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A scene from Shakespeare on the Lawn at Kenmore

Shakespeare On the Lawn at Kenmore

Saturdays: June 13 & 20, 7:00 p.m.

Sundays: June 14 & 21, 7:00 p.m.

Shakespeare On the Lawn at Kenmore returns this June with four performances of the popular - yet heartbreaking - tragedy, King Lear, presented by The Fredericksburg Players, directed by Fred Franklin. Arrive early to tour the mansion (5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.) and view the refurnishing project in progress. Bring folding chairs, or a blanket, and a picnic!

Plan to attend a performance or learn more about “King Lear in Washington’s Day” at http://livesandlegaciesblog.org/.
A special thank you to Lewis Insurance Associates as a sponsor of
Shakespeare On the Lawn at Kenmore:

Thank you to everyone who attended The Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Washington house and the first phase of construction at Ferry Farm on Saturday, April 25!

Read in the Free Lance-Star about this milestone event, The Future of Our Past Campaign, and The Washington House Challenge: www.ferryfarm.org/whc.
Timber Hewing

Summer Activities at Ferry Farm

  • Saturday, June 6, 10:30 a.m. - A Native Plant Walk with archaeologist Mara Kaktins
  • Weekdays through Friday, June 19 - Archaeology at the Washington house site
  • Building George's House - Historic Trades Demonstrations:
              - Saturday, June 27 – Timber hewing
              - Saturday, July 25 – Brick masonry
  • Daily - Updated iPad Tour, Uncovering George Washington's Youth and a new exhibit in the Visitor Center, The Science of History at Ferry Farm.
Learn more...
Summer Programs at Ferry Farm and Kenmore

Register Now for Summer Programs

A full schedule of camps and programs is planned at Kenmore and Ferry Farm. Space is limited—please sign up early!

June 22-26 History Camp in historic Fredericksburg. Children ages 8-12, explore history with hands-on activities and projects. Learn More...

July 27-30 Educators' Workshop: Beyond Standardized Tests 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...
The Fourth of July at Ferry Farm

The Fourth of July at Ferry Farm

Saturday: July 4, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Celebrate Independence Day at the place where George Washington spent his boyhood years. This year’s theme, “Let Freedom Ring” honors home and country with a variety of activities and entertainment for young and old alike. Learn about Washington farm archaeology, enjoy a patriotic flag retirement ceremony, interact with colonial and Civil War re-enactors as well as members of the Patawomeck tribe, and participate in educational programs, crafts and games, and hands-on activities for the whole family. Learn more...

Volunteers Needed for The Fourth of July at Ferry Farm!

Please contact the Foundation at 540-370-0732 ext. 22 or sherman@gwffoundation.org for information on helping at this Independence Day event. Opportunities include assisting with children’s games and crafts or event set-up/take-down as well as welcoming visitors and distributing programs. Consider volunteering together as a business or community group!
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