George Washington's Ferry Farm and Historic Kenmore

Events at Ferry Farm and Kenmore

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Discovering Kenmore: Tour with the Expert
Kenmore's Game Changers

Historic Kenmore
Wednesday, September 4
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

On the first Wednesday of every month, take a tour of Kenmore with our history experts as they uncover the mysteries of Kenmore. Beth Hosier, Manager of Interpretation and Visitor Services, will lead the September tour.

Everyone who visits Historic Kenmore has felt how special it is and how necessary it is to preserve this beautiful house. Over the years, certain visitors, whether a fast food chicken mogul or one of many First Ladies, helped Kenmore gain notoriety and, in many cases, monetary donations or historic objects. They were game changers for a place that benefited from the support of the rich and famous. This tour will take you through time as we look at the game changers who changed Kenmore.

$12 adults, $6 students

Reservations are encouraged as space is limited, but walk-ins are welcome.

For more information and reservations, please call (540) 370-0732 x24 or email

First Friday at Kenmore

First FridayHistoric Kenmore
Friday, September 6
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Kenmore is excited to participate in Fredericksburg First Friday, which is an event supporting local studios and galleries throughout downtown Fredericksburg. Jump on the free trolley and stop by Kenmore!

See an exhibit by local artist Gloria Affenit in the Crowninshield Museum building, just to the left of the front gate. Tour the gallery to see Kenmore's art collection, displays of eighteenth-century furniture, and decorative arts. The Kenmore mansion will be closed.
This event is free.

Night in Washington’s Day

NIght in Washington's DayHistoric Kenmore
Saturday, September 14

At Night in Washington’s Day, explore the night sky’s history through constellation stories well-known to early Americans, learn about eighteenth-century lighting inside Kenmore’s candlelit dining room, and witness two enslaved women using night to plan an escape in a dramatic theater scene. This special hour-long guided tour departs Kenmore’s visitor center at 8:00pm.

After the guided tour, visitors can gaze at the full moon through a telescope, make a night sky-themed craft to take home, and enjoy cookies and cider.

$12.00 adults; $6.00 students; free, ages 3 and under.

Reservations recommended. Call 540-370-0732 x24 or email

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community Day

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community Day George Washington's Ferry Farm
Sunday, October 6
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Featuring a guided tour led by Archaeology Laboratory Supervisor Melanie Marquis and interpreted by ReBecca Bennett using American Sign Language:

Reservations are not required. Regular admission.


Family History Adventure Tours at Historic Kenmore

Available March through December

  • Play “I Spy Kenmore”
  • Discover fun facts about history
  • Visit a period kitchen
  • Learn about food in the 18th century at Kenmore
  • For adults and children ages 4-12 (children must be accompanied by an adult)
  • $10 adults;
    $8 children

Date/Time: by reservation. Registration for weekdays—24 hours in advance; registration for weekends—1 week in advance.

To register, please call (540) 370-0732 x24 or send email to

Don't forget about our terrific school programs!

Available both on-site at Kenmore and Ferry Farm and in local school classrooms.

Birthday Parties at Ferry Farm and Kenmore!

Treat your child, age 5 to 10, and his or her friends to a birthday party at George Washington's Ferry Farm or Historic Kenmore! Learn more.

Please Note: A staff photographer is usually present at public events. Photos taken by the staff photographer at these events may be used by the Foundation for marketing and promotional purposes. Your attendance at the event implies permission for the Foundation to use these photos and the Foundation owns the copyright for all such photos.