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Home > Visit a Gateway > George Washington's Ferry Farm
George Washington's Ferry Farm - Fredericksburg, VA
Activities: Visitors to Ferry Farm start at the visitor center where they are given the walking tour brochure and told about the property. There is a permanent exhibit about the life of Washington and a changing exhibit of archaeological artifacts found on the site. The archaology lab in the building is also open to visitors. As you leave the building, your first stop is the 18 th -century garden where you'll see (and smell) tobacco, cotton, vegetables and herbs depending on the season. Other highlights of the walking tour include the archaeology digs where, during the summer, visitors can talk with the archaeologists about what they are looking for and finding, and the history of the property. The path leads down to the Rappahannock River and through the woodland wildlife habitat. There is a meadow filled with plant material favored by birds and butterflies. Frequently, visitors will encounter costumed, first-person interpreters at the farm who delight in giving an 18 th -century perspective to your visit.
Educational Programs Fishing
Pet policy: Pets are allowed on the property but must be on a leash at all times and owner must dispose of any waste.
Facilities: Visitor center with exhibits, interpreters, archaeology lab, etc.; A walking trail around the property; Restrooms; Access to the river for fishing from shore (permit must be obtained at visitor center)
Accessibility: The visitor center and restrooms are handicapped accessible as is the 18th-century garden and the upper-level grounds. Paths are dirt or mulch. The river is currently accessible only by a steep path and a series of steps but can be viewed from the historic area.

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