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George Washington's Ferry Farm

268 Kings Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22405-2651
+1 540-371-3363
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a waste of time and money

Big highway scenes leading to the site but no sign on the gravel road you must turn on to enter... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Ken S
Thomasville, North Carolina
The Fourth of July at Ferry Farms

I visited Ferry Farms on the Fourth of July. Ferry Farms is a work in progress. The main place to... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Ronald B
Arlington, Virginia
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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.
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good37%
  • Average24%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
268 Kings Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22405-2651
+1 540-371-3363

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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
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

Thank Ronald B
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Eventually this place will be interesting, but at this point it is not worth going to. We wished that the visitors center had been more upfront about it rather than encouraging us to go out to visit. While it's not far, it's really not worth...More

Thank summersailor1
Reviewed 28 May 2017

There is not much here right now. A replica of the house is currently under construction on the original foundation and additional excavations are being done. That being said, for the $8 I paid (which goes towards restoration) you get an iPAD with key points...More

Thank Dewayne P
Reviewed 26 May 2017

My wife and I visited here for the first time on Wed. May 17, 2017. It is just east of Fredericksburg, convenient to the interstate and easy to find. This is an archeology work in progress. You are in for a real treat to see...More

1  Thank ChamL
Reviewed 13 May 2017

While George's home no longer exists, extensive archeological work has been done. A reproduction of his home is in the process of being built. Rich, a wealth of info concerning the rebuilding process, was very interesting and knowledgeable. When the home is rebuilt, it should...More

Thank bearland53
Reviewed 18 April 2017

There isn't much to see here right now. A reproduction of Washington's boyhood home is under construction. Until then, there are the outside grounds and a couple of displays inside the visitors building. If you plan on seeing several of the historic sites in Fredericksburg,...More

Thank Ricmar60
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This appears to be a rural enclave surrounded by urban sprawl. The boyhood home of George Washington is being reconstructed on the original foundation. Much work remains, although the building is mostly up. Upon presentation of a photo ID one gets an I - pad...More

Thank L9393NIrobertm
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Lots of history here. They are in the process of rebuilding an exact replica of George Washington's childhood home. They are building it over the existing foundation of the original structure. There are also plans for additional buildings in the exact footprint of where they...More

1  Thank Tina T
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Well, first of all George Washington slept here! Just had to get that out of the way. Now, a reproduction of the home where George grew up is being constructed, or reconstructed, if you will. The museum is very interesting and staff were available to...More

1  Thank Pat B
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