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George Washington's Ferry Farm - Fredericksburg, VA
George Washington's Ferry Farm

Ferry Farm is the boyhood home of George Washington where he lived from age six until he was almost 20. The riverfront property (84 acres) in Stafford County, VA is the place of the legends of the young Washington who could not tell a lie and who could throw a stone across the Rappahannock River.

It is also where he developed the character strengths that were to influence his adult life. The farm, situated across the river from the city of Fredericksburg, is part open fields and part woodland with an abundance of wildlife including deer, foxes, wild turkeys and many species of birds. The historic resources are mostly below ground and extensive archaeology is on-going.

The Rappahannock River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, was the main thoroughfare for native Indians who lived on this property before it was colonized, and for subsequent residents who came here on ships from Europe and the Caribbean. Goods and slaves were also carried to and from this area to the Bay and beyond.

Hours: March through October, open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. November and December, open daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Closed Easter Sunday (April 24, 2011), Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24, 2011), December 24, 25, & 31. Group visits available at other times by appointment, (540) 370-0732
Fees: 8 adults, $4 students, under age 6, free / Combination Ticket to both sites: $15 adults, $8 students / Discounts available for Seniors (60+), AAA, active military, trolley passengers, & DAR Members
For more information about George Washington's Ferry Farm call (540) 370-0732 or visit the following website: http://www.ferryfarm.org.

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