George Washington's Ferry Farm and Historic Kenmore

Events at Ferry Farm and Kenmore

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33rd Annual Gingerbread House Contest and Exhibit


GingerbreadGeorge Washington’s Ferry Farm
December 8-30 (Closed December 24 and 25)


A long-standing holiday tradition! Adults and children alike will enjoy the sights and smells of the festive creations displayed at George Washington’s Ferry Farm!

This year's theme is "Holiday Songs."

Hours: Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m
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General admission to Ferry Farm and the exhibit: $9 adults, $4.50 students, under 6 free. Exhibit only: $4.50 adults, $2.25 students, under 6 free.

Download the contest rules and registration form.

For more information and to register, call (540) 370-0732 x24 or email events@gwffoundation.org.


A Wee Christmas - Dollhouses and Miniatures Show


Wee ChristmasHistoric Kenmore
December 8-30 (Closed December 24 and 25)


Visit Kenmore this holiday season for an exhibit of highly detailed, replica dollhouses - including the mansion - and miniatures in the Crowninshield Museum Building. Share memories of your dollhouse with your family as you explore life in miniature! Put your mind and eye to the test with our “I Spy Miniatures” challenge – fun for young and old alike!

Hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Admission to Kenmore and exhibit: $12 adults, $6 students, under 6 free.
Exhibit only: $6 adults, $3 students, under 6 free.

Please consider loaning your treasure for this show! Email events@gwffoundation.org or call 540-370-0732 for more information.


Twelfth Night at Kenmore—A Dramatic Theatre Presentation

Experience the candlelight, music, and decorations of a colonial Christmas…and the uncertainty of Revolution!

Twelfth NightHistoric Kenmore
Friday, January 10
Saturday, January 11
Sunday, January 12, 2020








NOTE: In the event of cancellations for weather, schedule updates will be posted on
facebook.com/FerryFarmAndKenmore.

In the eighteenth century, December 25 was but the start of Christmas, a twelve-day celebration that ended on Twelfth Night. This final night was the most festive of the holiday season, if not of the entire year. 

In Twelfth Night at Kenmore, the year is 1776. This is the first Christmas that Fielding and Betty Washington Lewis celebrate in their newly built home. It is not the usual joyous atmosphere, however. The Revolutionary War brings fear, doubt, and frustration to the Lewis family, their friends, and Kenmore’s enslaved community.

View dramatic scenes by costumed actors in the first floor rooms of Kenmore.

Performance times: 3:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Reservations required. Call 540-370-0732 x24 or email events@gwffoundation.org

Cost: $15.00 adults, $7.50 students; free ages 6 and under


Family History Adventure Tours at Historic Kenmore

Available March through December

  • Play “I Spy Kenmore”
  • Discover fun facts about history
  • Visit a period kitchen
  • Learn about food in the 18th century at Kenmore
  • For adults and children ages 4-12 (children must be accompanied by an adult)
  • $10 adults;
    $8 children

Date/Time: by reservation. Registration for weekdays—24 hours in advance; registration for weekends—1 week in advance.

To register, please call (540) 370-0732 x24 or send email to
events@gwffoundation.org


Don't forget about our terrific school programs!

Available both on-site at Kenmore and Ferry Farm and in local school classrooms.


Birthday Parties at Ferry Farm and Kenmore!

Treat your child, age 5 to 10, and his or her friends to a birthday party at George Washington's Ferry Farm or Historic Kenmore! Learn more.


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