Guided tours at Kenmore resume Tuesday. Ferry Farm opens Friday

by | Jul 6, 2020 | Health & Wellness, History

The George Washington Foundation is reopening of its sites. Historic Kenmore will reopen for guided tours on Tuesday, July 7. George Washington’s Ferry Farm will reopen for guided tours of the Washington house on Friday, July 10. The grounds at Ferry Farm will also be open to those with tour tickets, and feature new pathways, which were recently created to make the property more accessible.

A cleaning schedule has been established that is above and beyond the daily cleaning methods. This will ensure that all surfaces encountered by the public are wiped down thoroughly several times a day. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer will be available at both sites. No one with a fever or other symptoms of COVID-19 is permitted on-site.

Both the Ferry Farm and Kenmore Visitor Centers will continue to be closed to visitors. At Ferry Farm, check-in for tours is at the garden at the rear of the Visitor Center. At Kenmore, the check-in is at the Washington Street gate. Tours for both properties are available daily Monday-Saturday at 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m., and Sunday at 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m. We strongly suggest that you purchase tickets in advance of your visit to ensure availability, as tour size will be limited. Go to the Kenmore and Ferry Farm pages of our website to purchase tickets online (www.kenmore.org).

The new pathways at Ferry Farm are now durable and environmentally sensitive with a fixed and stable surface, and replace the previous gravel paths. The pathways are made of a red-toned aggregate sourced from a nearby quarry, making the material indigenous to the Ferry Farm area. They are compatible in appearance with the historic landscape, yet sufficiently stable to provide ADA access and enhance visitor learning, comfort, and safety.

The interactive nature of the Washington house tour at Ferry Farm has been temporarily modified. Guests are asked to refrain from touching or coming in contact with objects, furnishings and fabrics in the Washington house, which are normally hands-on. Tours will be limited in size at both properties to ensure proper social distancing. Masks are required while inside both Kenmore and the Washington house, and outdoors while in proximity to others.


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