26th Annual Gingerbread House Contest & Exhibit at Kenmore
Candlelight Tour at Kenmore
Pre-school Gingerbread Workshops at Kenmore
Dec. 7-9 Fire on the Rappahannock
, a Civil War Sesquicentennial event at Ferry Farm and Kenmore
Model Train Exhibit at Ferry Farm
Santa at Ferry Farm
Visit the Events page
of the website for complete details.
Fire on the Rappahannock
Civil War Sesquicentennial Events
at Kenmore and Ferry Farm
Friday through Sunday, Dec. 7-9
Events at Kenmore and Ferry Farm will be an integral part of "Fire on the Rappahannock
," a commemoration of the Battle of Fredericksburg on its 150th anniversary. Hundreds of Union troops will be encamped at Ferry Farm
and living-history interpreters will demonstrate quilting, laundering, blacksmithing, and horsemanship. Friday's program includes "Horses & Saddles" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and quilting demos from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Also at Ferry Farm
on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., reenactors will portray the shelling of Fredericksburg and the pontoon crossing of the Rappahannock River. A lecture series will focus on period clothing and the experiences of women during the war:
Sat. 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
-- "What They Wore"
Sat. 11 a.m.- 12 p.m
. -- "How They Wore Their Hair"
Sat. 12 p.m. - 1 p.m
. -- "The Black Women Experience in the Civil War"
Sun. 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
-- "Who Wore What"
for cooking demonstrations and a field hospital throughout the weekend.
Admission to Ferry Farm and Kenmore
will be $1.00 per person at each site. Children age 6 and under will be admitted free. Optional, guided tours of Kenmore
are available at regular admission prices.
Please note that parking will not be available at Ferry Farm on Saturday and Sunday. We ask that you park in downtown Fredericksburg or at Chatham Square Shopping Center (411 Chatham Heights Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22405). Trolleys will transport visitors and reenactors to/from Ferry Farm and Fredericksburg at no charge.
To learn more about the Fire on the Rappahannock events throughout Fredericksburg, visit the event website.
Model Trains at
Daily, December 10 through 30
10 a.m. till 4 p.m.
The Rappahannock Model Railroad Club
will present two displays of model trains featuring O-gauge steam engines. Displays will depict a 1930s Christmas village and a winter of 1862 Confederate supply camp scene.
The train exhibit is included with regular admission
to Ferry Farm.
In the Gift Shop at Kenmore
Gingerbread Mix Gift Basket
Be sure to place your order now for a lovely gift basket containing Kenmore Gingerbread Mix and Kenmore Tea, both created exclusively for our gift shop. Delivery will be in time for holiday giving. Cost is $20 plus shipping.
To order, contact Susan Bailey at (540) 373-3381 x.10 or firstname.lastname@example.org
And the Winner is...
GWF Artifacts Analyst Laura Galke
was recognized by her peers as the 2012 Archaeological Society of Virginia's Archaeologist of the Year!
Artifacts from Fredericksburg's First Pottery
GWF Ceramics & Glass Specialist Mara Kaktins
is cataloguing artifacts found by archaeologists with Dovetail Cultural Resource Group during the recent dig at the site of Fredericksburg's first pottery. The discovery of this site will impact how pottery sherds are evaluated at Kenmore, Ferry Farm and the entire region.
Hours at Historic Kenmore and Ferry Farm
Daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The last tour at Kenmore begins at 3:15 p.m. Both sites are closed Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22), December 24, 25, & 31.
Visit the website for details about hours and admission fees