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Address: 268 Kings Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22405-2651
Phone Number:
+1 540-371-3363
10:00 - 16:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Ferry Farm was the boyhood home of George Washington, just across the...

Ferry Farm was the boyhood home of George Washington, just across the Rappahannock River from the bustling young town of Fredericksburg. George Washington’s Ferry Farm is currently closed and reopens for tours on March 1, 2017.

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Interesting and worth a peek to see George Washington's Ferry Farm. Really kind of disappointing; will see the remaining farm land that our first President lived at from age 5 to... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 December 2016
Dayton, Ohio

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Dayton, Ohio
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188 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Interesting and worth a peek to see George Washington's Ferry Farm. Really kind of disappointing; will see the remaining farm land that our first President lived at from age 5 to 21. The actual house is non existent, but future plans are to build a replica never near to the original site. Nice job of putting together the quite limited... More 

1 Thank HansLudwig2014
Charlotte, North Carolina
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45 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

While not the most exciting thing to do in the area, it was interesting to know that George Washington was there as a child. I especially enjoyed walking down to the water where the ferries ran.

1 Thank DarethaH
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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228 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

I came here to see history. Well, I did see the site where George Washington lived as a boy. Unfortunately, the actual house is not here. The house is currently being rebuilt. The Visitor center is housed in an old boys school. It is nice to see the places where George Washington walked, but some may find this site disappointing.... More 

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San Marcos, CA
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

This sight was not at all what I expected when I read "Boyhood home of George Washington". I literally expected just that. Apparently this is the land where his home once stood. It does have quality exhibits and informed staff but the building itself is from 1990. For us it wasn't worth the $8 admission.

Thank nanygaard
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This may or may not be what you're expecting. This is the site of the boyhood home of George Washington. That home was demolished centuries ago, but this is the original site. They have a visitor's center with a museum, with lots of interesting exhibits about the history of the place, and it's experienced quite a bit, from prehistory through... More 

1 Thank Adam T
Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Upon arrival we followed the parking signs, only to be yelled at that we couldn't park there because of a large school group coming in. Upon finding other parking, we walked to the entrance only for it to be locked (we were a few minutes early so they hadn't opened yet). As we were walking around waiting on them to... More 

1 Thank AMiller121
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Not a huge place but neither is the price. Self guided tours with iPad is a nice touch. So much History I learned here that I was never taught in school. It was a bonus to meet one of the people who KNOW and is WORKING on the house construction. It was a pleasure picking his brain about the Ferry... More 

2 Thank WaterBoyzz
Placerville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

George Washington's Ferry Farm, Fredericksburg, VA is a great place to learn more about the nation's first president and his boyhood. It was very interesting and informative. The docent was extremely helpful and well informed. They are doing archeological digs on and around the property and finding out new information all the time. You can watch the researchers as the... More 

2 Thank DaisyS01
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the ferry farm and was quite interesting to see where George lived. They are in the process of trying to rebuild his home, which will be neat to see when finished.

2 Thank Ellen E
Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Beautiful grounds, house, and gardens. The admission was quite pricey, however. After visiting several National Monuments and parks in the area the $8 per adult was a shock. Nice to see George Washington's family farm, but not quite sure it was worth the price to see it all.

2 Thank Denise W

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