Ferry Farm and Kenmore reopen for season with special events  

by | Feb 29, 2024 | ALLFFP, Events, History

Two new events are slated for the opening weekend of George Washington’s Boyhood Home at Ferry Farm and Fielding and Betty (Washington) Lewis’ Historic Kenmore. Both sites reopen to the public on March 1.  

On Saturday, inside the Washington House at Ferry Farm (268 Kings Highway, Fredericksburg), visitors will be treated to an immersive experience leading up to the years of the American Revolution.

Each room of the house will host an interactive living history station, where costumed educators portray a different aspect of 18th-century life, such as playing card games, a lively talk about the Stamp Act, and a colonial dance demonstration. Visitors will gain up-close insight into 18th-century social life and, most importantly, understand why this significant period spurred Virginians, including George Washington, to rally behind the revolutionary cause 250 years ago.  

On Sunday, at Historic Kenmore (1201 Washington Avenue, Fredericksburg), guests will step into the dependency kitchen for a Bread Talk, part of the popular Taste Through Time kitchen demonstration series. Learn about the history of this fundamental food during colonial times, baking processes and bakers in Colonial America. Participants will taste a sample of bread during the hearty discussion.  

Historic Kenmore and George Washington’s Ferry Farm are owned and operated by The George Washington Foundation. Both events and tours are timed and ticketed. For more info, click here.

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