Events at Ferry Farm and Kenmore

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28th Annual Gingerbread Contest and Exhibit at Ferry Farm

December 7-30 (Closed December 24, 25)

A long-standing holiday tradition! Adults and children alike will delight at seeing the inventive interpretations of this year's theme, "Home Sweet Home." The exhibit is also fragrant with the aromas of gingerbread, candy, and fresh greenery.

Admission to Ferry Farm and the Exhibit: $8 adults; $4 students; under 6 free. Exhibit Only: $4 adults; $2 students; under 6 free.

Chamber in the Dollhouse at KenmoreA Wee Christmas at Kenmore

Dollhouses and Miniatures Show
December 8-30
(Closed December 24, 25)

A highly detailed, replica dollhouse of the Kenmore mansion is on display in the Crowninshield Museum Building. This holiday season, it will be joined by other dollhouses and miniature displays on loan to the Foundation.

Admission to Kenmore and Exhibit: $10 adults, $5 students, under 6 free.
Exhibit only: $5 adults, $2.50 students, under 6 free..

Twelfth Night at Kenmore

Saturday, January 3 and Sunday, January 4, 2015
Performance Times: 4:00, 4:45, 5:45, & 6:30 p.m.

Twelfth Night table at KenmoreIn eighteenth-century Virginia, December 25 was just the start of the Christmas season—a roughly two-week period of cheer that ended in early January on Twelfth Night. This final night often featured the grandest celebration of the holidays, if not the entire year!

Twelfth Night at Kenmore, a dramatic performance, is set in January 1776. Fielding and Betty Washington Lewis are marking their first Christmas in their newly built home. It is not the usual celebration, however, as the growing American Revolution brings fear, doubt, and frustration to the Lewis family, their friends, and members of the enslaved community.

Experience Twelfth Night at Kenmore— the candlelight, music, and decorations of a colonial Christmas!

Admission: $12.00 adults, $6.00 ages 3-17; free ages 3 and under.

Reservations required. Please call 540-370-0732 x24 or email

Combine a performance with a special dinner at the Kenmore Inn! Contact the Kenmore Inn for dinner reservations at 540-371-7622. Two dinner seatings available: 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Cost $30.00 per person (in addition to performance admission).

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 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.