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George Washington's Ferry Farm

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George Washington grew up on this plantation. The home has been constructed on the foundation of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Charles W
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Huntington Beach, California
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They are in the process of widening the highway & entrance area. We had a little issue finding it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christina1119
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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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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268 Kings Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22405-2651
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We toured the Kenmore estate, Mary Washington's home, the Chatham Manor, and Gari Melcher's Belmont estate. Most of these tours involve a long standing tour. That would probably be ok if you only did one, but we walk didn't do just one! So, we spent...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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EHosier, Guest Relations Manager at George Washington's Ferry Farm, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you so much for your kind words! We love the fact that everything is interactive too. We think it makes it much more immersive. We hope to see you again sometime!

Reviewed 5 days ago

George Washington grew up on this plantation. The home has been constructed on the foundation of the original home. The tour was good.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Charles W
EHosier, Guest Relations Manager at George Washington's Ferry Farm, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for stopping by and we are glad that you enjoyed your tour! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

they have added new buildings to look old and the grounds are neat an trimed,a good place to take children or o on your own/

Date of experience: June 2019
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EHosier, Guest Relations Manager at George Washington's Ferry Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words. We care so glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They are in the process of widening the highway & entrance area. We had a little issue finding it & then passed up the entrance road. It will be better in a few months. The visitors center has a nice little museum with artifacts that...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Christina1119
EHosier, Guest Relations Manager at George Washington's Ferry Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words! We are so happy you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This facility is still being developed as archaeologists continue to research the farm. The house and all that is in it are replicas. Because of road construction and small signage it is not easy to find.More

Date of experience: May 2019
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EHosier, Guest Relations Manager at George Washington's Ferry Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for stopping by, we know the road construction is a big challenge right now, but when they are done we will have a brand new, beautiful entrance at the traffic light! Our site, like all historic sites, is a never ending process of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ferry Farm, the boyhood home of George Washington, provides background to understanding our country's first president and his forbears. The house is a reconstruction based on extensive research. The interactive iPad provides more information as well but I personally like the guided tours and talks...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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EHosier, Guest Relations Manager at George Washington's Ferry Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit! We also think that looking into Washington's past helps us better understand him as an adult. We hope to have you back again!

Reviewed April 28, 2019

I believe this is a hidden gem. After years of searching they recently found the location of the house that young George grew up and have made a replica. The real story here is about his mother Mary which the person who gives you a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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EHosier, Guest Relations Manager at George Washington's Ferry Farm, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words. We have been working hard to expand our offerings and we are glad that you enjoyed your time with us. Come see us again soon!

Reviewed April 21, 2019

My daughter and I decided to take my grandsons to George Washington's boyhood home, as we had seen it advertised and we all like history. What a disappointment our trip turned out to be. If you expect to see anything of any historical value you...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Heather M
EHosier, Guest Relations Manager at George Washington's Ferry Farm, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2019

I am so sorry that you had a poor experience at our site! We agree that it is most unfortunate that the original house was lost to history. I would love to hear more about your time here, if you would like to email me...More

Reviewed November 3, 2018

We went to Ferry Farm with some local friends who had not had the chance to visit this attraction. Our guide was excellent--an archeology student who really knew her stuff. The building and the furnishings may have been replicas but they were based on all...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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EHosier, Guest Relations Manager at George Washington's Ferry Farm, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Thank you so much for your positive remarks! We agree that getting to touch our objects is unique and fun! We hope to see you back to visit us again.

Reviewed October 31, 2018

We visited Ferry Farm and had a great experience. We arrived right at opening on a Sunday, and basically had a private tour. The building is a very well done historical replica of what the home would have looked like according to archaeological findings. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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EHosier, Guest Relations Manager at George Washington's Ferry Farm, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Tessa, Thank you so much for your positive feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your tour! We agree that our little spot by the river is quite beautiful. Stop by again soon!

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