Celebrate the construction of the Washington house at a special Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony – beginning at 1:30 p.m. – featuring decorated speakers discussing George Washington’s upbringing at Ferry Farm as preparation for his important role as the first Commander-in-Chief. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION highlighting the speakers is forthcoming at facebook.com/FerryFarmAndKenmore/.
Leaders from the Fredericksburg Masonic Lodge No. 4 – who count among their early members George Washington and Fielding Lewis – will present a historical ceremony in acknowledgement of the construction of the Washington house.
After the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, for the first time, guests are invited to view the Washington house! Hear from archaeologists and artisans about the period trades involved in building George’s house. Walk the historical landscape and talk with educators about new programs at George Washington’s boyhood home.
Ferry Farm opens to visitors at noon on Saturday, October 7.
PLEASE NOTE: PARKING for the event is off site at the VRE Fredericksburg Park and Ride Lot G at the corner of Prince Edward Street and Frederick Street. Buses will transport guests to and from Ferry Farm—traveling from the VRE lot to Ferry Farm on a regular schedule from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Bus transportation will pause during the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony. The last bus will depart Ferry Farm at 5:15 p.m. Limited handicap parking is available at Ferry Farm. A map with event parking information is available at kenmore.org/events.html.
The Washington House Ribbon-Cutting Celebration is a free event and RSVPs are not required. No pets, please.