George Washington's Ferry Farm and Historic Kenmore

Events at Ferry Farm and Kenmore

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Discovering Kenmore: Tour with the Expert

Tour with the ExpertHistoric Kenmore
Wednesday, July 3
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.

Curator Meghan Budinger will lead the July tour focused on the furniture displayed in Historic Kenmore, giving insight into how we know what we know about historic furnishings through both science and research. Along the way, we’ll see some of Kenmore’s most interesting pieces in action, and hear about some adventures in provenance!

$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 events@gwffoundation.org.


Fourth of July at Ferry Farm

Fourth of JulyThursday, July 4
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Celebrate Independence Day at George Washington’s boyhood home! Tour the Washington house, learn about archaeology at Ferry Farm, enjoy a patriotic flag retirement ceremony, interact with colonial and Civil War reenactors as well as members of the Patawomeck tribe, listen to festive music, view living history demonstrations and theatre performances, and participate in educational programs, crafts, games, and hands-on activities for the whole family.

Cost: $1 per person
Parking: Eagles Lodge - 21 Cool Springs Road Fredericksburg, VA 22405 (Handicap parking available at Ferry Farm.)
Shuttles run between the Eagles Lodge, Ferry Farm, and Downtown Fredericksburg.

Thank you to event sponsors:
Davenport
Hirschler Fleischer
Lewis Insurance Associates
Paragon Theater/Splitsville
Wack General Contractor
B101.5 WBQB/NewsTalk1230 WFVA


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
events@gwffoundation.org


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.