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The George Washington Foundation offers an exciting range of short programs and extended day camps for children. Advance registration is required.

Note: Programs marked with a redline are full.

Summer Camps

History Camp in Historic Fredericksburg

Explore history and follow in the footsteps of George Washington, his family, and his friends. Enjoy hands-on activities, projects, and games at the Rising Sun Tavern, George Washington's Ferry Farm, Mary Washington House, Historic Kenmore, and Hugh Mercer Apothecary. Learn about Colonial food, medicine, and daily life. For rising 3rd through 6th graders (ages 8-12).

Sponsored by The George Washington Foundation & Washington Heritage Museums.

June 24-28 ~ ages 8-12 ~ 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $135 per child, $125 if registered and paid by May 1

Download the registration form, and email to

Archaeology Camp

Become an amateur archaeologist! Participants dig for “artifacts” they “excavate” in educational mock digs, visit our archaeology lab, and learn about the conservation of artifacts at Ferry Farm.

George Washington's Ferry Farm
July 15-19 ~ ages 9-12 ~ 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
August 1 ~ ages 6-8 ~ 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $100 per child ages 9-12, $25 per child ages 6-8

Download the registration form, and email to

For additional details or to register for any of these programs, please call
(540) 370-0732, ext. 24
or send email to