George Washington was 6 years old in 1738 when his family moved to a farm in Stafford County, Virginia. The Washingtons called this place the Home Farm but it later became known as Ferry Farm because people crossed the Rappahannock River on a ferry from the farm to the town of Fredericksburg.
A visit to Ferry Farm starts in the Visitor Center where there are displays of colonial and Civil War artifacts found on the property and the archaeology lab, where archaeologists can be viewed working Monday through Friday. After leaving the Visitor Center, guests take a guided tour of the Washington house interpretive replica overlooking the Rappahannock River. Visitors are invited to explore the rest of the grounds (approximately 80 acres), enjoy the gardens that feature plants grown in the eighteenth century, walk down the old ferry road, enjoy the 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.
Ferry Farm Admission Prices: $12 adults, $6 students, ages 5 and under, free
Combination Ticket to both Ferry Farm and Kenmore: $22 adults, $10 students
Discounts available for Seniors (60+), AAA, active military, trolley passengers, & DAR Members.
Tours: Group visits by appointment at (540) 370-0732 x24.