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Living History at Ferry Farm:
Virginia 1774
SATURday, MARCH 2
10AM – 5pm

Celebrate the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution in Virginia with a living history event at George Washington’s Ferry Farm! Inside the Washington House, delve into the years leading up to the revolution, culminating in the pivotal year of 1774.

In each room, interactive living history stations will portray various aspects of 18th-century life. Guests can try their hand at a card game while learning about the Stamp Act or watch a dance demonstration to gain insight into 18th-century social life. Learn why this significant period spurred Virginians, including George Washington, to rally behind the revolutionary cause.

The Washington House will be open for timed, ticketed entry between 10:00am-12:00pm, 1:00-3:00pm, and 4:00-5:00pm. Tours begin every 20 minutes during these times. Please arrive at least 5-10 minutes before your scheduled start time in order to check in at the Visitor Center and walk to the Washington House. 

Advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended for house tours, as each time slot is limited. Access to the visitor center and grounds is included in ticket price.  

The Ferry Farm Visitor Center and grounds are open 10:00am-5:00pm. Grounds only admission tickets are available day of at the Visitor Center front desk. 

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

Ferry Farm
268 Kings Highway
Fredericksburg, VA 22405

Questions? Email learn@gwffoundation.org
or call 540-370-0732 x15.

Taste Through Time:
Bread Talk
Sunday, MARCH 3
12pM – 5pm

Whether you participated in the sourdough craze of 2020 or have memories of bread baking in your grandmother’s kitchen, you know there is nothing like a fresh-baked loaf of bread.

Bread was one of the most important foods of colonial times.  Watch an 18th century breadmaking demonstration in Kenmore’s kitchen at the opening weekend edition of our Taste Through Time program.

During your visit, the kitchen will be open for guests to watch a baking demonstration and learn about the history of bread, its processes, and the people who made it in Colonial America.  While you enjoy the presentation, partake a sample of bread!

The kitchen will be open throughout the day, and entry is included with general admission fees. Visitors may reserve house tour tickets online (for March 3 after 12pm) or purchase on-site at the front desk. Museum only admission can be purchased on-site. Both admission rates include entry to the kitchen.  

ADMISSION
House Tour
$12 – adults
$6 – students ages 6-17
Free – children under 6

Museum Admission
$6 – adults
$3 – students ages 6-17
Free – children under 6

House tour times: 12:15, 1:30, 2:45, 4:00

Historic Kenmore
1201 Washington Ave.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Questions? Email learn@gwffoundation.org
or call 540-370-0732 x11.

Girl Scout Day
Historic Kenmore
saturday, march 23
10am & 1pm

Calling all Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts! We are excited to host two badge earning programs at Historic Kenmore on Saturday, March 23. After each program, participants are invited to tour Historic Kenmore.

Brownie Program
10:00am – 12:00pm
Did you know that learning to dance was an important part of George Washington and his sister Betty’s childhood education? Dancing requires effective communication and teamwork for success! Follow in the footsteps of George and Betty by learning some 18th-century dance moves and completing the Brownie Girl Scout Dancer badge. Click button for more information and to register.

Junior Girl Scout Program
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ever wonder how George Washington and his siblings managed tasks like telling time and predicting weather without modern technology? Explore the math and science skills George Washington learned to accomplish these tasks and more by completing the Junior Girl Scouts Numbers in Nature badge at Historic Kenmore!

Historic Kenmore
1201 Washington Ave.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Questions? Email learn@gwffoundation.org
or call 540-370-0732 x11.

Colonial Fair
Historic Kenmore
saturday, april 6
10am – 4pm

Huzzah!  Step back in time at Historic Kenmore’s Colonial Fair. Be enchanted by Peter Gardiner’s magical conjuring, marvel at Dr. Balthasar’s Miracle Medicine Show, and laugh along with Professor Horn’s Punch and Judy Show. Engage in colonial art lessons, relish interactive games, and soak in the musical atmosphere of Colonial Faire. This event offers a captivating blend of historical performances and immersive activities, promising a day of enchantment and discovery for all attendees, young and old alike!

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

Historic Kenmore
1201 Washington Ave.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Questions? Email learn@gwffoundation.org
or call 540-370-0732 x11.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community Day
Historic Kenmore
sunday, april 14
1pm & 2:30pm

Participants can tour Historic Kenmore 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 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Reservations are encouraged as space is limited. Historic Kenmore admission fee applies. 

Please arrive to Historic Kenmore’s Visitor Center 10-15 minutes before the tour begins to be welcomed by staff and check in.

Historic Kenmore
1201 Washington Ave.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Questions? Email learn@gwffoundation.org
or call 540-370-0732 x11.

2024 Full Event Schedule
Subject to change
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DATEEVENTLOCATION
January 5, 6, 7Twelfth NightHistoric Kenmore
February 19George Washington’s Birthday EventFerry Farm
March 2Opening Weekend Living HistoryFerry Farm
March 3Taste Through TimeHistoric Kenmore
March 23Girl Scout Program: Dance & Numbers in NatureHistoric Kenmore
April 6Colonial FairHistoric Kenmore
April 13Dog Days at Ferry FarmFerry Farm
April 14Deaf & Hard of Hearing Community DayHistoric Kenmore
May 11Tea in the GardenHistoric Kenmore
May 16, 17Mini-Mornings at the MuseumHistoric Kenmore
May 27Memorial Day – Revolutionary War Living HistoryHistoric Kenmore
June 8, 9, 15, 16Shakespeare on the LawnHistoric Kenmore
June 10-14Archaeology CampFerry Farm
June 20, 21Mini-Mornings at the MuseumFerry Farm
June 22Betty’s BirthdayHistoric Kenmore
June 28Family Archaeology DayFerry Farm
July 4Fabulous Fourth at Ferry FarmFerry Farm
July 15-19George vs. George: Revolutionary War CampFerry Farm & Historic Kenmore
July 25, 26Mini-Mornings at the MuseumHistoric Kenmore
August 15, 16Mini-Mornings at the MuseumFerry Farm
September 5 (TBD)Lafayette Lecture SeriesCRRL
September 19, 20Mini-Mornings at the MuseumHistoric Kenmore
September 28Block PartyHistoric Kenmore
October 4Homeschool DayFerry Farm
October 6Deaf & Hard of Hearing Community DayFerry Farm
October 12Dog Days at Ferry FarmFerry Farm
October 13Taste Through TimeHistoric Kenmore
October 17, 18Mini-Mornings at the MuseumHistoric Kenmore
November 2Night in Washington’s DayHistoric Kenmore
November 16Gingerbread House WorkshopFerry Farm
November 16Wee Christmas WorkshopHistoric Kenmore
December 1Gingerbread Contest Opening ReceptionFerry Farm
December 1 – 3038th Annual Gingerbread Contest & ExhibitFerry Farm
December 1 -3010th Annual Wee Christmas Dollhouse & Miniatures ShowHistoric Kenmore
December 12, 13Mini-Mornings at the MuseumFerry Farm
December 15Taste Through TimeHistoric Kenmore