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Shakespeare On the Lawn at Kenmore

Saturdays and Sundays: June 9, 10, 16 & 17, 7:00 p.m.
 

Shakespeare On the Lawn at Kenmore returns this June with four performances of As You Like It—one of Shakespeare's best-known plays—performed by The Rude Mechanicals and directed by Fred Franklin. All the world’s a stage in one of Shakespeare’s most popular and rollicking comedies about love and change. Arrive early to tour the mansion (5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.) and view the nearly completed refurnishing project. Bring folding chairs, or a blanket, and a picnic!

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

Washington House Open for Tours! 

 
The Washington house at Ferry Farm is now open for tours. The interpretive replica of George Washington’s boyhood home is an interactive and hands-on experience for all ages, where visitors can experience what life was like in the eighteenth century.

Using information from the probate inventory and archaeological evidence, the Washington house is currently being furnished with replica furniture and ceramics of what was originally in the home. This allows guests the opportunity to sit on the furniture and handle the objects.
 
Following a plan conceived by The George Washington Foundation’s Collections Committee and curators, noted cabinetmakers are crafting reproduction furniture using pieces from the time period of the Washington house as examples.
 
We hope you visit soon to take a tour of the Washington house and explore the preserved Ferry Farm landscape with the iPad tour, Uncovering George Washington’s Youth!
Share your enthusiasm and support a variety of daily activities at both National
Historic Landmark sites—Historic Kenmore and George Washington's Ferry Farm. 
Please consider a 2018 contribution to The George Washington Foundation. Thank you!
View of the interpretive replica of the Washington house at Ferry Farm.
Photo by Eric Kuchar of Mesick Cohen Wilson Baker Architects.

Register Now for Summer Explorers


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

June 25-29 History Camp in Historic Fredericksburg: Children ages 8-12, explore history with hands-on activities and projects.

July 16-20 Archaeology Camp: Unique, fun workshops for children ages 9-12 to experience colonial life and archaeology, play games, and enjoy crafts. 

August 2 Archaeology Day Camp: Children ages 6-8

Learn More about Summer Explorers...
The Fourth of July at Ferry Farm

The Fourth of July at Ferry Farm

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

 

Save the date for a special Independence Day – with the Washington house open – at George Washington’s boyhood home! Tour the Washington house, learn about archaeology at Ferry Farm, enjoy a patriotic flag retirement ceremony, interact with colonial and Civil War reenactors as well as members of the Patawomeck tribe, view living history demonstrations and theatre performances, and participate in educational programs, crafts, games, and hands-on activities for the whole family.
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Volunteers Needed for The Fourth of July at Ferry Farm!

Please contact the Foundation at 540-373-3381 ext. 17 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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