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George Washington's Birthday Celebration at Ferry Farm

George Washington's Birthday at Ferry Farm

Saturday, February 18, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Celebrate George Washington’s 285th birthday at his boyhood home with fun activities for the whole family, including games, crafts, exhibits, the Stone Throw Challenge and a Marching of Troops, history theater, and birthday cake! “General Washington” will attend the birthday celebration to talk about his youth on the farm!  Learn More...

*See the Washington Nationals’ Racing President “George”: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Learn about the ongoing construction of the Washington house at Ferry Farm! Read Fredericksburg's The Free Lance-Star for additional information: "Washington house replica rises on riverbank."

$5 adults; 17 and under free.

A special thank you to sponsors of George Washington’s Birthday Weekend events: Wack General Contractor and Peoples Community Bank.
Archaeology Day at Ferry Farm

Archaeology Day at Ferry Farm

Monday, February 20, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Hear firsthand from archaeologists on staff about excavations and the 735,000 artifacts unearthed at George Washington's boyhood home. Enjoy crafts, theater performances, presentations by Muraca the Magnificent - Guru of Glues, and behind-the-scenes visits to the archaeology laboratory. Learn More...

Tour Ferry Farm and see the Washington house under construction!

Archaeology Day is a free event!
Plan a Visit - Kenmore

Both Sites Reopen March 1!


Historic Kenmore and Ferry Farm open for the 2017 season on Wednesday, March 1. With the first floor of Kenmore almost completely refurnished and the construction of the Washington house charging forward, it should be an exciting year! Plan your visit… 
 
The Life of Washington

Thank You!


The George Washington Foundation is truly grateful to Ms. Jean Williams Conway of Georgetown, Ohio – a member of The William Strother Society – for the gift of an 1808 copy of The Life of Washington written by Pastor Mason Locke Weems. This special book was presented to the Foundation during the Strother descendants’ July 2016 visit. In 1738, George Washington’s father, Augustine, acquired Ferry Farm from the estate of William Strother III, a prominent lawyer and Burgess in the colonial Virginia legislature.
Tea and Tour: The Ladies at Kenmore

Tea and Tour:
The Ladies of Kenmore

Saturday, March 11, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

Plan to attend a distinctive Tea and Tour focusing on the many generations of ladies who have called Kenmore home! Enjoy Kenmore tea and gingerbread while experiencing eighteenth-century tea service. See the first floor of the mansion, hear about the history of the grand 1775 home through vignettes, and meet a few of the remarkable ladies of Kenmore as part of this dramatic tour. Learn more…
Grandparent/Grandchild One-Day Archaeology Camp

Grandparent/Grandchild
One-Day Archaeology Camp

Tuesday, April 18 or Thursday, April 20
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


An extraordinary program for grandchildren and grandparents! Discover archaeology – and create lasting memories – as part of a supervised excavation. This one-day camp, during spring break, is an excellent opportunity for grandchildren and grandparents to explore George Washington’s boyhood home together!
Save the dates for educational programs, special events, and summer experiences such
as History Camp in Historic Fredericksburg, June 26-30! View the 2017 Calendar of Events
for a comprehensive list of programs at Historic Kenmore and George Washington's Ferry Farm. 
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