Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Community Day
Ferry Farm
Sunday, October 2

2pm & 3pm

Participants can tour the Washington House interpreted by Abbie Castillo (using American Sign Language). Before or after the tour, participants are encouraged to explore the grounds, garden, and Visitor Center galleries. 

Tour times are 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Reservations are encouraged as space is limited.

Please arrive to Ferry Farm 10-15 minutes before your tour begins.  You will check-in at the Visitors Center, where staff will welcome you.

ADMISSION:
$12.00 – adults
$6.00 – students (ages 6-17)
Free – children (ages 5 & under)
Plus processing fee.

For more information, email learn@gwffoundation.org
or call 540-370-0732 x 11.

Learn with Me Day: I Dig George!
Ferry Farm
Saturday, October 29

9:30 – 10:30am; 11am – 12pm;
1pm – 2pm; 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Unearth your inner archaeologist! Kids explore together with parents or caregivers on a simulated archaeological site at George Washington’s Ferry Farm. Students will be challenged to think critically about artifacts and encouraged to understand history in a tangible way.

Learn with Me Day is a monthly on-site program (aligned with VA SOLs), good for students in grade levels K-6. Participants will engage with the archaeological process and learn the importance of the process to historical research.

$10/children and $5/adults (plus processing fees), space is limited.

For more information, email learn@gwffoundation.org
or call 540-370-0732 x 15.

Night in Washington’s Day
HISTORIC KENMORE
Saturday, november 5

7pm & 8pm

Learn about the surprisingly active nights of 18th-century early America by attending our annual Night in Washington’s Day  program! During this hour-long program, guests will explore the night sky’s history through constellation stories well-known to early Americans, learn about (and see!) historic lighting technology inside Kenmore’s candlelit dining room, and witness actors portray two enslaved women using nighttime to plan an escape in a dramatic theater scene. This special program is not a full tour of Historic Kenmore, but rather a glimpse into part of the past.

The tour begins and ends at Historic Kenmore’s visitor center. Following the program, attendees are invited to sample our selection of teas, and enjoy some cookies too!

ADMISSION:
$15.00 – adults
$7.00 – students (ages 6-17)
Free – children (ages 5 & under)
Plus processing fee.

For more information, email learn@gwffoundation.org
or call 540-370-0732 x 11.

USO Night!
Historic Kenmore
Veterans day – friday, november 11

7pm-9:30pm

Are you ready for a swingin’ good evening of music, dancing, and good company? Put on your dancing shoes, bring your dance partner, and come on out to The George Washington Foundation’s Centennial Celebration Event: USO Night at Historic Kenmore! 

Live music performed by the Fredericksburg Big Band and dance performances by Dance FXBG: Lindy in the ‘Burg! Dance the night away on the lawn of the Historic Kenmore Mansion. Slow down and enjoy home-style food and a beverage. Learn about the efforts of the ladies of Kenmore to support their men in uniform during World War II as we honor our veterans today.

Hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks included with admission. Alcoholic beverage tickets available for purchase on site for $6.00.

ADMISSION:
$35.00 – General Public
$25.00 –Veterans & Active Military
Plus processing fee.

For more information, email learn@gwffoundation.org
or call 540-370-0732 x 11.

USO Night is sponsored by Lewis Insurance Associates and Hirschler.

Call for Entries!
Gingerbread House
Contest and Exhibit
ferry farm
drop off dates: Nov 26 – dec 3

Is your gingerbread confection perfection? Does your icing piping conjure up pure artistry?

Show off your edible creativity at Ferry Farm’s annual Gingerbread Contest and Exhibit. This year’s theme is a legend in the baking – “Architectural Wonders of the World.” Entry drop-off is November 26-December 3 and will be exhibited at the Ferry Farm Visitor Center December 4-30.

ENTRY CATEGORIES:
Ages 2-5
Ages 6-10
Ages 11-14
Ages 15-17
Ages 18 & over
Special Needs
Family
Professional

Each exhibitor receives four free passes to the Wee Christmas exhibit at Historic Kenmore and the Gingerbread House Contest & Exhibit at George Washington’s Ferry Farm.

See entry form for complete details.

If you need assistance registering or have questions about participating, contact
Allison Ellis by emailing 
ellis@gwffoundation.org or calling
540-370-0732 x11.

Call for Entries!
Wee Christmas Dollhouses
And Miniatures Show
historic Kenmore
entry form deadline: November 19
drop off date: december 3

Call for entries for our 8th annual Dollhouses and Miniatures Exhibit. If you have a dollhouse, room box, covered vignette, or unique miniatures display that would wow spectators, that is no small feat!

This delightful event is inspired by Kenmore’s replica dollhouse in the Crowninshield Building Visitor Center. Entry form deadline is November 19, entry drop-off is December 3. Dollhouses and miniatures will be displayed in the Historic Kenmore Visitor Center December 4-30 and during Twelfth Night weekend, January 6-8.

Each exhibitor receives four free passes to the Wee Christmas exhibit at Historic Kenmore and the Gingerbread House Contest & Exhibit at George Washington’s Ferry Farm.

See entry form for complete details.

If you need assistance registering or have questions about participating, contact Allison Ellis by emailing 
ellis@gwffoundation.org or calling
540-370-0732 x11.

Gingerbread House Workshop
ferry farm
saturday, november 19

11:00am – 12:30pm

Learn the secrets of building a real gingerbread house! Build and decorate a small gingerbread house step-by-step. All materials are provided.

Ages 7 to adult. Children under 14 must be accompanied by a participating adult.

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FEE
Advance registration required, space is limited.
$20.00 per person, ages 7 and up.
Plus processing fee.

For more information, email learn@gwffoundation.org
or call 540-370-0732 x 11.

A Wee Christmas Miniature
Making Workshop
historic Kenmore
saturday, november 19

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Create a holiday-themed “room box” that you can display during Kenmore’s A Wee Christmas Dollhouse & Miniatures Show or as part of your holiday décor at home! Expert instruction and all room box materials are provided during the workshop.

You’ll also receive instructions, ideas, and resources to make additional room boxes at home. The workshop is fun for imaginative crafters and creators, ages 8 to 98!

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FEE
Advance registration required, space is limited.
$20.00 per person, ages 8 and up.
Plus processing fee.

For more information, email learn@gwffoundation.org
or call 540-370-0732 x 11.

2022 Full Event Schedule
Subject to change
Downloadable PDF
DATEEVENTLOCATION
February 21George Washington’s Birthday EventFerry Farm
February 26Learn with Me Day: Boy Before LegendFerry Farm
March 5Girl Scout DayFerry Farm
March 26Learn with Me Day: Bird’s Eye View of the 18th CenturyHistoric Kenmore
April 9Centennial Block PartyHistoric Kenmore
April 29Centennial Weekend ConcertFerry Farm
May 7Mother’s Day Tea with the Ladies of KenmoreHistoric Kenmore
June 6 – 10Archaeology CampFerry Farm
June 11, 12, 18, 19Arts at Kenmore: Shakespeare on the LawnHistoric Kenmore
June 13 -1 7Camp George vs. GeorgeFerry Farm & Historic Kenmore
July 4Fabulous Fourth at Ferry FarmFerry Farm
July 18-22Archaeology CampFerry Farm
July 25 -29Camp George vs. GeorgeFerry Farm & Historic Kenmore
July 27Learn with Me Day: I Dig GeorgeFerry Farm
August 31Learn with Me Day: Boy Before LegendFerry Farm
September 17Movie on the LawnHistoric Kenmore
September 17Girl Scout DayHistoric Kenmore
September 24Learn with Me Day: Bird’s Eye ViewHistoric Kenmore
October 2Deaf & Hard of Hearing Community DayFerry Farm
October 29Learn with Me Day: I Dig GeorgeFerry Farm
November 5Night in Washington’s DayHistoric Kenmore
November 11Music on the Lawn: USO NightHistoric Kenmore
November 19Gingerbread House WorkshopFerry Farm
November 19A Wee Christmas WorkshopHistoric Kenmore
December 4 – 3036th Annual Gingerbread Contest & ExhibitFerry Farm
December 4 -308th Annual Wee Christmas Dollhouse & Miniatures ShowHistoric Kenmore