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George Washington's Ferry Farm

268 Kings Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22405-2651
+1 540-371-3363
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Learned Alot

Toured with my teen on a beautiful day. We were able to tour the rebuilt home. Our tour guide was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bella0519
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Virginia
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Really good little history stop

I should say up front that you will not be visiting an historic house but a recreation of what it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
JE01
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Ferry Farm was the boyhood home of George Washington, just across the Rappahannock River from the bustling young town of Fredericksburg.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good37%
  • Average25%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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268 Kings Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22405-2651
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+1 540-371-3363
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Toured with my teen on a beautiful day. We were able to tour the rebuilt home. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable.

1  Thank Bella0519
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I should say up front that you will not be visiting an historic house but a recreation of what it MIGHT have looked like based on historical and archaeological research. However, we really like it because of the presentation of the history of the Washington...More

2  Thank JE01
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

This is a very well done reconstruction project that has just opened. They are in the process of furnishing the house with period-like items. This is meant to be a hands-on exhibit of the time period, not a hands-off don’t-touch exhibit, so the approach to...More

4  Thank Carol C
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

When George Washington moved to a farm when he was 6-years old, the place was known as Home Farm and was situated on a bluff overlooking the Rappahannock River.. The name was later changed to Ferry Farm because people crossed the river on a ferry...More

1  Thank ITRT
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

We walked the grounds to get a feel for the site and to bird this pocket of undeveloped land. The research going into the site is impressive and the results will provide good insight into many aspects of George Washington and colonial history. I want...More

Thank Edge W
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

This is where George Washington grew up. It was left to rot for over 200 years. Then developers wanted to buy it. Fortunately, it was saved for future generations. And restored as best they could guess. The grand opening was in the fall of 2017....More

1  Thank tonycpa
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We visited amidst some major construction, all leading up to the the grand opening of the recreated house next month. Great interpretation via use of an IPad and then an interpretive guide as we got to the house. We were unable to go in due...More

1  Thank Leanne S
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

There's no denying the historical significance of George Washington's boyhood home, but it's only now receiving the attention it deserves. The present exhibits and staff are very helpful, but the 2008 discovery of the foundation of the Washingtons' lost farmhouse (destroyed by fire) spurred a...More

3  Thank Michael L
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

We took the automated tour and it was too long and detailed to keep a group of teens interested. The iPad initially excited the teens, but we had trouble locating some of the flagged stops and got confused about the order. We divided into two...More

1  Thank CateV1992
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

The house is nearly done, and when it is complete you'll be able to go inside and touch and experience everything, since it will all be reproductions....they completely explained the archeological research and how they located the site for the house. In addition the presentation...More

3  Thank saunniek
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Mary Ann S
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