Events at Ferry Farm and Kenmore

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Groundbreaking at Ferry Farm – Saturday, April 25!

The George Washington Foundation announces The Groundbreaking Ceremony for The Washington House and the First Phase of Construction at Ferry Farm – a free, public event on Saturday, April 25, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Keynote remarks from Doris Kearns Goodwin, world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author.
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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.