George Washington's Ferry Farm and Historic Kenmore

Events at Ferry Farm and Kenmore

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Gingerbread House Construction Workshop

Gingerbread WorkshopGeorge Washington’s Ferry Farm
Saturday, November 17
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

BOTH SESSIONS NOW FULL

Learn the secrets of building a real gingerbread house! Build and decorate a small gingerbread house step-by-step. All materials are provided.

Ages 7 to adult. Children under 14 must be accompanied by a participating adult.
Cost: $10 per person


Reservation and payment in advance required.
For more information, contest rules, and to register, call (540) 370-0732 x24 or email hayes@gwffoundation.org.


A Wee Christmas Workshop Wee Christmas Workshop

Historic Kenmore
Saturday, November 17
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Participants will create a holiday themed “room box” using easily accessible materials. Materials provided including take home instruction, ideas, and resources. Room boxes may be displayed at the Wee Christmas Exhibit at Kenmore Dec. 2 - Jan. 13.

Ages 8 to adult. $10 per person.
Please call 540-370-0732 x 24 or hayes@gwffoundation.org to register in advance. Space is limited.


32nd Annual Gingerbread House Contest and Exhibit

GingerbreadGeorge Washington’s Ferry Farm
December 2-30
(Closed December 24 and 25)

A long-standing holiday tradition! Adults and children alike will enjoy the sights and smells of the festive creations displayed at George Washington’s Ferry Farm!

This year's theme is "Cartoon Adventures."

Hours: Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
General admission to Ferry Farm and the exhibit: $9 adults, $4.50 students, under 6 free. 
Exhibit only: $4.50 adults, $2.25 students, under 6 free.

Download the contest Rules and registration form.

For more information and to register, call (540) 370-0732 x24 or email hayes@gwffoundation.org.


A Wee Christmas - Dollhouses and Miniatures Show

Wee ChristmasHistoric Kenmore
December 2-30
(Closed December 24 and 25)

Visit Kenmore this holiday season for an exhibit of highly detailed, replica dollhouses - including the mansion - and miniatures in the Crowninshield Museum Building. Share memories of your dollhouse with your family as you explore life in miniature! Put your mind and eye to the test with our “I Spy Miniatures” challenge – fun for young and old alike!

Hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Admission to Kenmore and exhibit: $12 adults, $6 students, under 6 free.
Exhibit only: $6 adults, $3 students, under 6 free

Please consider loaning your treasure for this show! Email sherman@gwffoundation.org or call 540-373-3381 x17 for more information. 


Twelfth Night at Kenmore—A Dramatic
Theatre Presentation

Twelfth NightHistoric Kenmore
Friday, January 11
Saturday, January 12
Sunday, January 13, 2019


In the eighteenth century, December 25 was but the start of Christmas, a twelve-day celebration that ended on January 6 or Twelfth Night. This final night was the most festive of the holiday season, if not of the entire year. 

In Twelfth Night at Kenmore, the year is 1776. This is the first Christmas that Fielding and Betty Washington Lewis celebrate in their newly built home. It is not the usual joyous atmosphere, however. The Revolutionary War brings fear, doubt, and frustration to the Lewis family, their friends, and Kenmore’s enslaved community.
Immerse yourself in the candlelight, music, and decorations of a colonial-American Christmas!

Performance dates: Friday, January 11, Saturday, January 12, Sunday, January 13
Performance times: 3:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Reservations required. Call 540-370-0732 x24 or email hayes@gwffoundation.org

Cost: $12.00 adults, $6.00 ages 3-17; under age 3 free.


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
hayes@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.


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