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Fall Events at Kenmore and Ferry Farm

Autumn is an ideal time for students, families, and lifelong learners to visit Historic Kenmore and Ferry Farm—try the updated iPad tour, “Uncovering George Washington's Youth,” and view new findings about the furnishings and architecture of the Washington house! Learn more about upcoming educational programs and special events at
Campaign Desk

Tour Kenmore

As part of the ongoing refurnishing, see a recent addition – a campaign or camp desk – to the Small Room—thank you to a generous donor for supporting this acquisition. Read about this portable desk for Fielding Lewis’ office on The Rooms at Kenmore blog. Also, in the Kenmore kitchen outbuilding, hear historic stories about Kenmore’s preservation and efforts to support America's troops during World War II—learn more on the Lives & Legacies blog.
Home School Days

Home School Days

Ferry Farm: Wednesday, September 23
Kenmore: Thursday, October 8
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Activities include: crafts and skits, learning about colonial life, scavenger hunt, tour of Kenmore mansion, George's Western Adventure at Ferry Farm, colonial games and chores, and coloring table for younger siblings.

For children age 5 and over. $5 per child for each Home School Day. Please register in advance. Call 540-370-0732 x24 or

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Day at Ferry Farm

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Day
at Ferry Farm

Sunday, October 4 – 2:00 p.m.

Featuring a guided tour led by Archaeology Laboratory Supervisor Melanie Marquis and translated by ReBecca Bennett using American Sign Language:

  • Archaeology Laboratory
  • Washington House Site
  • Museum Gallery Exhibits
  • Eighteenth-Century Demonstration Garden
Reservations are not required. Regular admission.
Fielding's Story: A Gentleman's Sacrifice

Fielding's Story: A Gentleman's Sacrifice
Kenmore and Ferry Farm

Saturday, October 10 & Sunday, October 11 
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Fielding’s Story: A Gentleman’s Sacrifice—a series of dramatic presentations that portray events from the life of Fielding Lewis – member of Virginia’s gentry, wealthy merchant, leading citizen of Fredericksburg, builder of Kenmore, supporter of the American Revolution, and husband of Betty Washington.

Parts of the performance are set outdoors at both sites. Dress and shoes appropriate for outdoor walking suggested. Participants meet at Ferry Farm, travel by trolley to Kenmore, and upon the program's conclusion, return to Ferry Farm.

Cost: $12 adults, $6 ages 4-17, free ages 3 and under.
Reservations required. Call 540-370-0732 x24 or email
Upcoming Activities

Save the Date for Upcoming Activities

  • Saturday, September 19, 10:30 a.m. - A Native Plant Walk at Ferry Farm with archaeologist Mara Kaktins
  • Saturday, September 26 - Building George's House - Historic Trades Demonstration at Ferry Farm
  • Saturday, November 7 - Gingerbread House Construction Workshops at Ferry Farm
  • Friday, November 13 - Night in Washington's Day at Kenmore
  • December 6-30 - 29th Annual Gingerbread House Contest & Exhibit at Ferry Farm
  • December 6-30 - Dollhouses & Miniatures Show at Kenmore
  • December 12 - Holiday Decorations Workshop at Ferry Farm

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