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The Fourth of July at Ferry Farm

The Fourth of July at Ferry Farm

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

 

Celebrate Independence Day at George Washington's Ferry Farm with this year's theme: "Home Sweet Home”. Enjoy Washington farm archaeology, educational programs and dramatic performances, period re-enactors, crafts and exhibitors, games, Tell Your Stafford Story oral histories—a special initiative in the 350th anniversary year of Stafford County, visiting with members of the Patawomeck Tribe, and hands-on activities for the whole family. Wear your best July Fourth hat for a contest at noon. A patriotic flag retirement ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. and plan to stay for a special bluegrass concert by the County’s own, Mark Newton, and musical partner, Steve Thomas, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  
Free parking at Eagles Lodge, 21 Cool Springs Road, with shuttle service to Ferry Farm—ride a trolley to/from Eagles Lodge or the Heritage Festival downtown (handicapped parking at Ferry Farm). Food vendors on site. $1 per person (under age 2 free). Please: no pets, coolers, or alcohol.

A full-day, family-friendly event. Learn More...
Thank you to the Foundation’s sponsors for this event, including Dominion Resources, Splitsville, Stafford County Tourism, and B101.5 WBQB/NewsTalk1230 WFVA.
Educator Workshop at Ferry Farm

Educator Workshop at Ferry Farm

Archaeology: The Science of History

July 28-31, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


An interpretive workshop for educators. Learn and engage in scientific and anthropological methods used by archaeologists and historical researchers to understand artifacts and how they inform us about everyday life at the Washington home farm. Registration $75/person. Participants receive 20 teacher recertification points. Space is limited. Learn More...
Girl playing with hoop

Try a Special Program this Summer

A full schedule of unique and fun educational workshops, for children ages 4-12, includes Play and Work at the Plantation and Family History Adventure Tours, both at Historic Kenmore, and I Dig George at Washington’s Ferry Farm. Advance registration is required for each special program. Learn More...
Washington Cherry Bowl

Shop Now for Distinctive Gifts

New items are in stock including this reproduction punch bowl with a cherry motif, which is based on artifacts excavated at Ferry Farm and attributed to the Washingtons. Available in gift shops at both historic sites or contact the Foundation to order at (540) 373-3381 x10. Shop...
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