George Washington's Ferry Farm and Historic Kenmore

Events at Ferry Farm and Kenmore

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Shakespeare on the Lawn at Kenmore

June 11, 12, 18 & 19, 7:00 p.m.Shakespeare

Shakespeare on the Lawn at Kenmore returns this June with four performances of Hamlet—one of the most powerful and influential tragedies in English literature. The production is set in an eighteenth-century style—as if a young George Washington is in the audience.

Cost: $10 adults; $5 students.

Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Come early and enjoy your own picnic on the lawn. Tours of the mansion offered from 5:45 - 6:45 p.m., with performances starting at 7 p.m.

A special thank you to Lewis Insurance Associates as a
sponsor of Shakespeare on the Lawn at Kenmore:

Lewis Insurance


History Camp in Historic Fredericksburg

June 20-24, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

History CampExplore history and follow in the footsteps of George Washington, his family, and his friends. Enjoy hands-on activities, projects, and games at the Rising Sun Tavern, George Washington's Ferry Farm, Mary Washington House, Historic Kenmore, and Hugh Mercer Apothecary. Learn about Colonial food, medicine, and daily life.

Sponsored by The George Washington Foundation & Washington Heritage Museums.

Cost: $135 per child, $125 if registered by May 15

For rising 3rd through 6th graders (ages 8-12). Registration required. Call 540-370-0732 x24 or email hayes@gwffoundation.org


Fourth of July at Ferry Farm

July 4, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

Fourth of JulyCelebrate Independence Day at the place where George Washington spent his boyhood years. This year’s theme, “We The People” focuses on The Declaration of Independence with a variety of activities and entertainment for young and old alike. Learn about archaeology at Ferry Farm, enjoy a patriotic flag retirement ceremony, interact with colonial and Civil War
re-enactors as well as members of the Patawomeck tribe, listen to patriotic music, and participate in educational programs, crafts and games, and hands-on activities for the whole family.

Cost: $1 per person
Parking: Eagles Lodge - 21 Cool Spring Road Fredericksburg, VA 22405
Shuttles will run between the Eagles Lodge and Ferry Farm.


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
hayes@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.


Please Note: A staff photographer is usually present at public events. Photos taken by the staff photographer at these events may be used by the Foundation for marketing and promotional purposes. Your attendance at the event implies permission for the Foundation to use these photos and the Foundation owns the copyright for all such photos.