Historic Kenmore and George Washington’s Ferry Farm Temporarily Close Because of the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

MarCH 16, 2020

Media Contacts
Jessica Burger, 540-373-3381, burger@gwffoundation.org

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation at the national, state, and local levels continues to evolve, The George Washington Foundation has closed Historic Kenmore and George Washington’s Ferry Farm to visitors until further notice.

We will re-assess based on recommendations from federal, state, and local governments and medical authorities. We are monitoring and evaluating the COVID-19 developments, and are following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those recommendations will inform the Foundation’s decision as to when it will re-open to the public.

We will keep you updated through our website, Facebook page, and Lives & Legacies blog, along with providing plenty of interesting stories for you to follow about the Washington and Lewis families. Stay tuned on these channels for updates as to when our sites will reopen.

The leadership and staff of The George Washington Foundation appreciate your understanding as we navigate this difficult situation. To the friends of Historic Kenmore and George Washington’s Ferry Farm—stay safe and healthy. Thank you for your continued support.

In the meantime, follow us on Facebook and on Lives & Legacies for interesting information on the Washington and Lewis families, along with fun and educational activities to do with your whole family!

Historic Kenmore and George Washington’s Ferry Farm are owned and operated by The George Washington Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. The Foundation’s mission is to enhance the public understanding and appreciation of the lives, values, and legacies of George Washington, Fielding and Betty Washington Lewis, and their families. Please visit ferryfarm.org and kenmore.org for more information on its two National Historic Landmark sites, George Washington’s Ferry Farm and Historic Kenmore.

Ferry Farm is located at 268 Kings Highway, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Kenmore is located at 1201 Washington Avenue, Fredericksburg, Virginia

Visitors to Ferry Farm tour the Washington house, view archaeologists at work, see the artifact conservation laboratory, tour the Visitor Center’s exhibit The Science of History at Ferry Farm, and enjoy the self-guided iPad tour—Uncovering George Washington’s Youth.

Kenmore guests experience the restored house with its recently refurnished interior, walk through the gardens, and tour the orientation exhibit The Patriots Lewis: What Would You Give.

George Washington’s Ferry Farm and Historic Kenmore are open most days,
March – December—learn more at kenmore.org or ferryfarm.org.

Learn more from the Foundation’s archaeologists, curators, and educators on the
Lives & Legacies blog.

Find George Washington’s Ferry Farm and Historic Kenmore on Facebook.

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