Events at Ferry Farm and Kenmore

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Summer Explorers

The George Washington Foundation offers an exciting range of short programs for children in July and August. Programs include:

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Educator Workshop at Ferry Farm

Archaeology: The Science of History

July 28-31, 2014, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.


Educators at workshopIn July 2008, The George Washington Foundation announced the location of the 1740’s Washington house at Ferry Farm. This archaeological discovery and the ongoing analysis of the artifacts found on the dig site are revealing new information about the Father of Our Country’s boyhood years at Ferry Farm.

In this interpretive workshop, educators will engage in scientific and anthropological methods used by archaeologists and historical researchers to understand artifacts and how they inform us about everyday life at the Washington home farm. Educators will work with Foundation staff to dig, identify, and analyze artifacts excavated at the house site. Workshop participants will even learn how to concoct eighteenth-century glues similar to the adhesives Mary Washington might have used to mend a broken punch bowl!

Cost: $75
20 recertification points

For additional information and to register, please contact us at 540-370-0732 x15 or

Plymouth Fife and Drum Corps at Kenmore

Monday, August 4, 2014, 3:00p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Plymouth Fife and Drum Corp

Come enjoy The Plymouth Fife and Drum Corps, an internationally renowned Fife & Drum Corps made up of students ages 12–18 from Plymouth, MI and surrounding communities. Practicing year round, its members are dedicated to preserving the ancient arts of color guard, fifing, and drumming. The group will perform a free concert on the lawn at Historic Kenmore, Monday, August 4 at 3:00 p.m.

Family History Adventure Tours at Historic Kenmore

  • Play “I Spy Kenmore”
  • Discover fun facts about history
  • Smell the aromas of an 18th-century kitchen
  • Learn what Kenmore residents ate
  • For adults and children ages 4-12 (children must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Available March through December
  • $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 ext. 24 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.