The Community Give

The Community Give

Tuesday: May 6, 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, May 6 and contribute to The George Washington Foundation through The Community Give, a 24-hour online day of giving! Help advance all the good work at Historic Kenmore and Washington’s Ferry Farm, including archaeology, preservation, and curatorial initiatives as well as educational programs for both children and life-long learners alike. Gifts of $25 or more may qualify the Foundation for additional funding from thousands of dollars in prizes!

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Oregano Plant

Garden Design With Herbs

Saturday: May 17, 2:00 p.m.

Sally Harman, who holds a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the Rhode Island School of Design, will give a talk on garden design with herbs—highlighting how their rich history and functionality allow these aromatic plants to be more than just ornaments in the garden. Refreshments will follow the program. Learn More...

Kenmore admission required and registrations preferred. Please call 540-370-0732 or email

A scene from Shakespeare on the Lawn at Kenmore

Shakespeare on the Lawn at Kenmore

Saturdays: June 14 & 21, 7:00 p.m.

Sundays: June 15 & 22, 7:00 p.m.

Plan to attend a performance of Shakespeare on the Lawn at Kenmore. In its 11th year, the Fredericksburg Players, directed by Fred Franklin, will present Macbeth in a colonial style—similar to the theatre that entertained a young George Washington. Come early, bring folding chairs, or a blanket, and a picnic! Learn More...
A special thank you to Lewis Insurance Associates as a sponsor of
Shakespeare on the Lawn at Kenmore.

Children in Summer Explorer's program

Register Now for Summer Programs

June 23-27 History Camp in historic Fredericksburg. Children ages 8-12, explore history with hands-on activities and projects. Learn More...

July-August Summer Explorers and Archaeology Camps. Unique, fun camps and workshops for children to experience colonial life and archaeology, play games, and enjoy crafts. Learn More...
Upcoming special events

Upcoming Special Events...


Tuesday: May 6 – Archaeology Dig Site Opens

Visit with Ferry Farm archaeologists and students as they discover new finds at the Washington house site. Learn more about archaeology at George Washington's boyhood home...


Saturday: June 7 – Native Plant Walk at Ferry Farm

A new program, and part of a series of native plant walks at both sites. Join archaeologist Mara Kaktins at 10:30 a.m. for a tour examining trees, herbs, and weeds used by American Indians and the colonists for medicine, food, and other needs.


Friday: July 4 – The Fourth of July at Ferry Farm

Celebrate this patriotic holiday where George Washington spent his childhood years. Enjoy games, crafts, and fun activities for the entire family. Plan to stay for award-winning bluegrass musicians Newton and Thomas on stage from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Learn More...

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