George Washington’s Birthday Celebration
ferry farm
monday, February 20

Celebrate George Washington’s 291st birthday at his boyhood home with fun activities for the whole family!

Meet “George Washington,” participate in our annual stone throwing contest, and eat birthday cupcakes – while supplies last. Guests will enjoy several educational stations throughout the Ferry Farm property, engage with archaeologists, historians, and other experts to learn about Ferry Farm, the Washington family, and the enslaved people who lived here.

No pets allowed at this event.

Events will be ongoing from 10am – 3pm, while tickets last. 

$5.00 – adults
Free – 17 & under
(Plus online processing fee.)

Advanced ticket purchase highly recommended as time slots are limited. Purchase tickets for arrival times beginning at the top of every hour. Time slots:

In the event of inclement weather, the event will be canceled, and refunds issued.

George Washington’s Ferry Farm
268 Kings Hwy
Fredericksburg, VA 22405

Parking on site.

or call 540-370-0732 x 11.

2023 Full Event Schedule
Subject to change
Downloadable PDF
January 6, 7, 8Twelfth NightHistoric Kenmore
January 17Book Club with CRRLVirtual
February 20George Washington’s Birthday EventFerry Farm
March 4Girl Scout Program: Outdoor Art Creator & Outdoor ExplorerFerry Farm
March 25, 26Women’s History Month Tours (1 at Ferry Farm, 1 at Kenmore)Ferry Farm & Historic Kenmore
April 8Easter Egg Hunt & Block PartyHistoric Kenmore
April 15Girl Scout Program: Dance & Numbers in NatureFerry Farm
April 16Deaf & Hard of Hearing Community DayHistoric Kenmore
April 29Dog Day! (Spring)Ferry Farm
May 6Mother’s Day Tea with the Ladies of KenmoreHistoric Kenmore
May 13Girl Scout Program: My Family Story & (History) DetectiveHistoric Kenmore
May 20Colonial FairHistoric Kenmore
May 29Living History Program with Bill BusierFerry Farm
June 8Mini-Mornings at the MuseumHistoric Kenmore
June 9Mini-Mornings at the MuseumFerry Farm
June 10, 11, 17, 18Shakespeare on the LawnHistoric Kenmore
June 12-16Archaeology CampFerry Farm
June 24Betty’s Birthday!Historic Kenmore
June 28Learn with Me Day: Bird’s Eye ViewHistoric Kenmore
July 4Fabulous Fourth at Ferry FarmFerry Farm
July 10-14Camp George vs. GeorgeFerry Farm & Historic Kenmore
July 13Mini-Mornings at the Museum Historic Kenmore
July 14Mini-Mornings at the MuseumFerry Farm
July 26Learn with Me Day: I Dig GeorgeFerry Farm
August 10Mini-Mornings at the MuseumHistoric Kenmore
August 11Mini-Mornings at the MuseumFerry Farm
August 31Learn with Me Day: Boy Before LegendFerry Farm
September 9Girl Scout Program: Outdoor Art Creator & Outdoor ExplorerFerry Farm
September 13Mini-Mornings at the MuseumHistoric Kenmore
September 14Mini-Mornings at the MuseumFerry Farm
September 20History in the Kitchen Series – 1Historic Kenmore
September 30Learn with Me Day: Bird’s Eye ViewHistoric Kenmore
October 1Deaf & Hard of Hearing Community DayFerry Farm
October 12Mini-Mornings at the MuseumHistoric Kenmore
October 13Mini-Mornings at the MuseumFerry Farm
October 19History in the Kitchen Series – 2Historic Kenmore
October 21Dog Day! (Fall)Ferry Farm
October TBDArchaeoFestFerry Farm
October 28Learn with Me Day: I Dig GeorgeFerry Farm
November 4Night in Washington’s DayHistoric Kenmore
November 16History in the Kitchen Series – 3Historic Kenmore
November 18Gingerbread House WorkshopFerry Farm
November 18Wee Christmas WorkshopHistoric Kenmore
December 3 – 3037th Annual Gingerbread Contest & ExhibitFerry Farm
December 3 -309th Annual Wee Christmas Dollhouse & Miniatures ShowHistoric Kenmore