George Washington’s Ferry Farm – Closed January & February


Online Ticketing: Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets online here or upon arrival at Ferry Farm in the Visitor Center.

Face Coverings:  At this time, we are NOT requiring visitors to wear masks. However, the CDC has classified Fredericksburg and Stafford County as an area with high levels of transmission of COVID. While The GWF does not require the use of masks, the CDC highly recommends the use of a high quality mask and social distancing when the transmission level is high. The guidance for a medium or higher community level means that it is recommended that individuals wear masks if they are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe illness.

Social Distancing: Employees of The George Washington Foundation will continue to social distance, keeping 6 feet between themselves and guests, as well as other employees.

Cleanliness: Hand sanitizer stations are available at Historic Kenmore and George Washington’s Ferry Farm. We are committed to the comfort of our guests, and have made frequent cleaning of public spaces part of our routine.

George Washington’s Ferry Farm is where young Washington spent his formative years and became an extraordinary man.  The future general and first president was 6 years old when his family moved to King George County (now Stafford County), Virginia, in 1738.

The guided tour of the Washington house replica explores the lives of George, his mother Mary, other Washington family members, and the enslaved community. It recounts the adversity all of these individuals faced after the death of Augustine Washington, George’s father. You can walk Ferry Farm’s grounds before and after your house tour.

Finally, the Visitor Center features the introductory exhibit The Science of History at Ferry Farm with colonial and Civil War artifacts excavated at Ferry Farm and windows into the Archaeology Lab, where you can see archaeologists identify and study thousands of artifacts found at Ferry Farm.

When you arrive at Ferry Farm, check-in at the Visitor Center, where you will be welcomed by staff, may purchase tour tickets (if you have not already done so online), and can pick up a map of the grounds. Then, take the 5-minute walk from the Visitor Center to the back porch of Washington house where your tour will begin at the scheduled time.

For information about school group visits and youth and family programs, visit Education.

If you have additional questions about visiting Ferry Farm, check our Guest Policies and Frequently Asked Questions page.

Please arrive at Ferry Farm at least 10 minutes prior to the tour time for which you purchase tickets so you have enough time to check-in at the Visitor Center and walk to the Washington house.

To request a group visit, complete this form.


Ferry Farm is closed on Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve and during all of January and February.

Ferry Farm’s grounds are closed
during non-business hours.


Guided Washington House Tour
Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.00
Students (Ages 6 and up) . . . . . $6.00
Ages 5 and under . . . . . . . . . . Free

Self-Guided Grounds Only Tour
Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9.00
Students (Ages 6 and up) . . . . . $4.00
Ages 5 and under . . . . . . . . . . Free

Combo Ticket
Includes admission to both Washington House and Kenmore House. Purchase on-site.
Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $22.00
Students (Ages 6 and up) . . . . . $10.00
Ages 5 and under . . . . . . . . . . Free


George Washington’s Ferry Farm
Kings Highway
Fredericksburg, VA 22405

NOTE: The new entrance to Ferry Farm is located directly at the stoplight at the intersection of Ferry Road and Kings Highway. Some online maps and GPS systems do not yet show this new entrance. Entering the address above or using the map below should bring you to the stoplight at the new entrance.