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George Washington's Ferry Farm

268 Kings Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22405-2651
+1 540-371-3363
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Hoping to return to enjoy the site more fully

We walked the grounds to get a feel for the site and to bird this pocket of undeveloped land. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Edge W
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Columbia, Missouri
George Washington slept here. He lived here. For years.

This is where George Washington grew up. It was left to rot for over 200 years. Then developers... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
tonycpa
,
Thousand Oaks, California
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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.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average25%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank tonycpa
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Reviewed 23 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

2  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

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

2  Thank saunniek
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Yes it's under construction and yes it's hard to see the road to turn. But the staff was very informative and friendly. Can't wait to go back and see the house finished.

2  Thank stcyfol
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

having found new archaeological evidence, the facility s being renovated and expanded. Visitor Center staff is very friendly and helpful; full of relevant information.

2  Thank djlovindan
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Big highway scenes leading to the site but no sign on the gravel road you must turn on to enter. Not one single piece of G. W's past. No buildings to tour--absolute waste of time and money. Do yourself a favor and avoid this tourist...More

Thank Ken S
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

I visited Ferry Farms on the Fourth of July. Ferry Farms is a work in progress. The main place to visit is the reception center, which has a history in itself. There were a number of holiday events going on. A soap making demonstration, along...More

1  Thank Ronald B
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