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George Washington’s Ferry Farm is where a young George Washington spent his formative years before we went on to became an extraordinary man!
In fact, the future general and first president was only 6 years old when his family moved to King George County (now Stafford County), Virginia, all the way back in 1738.
During your time at Ferry Farm, you can enjoy a guided tour of the Washington house replica that explores the lives of George himself, has well as his mother Mary, and other Washington family members, as well as the enslaved community that lived there.
The guided our will share the stories of the adversity all of these individuals faced after the death of Augustine Washington, who was George’s father.
Before or after your walk through history, you can enjoy a self-guided stroll through Ferry Farm’s grounds and enjoy them at your own pace!
Make sure you stop at the Visitor Center too, as here you can check out the introductory exhibit The Science of History at Ferry Farm complete with colonial and Civil War artifacts that were actually excavated at Ferry Farm! Kids always love the windows into the Archaeology Lab too, where you can actually see archaeologists at work as they identify and study thousands of artifacts found at Ferry Farm!
When you arrive at Ferry Farm and you check-in at the Visitor Center, you will be welcomed by staff and its here you can purchase tour tickets (if you have not already done so online), and can pick up a map of the grounds.
Then, just allow 5-minutes to walk from the Visitor Center to the back porch of Washington house where your tour will begin at the scheduled time!
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