Learn with Me Day: Bird’s Eye View of the 18th Century
SATURDAy, May 21

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

Historic Kenmore

Learn With Me Day is an on-site program (aligned with VA SOLs) good for homeschool or students who are virtual learning.

During A Bird’s Eye View of the 18th Century, students travel back in time to peek at the lives of the Lewis family at Kenmore in 1775. What were the similarities and differences in how 18th-century people lived compared to us today? How did they cook, dress, and play?

$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.

Shakespeare on the Lawn
JUne 11, 12, 18, 19

7:00 – 8:30pm

(grounds open at 5:30)

Historic Kenmore

Our annual Shakespeare on the Lawn at Kenmore returns this June with four performances of Taming of the Shrew – with a 70s flair! The Fredericksburg Theatre Ensemble returns for a reimagined take on this Shakespeare comedy.

Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Come early and enjoy your own picnic on the lawn. Walk-through tours of Kenmore available between 5:30-7:00 with Shakespeare ticket.

Tickets:
$15 adults, $7 students
(plus processing fees)
Children 5 and under are free. In the event of rain, the performances will be cancelled and refunds will be issued.

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

Colonial Fair
Saturday, June 11

10:00am – 3:00pm

Historic Kenmore

See Eighteenth Century performances, hear colonial music, and learn to dance like George and Betty Washington.  Purchase handmade goods from a variety of artisan venders or grab a bite to eat from our on-site food truck.  

Admission includes access to the grounds (vendors, performances) along with games, crafts, and walk-through house tours of Kenmore.

Tickets are $5/ for those ages 6+ (plus processing fees)

2022 Summer Camps

We are excited to bring back our two summer camp programs this year! We are offering each program twice. Please note that sessions A & B are the same, and are offered twice to best fit busy summer schedules.

Camps are geared towards children ages 7 to 12.

Archaeology Camp

Dig up artifacts! Meet real archaeologists! Witness the wonders of the “science of history” and leave this camp with newfound knowledge of the mysteries beneath your feet.

Session A: June 6 – 10, 9am – 12pm

Session B: July 18 – 22, 9am – 12pm

Each week of camp is $175 per camper (plus processing fees)

Camp George vs. George

Using the lives of George and Betty Washington as guides, campers explore colonial society before and during the American Revolution. Through hands-on activities like a mock archaeological dig, surveying hike, dancing lessons, militia drill, and more, campers learn how George, Betty, and other colonists saw themselves as British and examine the events that ultimately led them to adopt a new American identity.

Session A: June 13 – 17; 9am – 12pm

Session B: July 25 – 29; 9am -12pm

Each week of camp is $175 per camper (plus processing fees)

Contact learn@gwffoundation.org with any questions.

Fabulous 4th at Ferry Farm
Monday, July 4

10:00am – 4:00pm

Mark your calendars for our annual July 4th celebration at Ferry Farm!

More details coming soon.

Learn with Me Day: I Dig George
Wednesday, July 27

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

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 archaeology process and learn the importance of the process to historical research.

Working at a simulated archaeological site, students learn about gridding the dig site, sifting for artifacts, and then washing, identifying, and mending artifacts. They will be challenged to think critically about the artifacts they uncover during their dig and leave with a new-found knowledge of what can be discovered under the ground.

$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.

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
May 21Learn with Me Day: Bird’s Eye View of the 18th CenturyHistoric 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 Swing DanceHistoric 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