George Washington boyhood home

George Washington boyhood home

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. The Washingtons did not own or operate the ferry but used it frequently to get to and from town. source

The tour takes 45 minutes and is guided.  After listening to the tour we purchased the book Rules of civility of George’s standards.  Let’s just say that the first 2 pages I failed every rule so there’s that.

The hours vary this is 2020.

  • Closed during January & February except Feb. 18 at Ferry Farm
  • March through October: Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
    Sunday, Noon to 5:00 p.m. The last tour at Historic Kenmore begins at 4:15 p.m.
  • November through December: Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.,
    Sunday, Noon to 4:00 p.m. The last tour at Historic Kenmore begins at 3:15 p.m.
  • Closed Easter Sunday (April 21, 2019), Thanksgiving Day (November 28, 2019), and December 24, 25, & 31
Address: 268 Kings Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22405
Area: 69 acres
Phone: (540) 370-0732
Added to NRHP: May 5, 1972

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