Visit George Washington’s Ferry Farm

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the bulk of your tour of Ferry Farm will take place outside. Time inside the Washington house will be more limited than normal. Except for access to the restroom, our visitors center, museum gallery, and gift shop are closed.

After arriving at Ferry Farm, check-in at the rear of the Visitors Center, where staff will welcome you and you can pick up a map of the grounds. The iPad tours of Ferry Farm will not be available until the pandemic ends.

Then, take the 5-minute walk from the Visitors Center to the back porch of Washington house, where your tour starts at :15 past the hour.

Guests are asked to refrain from touching or contacting objects, furnishings and fabrics in the Washington house, which are normally hands-on. Tours will be limited in size to ensure proper social distancing. Masks are required while inside the Washington house.

We strongly suggest that you purchase tickets in advance of your visit to ensure availability, as tour size will be limited.

A cleaning schedule has been established above and beyond the daily cleaning methods. This will assure that all surfaces encountered by the public are wiped down thoroughly several times a day. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer will be available. No one with a fever or other symptoms of COVID-19 is permitted on-site.

To schedule group tours, email or call 540-370-0732 x27.

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.

For information about school group visits, children’s Discovery Workshops, 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 Visitors Center and walk to the Washington house.


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.


Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.00
Students (Ages 6 and up) . . . . . $6.00
Ages 5 and under . . . . . . . . . . Free


268 Kings Highway
Fredericksburg, VA 22405