The Fourth of July at Ferry Farm

Friday: July 4, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Celebrate Independence Day at George Washington's boyhood home and honor our country and home with this year's theme: "Home Sweet Home”.

  • Washington farm archaeology
  • Educational programs
  • Colonial and Civil War re-enactors
  • Patawomeck Tribe
  • Crafts and exhibitors
  • Games
  • Hands-on activities for the whole family
  • Patriotic Hat Contest at 12:00 p.m.
  • Patriotic flag retirement ceremony at 1:30 p.m.

Plan to stay for award-winning bluegrass musicians Newton and Thomas on stage at the Fourth of July at Ferry Farm—3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Stafford County LogoAs part of this year’s Fourth of July at Ferry Farm, and in partnership with Stafford County in its 350th anniversary year, The George Washington Foundation is excited to welcome home the County’s own national bluegrass artist, Mark Newton, with his musical partner Steve Thomas!

Admission: $1 per person; 2 and under free

Food vendors on site. Bring chairs or blankets. Please - no pets, coolers, or alcohol. Ferry Farm is a smoke-free site.

Park at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 21 Cool Springs Road
(download map).
Free shuttle service to Ferry Farm—ride a trolley to/from Eagles Lodge or the Heritage Festival – at Caroline and Charlotte Streets – in downtown Fredericksburg:

Parking at Ferry Farm for handicapped visitors only.

Thank you to the Foundation’s sponsors for this event, including
Dominion Resources, Splitsville, Stafford County Tourism, and
B101.5 WBQB/NewsTalk1230 WFVA.

View Newton and Thomas' latest hit, "Old McDonald Sold the Farm" on YouTube.

Come early with your instrument and join others in the pickin' tent, open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Also, at the Fourth of July at Ferry Farm, watch and enjoy Tell Your Stafford Story video histories in celebration of the 350th Anniversary of Stafford County. Learn more about the Tell Your Stafford Story project.

Listen to Stafford County native Mark Newton tell his Stafford Story:

A staff photographer will be present at this event. Photos may be used for marketing and promotional purposes. Learn more about the Foundation's Photo/Video Policy.