Events at Ferry Farm and Kenmore

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Easter Egg Hunts on the Lawn at Kenmore

Monday, March 2 - Thursday, April 2

A one-hour program for groups of 10-15 preschool children (ages 4-6). Enjoy a traditional Easter story and decorate an Easter bag for an egg hunt on the Lawn at Kenmore!

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

$10 per child

River Jordan: Crossing to Freedom

Saturday, April 11 & Sunday, April 12
10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

In spring 1862, the Union Army occupied Fredericksburg, creating upheaval and uncertainty for the town’s residents. Enslaved men, women, and children took the opportunity offered by the army’s presence to flee bondage, cross the Rappahannock River, and start a new life. On the opposite bank, some Union soldiers welcomed these individuals while others worried about how to manage these additions to their camps.

In River Jordan: Crossing to Freedom, a dramatic theater presentation at Historic Kenmore and George Washington’s Ferry Farm, witness the challenges and hopes of families, soldiers, and enslaved persons as each faces a future made uncertain by the Civil War.

Several scenes will be outside, rain or shine. Dress and shoes appropriate for outdoor walking are suggested. Participants will meet at Ferry Farm, travel by trolley with a historian to Kenmore for the first act, then return to Ferry Farm for the conclusion of the performance.

Admission: $12 adults, $6 ages 3-17; free ages 3 and under.

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

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History Camp in Fredericksburg

June 22-26, 2015
For rising third through sixth graders - ages 8-12
9:00 a.m. to noon

Explore history and follow in the footsteps of George Washington, his family, and his friends! Learn about colonial food, medicine, and daily life in eighteenth-century Fredericksburg. Enjoy hands-on activities, projects, and games at the Rising Sun Tavern, George Washington's Boyhood Home at Ferry Farm, the Mary Washington House, Historic Kenmore, and the Hugh Mercer Apothecary.

$135 per child

Sponsored by The George Washington Foundation & Washington Heritage Museums.

To register, please call 540-370-0732 ext. 24 or email

Family History Adventure Tours at Historic Kenmore

Available March through December

  • 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)
  • $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.