The mission of The George Washington Foundation is to enhance the public understanding and appreciation of the lives, values, and legacies of George Washington, Fielding and Betty Washington Lewis, and their families. The George Washington Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Thank you for considering a gift to advance The George Washington Foundation’s mission and to assist with its most pressing goals in archaeology, education, and preservation.
Please contact the Advancement Office with any questions.
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The George Washington Foundation
Attn: Advancement Office 1201 Washington Avenue
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
The George Washington Foundation is grateful for your annual support at one of the following levels:
Patriot: Up to $49
The Cherry Tree League: $50-$249
The Surveyor’s Guild: $250-$999
The 1738 Assembly: $1,000-$1,499
The Rosette Society: $1,500-$2,499
The Lewis Society: $2,500 – $4,999
The Apollo Council: $5,000 or more*
*The Apollo Council meets annually for a unique leadership weekend—please contact the Advancement Office for additional information.
Thank you for considering a gift of stock to The George Washington Foundation.
Please contact the Advancement Office for instructions on transferring securities.
The George Washington Foundation deeply appreciates its friends and donors who provide for the future of Historic Kenmore and George Washington’s Boyhood Home at Ferry Farm through their estate plans. Please contact the Advancement Office for information on sup-porting the Foundation through a charitable bequest or other planned giving opportunities.
The Washington House and Phase 1 Construction at Ferry Farm
The Future of Our Past Campaign
The George Washington Foundation continues to charge forward with its multi-year venture to physically develop George Washington’s Ferry Farm into an outdoor living museum. The first phase of the project included building an interpretive replica of the Washington house on its archaeological footprint and will include reconstructing outbuildings and researching the period landscape. Moreover, the Foundation erected a maintenance facility, completed necessary basic infrastructure, and has established a new entrance to the museum property.
Restoration tradesmen built the Washington house from 2015 to 2018. Employing building methods of the period, masons laid a foundation of hand-cut Aquia sandstone in an oyster-shell mortar and completed brickwork for three chimneys, each set in an English bond interspersed with glazed headers. Timber framers joined massive wood beams to create the frame of the home. Carpenters covered the roof with traditional, hand-prepared wood shingles, in-stalled skillfully-crafted exterior doors and window sashes, and beaded weatherboard siding painted a traditional, deep red “Spanish brown” color. They fabricated interior features such as the elaborate staircase in the center passage.
The Washington house and Phase 1 Construction at Ferry Farm is a funding priority for the Foundation as part of The Future of Our Past Campaign — a 40 mil-lion dollar comprehensive fundraising initiative in support of efforts across its two National Historic Landmark sites: Historic Kenmore and George Washington’s Ferry Farm.
Your support will help complete these complex projects with authenticity and attention to detail.