George Washington was 6 years old in 1738 when his family moved to this farm on the Rappahannock River across from Fredericksburg. The Ferry Farm Visitor Center features displays of colonial and Civil War artifacts found on the property and the lab, where archaeologists may be viewed working Monday through Friday. On this self-guided tour, guests can enjoy the gardens containing plants grown in the 18th century, see the site where the Washington house stood overlooking the Rappahannock River, walk down the old ferry road and hiking trails, and watch for birds in the Wild Meadow. Visitors may also check out an iPad for an interactive tour that includes videos, photos, and in-depth details about Ferry Farm during the time of the Washington family. Visit for a list of special events and programs, including The Fourth of July at Ferry Farm.

Hours: Closed during January & February except Feb. 14 & 16. March through October: Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, Noon to 5:00 p.m.  November through December: Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, Noon to 4:00 p.m.  Closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, and December 24, 25, & 31.

Admission: $8 adults, $4 students, under age 6, free


Tours: Group visits by appointment at (540) 370-0732 x24; Self-guided iPad tour available.