Youth and Family Programs

CAMPS

During spring break and summer, Historic Kenmoer and George Washington’s Ferry Farm offer an exciting range of day camps. Advance registration is required.

HISTORY CAMP CANCELLED

HISTORY CAMP IN HISTORIC FREDERICKSBURG
June 8-12 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
For rising 3rd through 6th graders (ages 8-12)
Cost: $150 per child, $140 if registered and paid by May 1

Explore history and follow in the footsteps of George Washington, his family, and his friends. Enjoy hands-on activities, projects, and games at the Rising Sun Tavern, George Washington’s Ferry Farm, Mary Washington House, Historic Kenmore, and Hugh Mercer Apothecary. Learn about colonial food, medicine, and daily life.

Sponsored by The George Washington Foundation and the Washington Heritage Museums.

To register for History Camp, email a completed registration form [PDF] to events@gwffoundation.org or call 540-370-0732 x24.

ARCHAEOLOGY CAMPS AT GEORGE WASHINGTON’S FERRY FARM
Ferry Farm’s archaeology camps give campers a crash course in the entire archaeology process and the importance of archaeology to history. From recording information and uncovering artifacts to behind-the-scenes archaeology lab tours and demonstrations, campers will leave with a new-found knowledge of what is beneath their own two feet!

Archaeology Summer Camp
July 13-17 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Ages 9-12 | $150 per child

Archaeology Day Camp
July 29-30 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Ages 6-8 | $50 per child

To register for either Archeology Camp, email a completed registration form [PDF] to events@gwffoundation.org or call 540-370-0732 x24.

KENMORE’S
HANDS-ON HISTORY LAB

Kenmore’s Hands-On-History Lab is a highly interactive look at the lives of colonial children. A partnership between Kenmore and the 4th grade at Fredericksburg Academy, this special exhibit was created by children for children.

If your children would like to visit the lab, an interpreter from the Visitor Center will accompany you and your children to provide access.

A lab visit is included with regular admission at Kenmore.