George Washington's Birthday

GEORGE WASHINGTON'S 285TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT FERRY FARM
February 18, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Celebrate George Washington’s 285th birthday at his boyhood home with fun activities for the whole family, including games, crafts, exhibits, the Stone Throw Challenge (weather permitting), history theater, and birthday cake. “General Washington” will attend the birthday celebration to talk about his youth on the farm!

Learn about the ongoing construction of the Washington house at Ferry Farm!

268 Kings Highway
Fredericksburg, VA 22405

$5 adults, age 17 & under, free

 

ARCHAEOLOGY DAY AT FERRY FARM
Monday, February 20 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

For children, families, and lifelong learners, hear firsthand from archaeologists on staff about excavations and the 735,000 artifacts unearthed at George Washington's boyhood home. Enjoy crafts, theater performances, presentations by Muraca the Magnificent - Guru of Glues, and behind-the-scenes visits to the archaeology laboratory. Tour the visitor center exhibits and learn about the Washington house under construction!

Archaeology Day is a free event!

For more information, please call 540-370-0732 x27 or email [email protected].

 

PRESIDENT'S DAY AT THE HUGH MERCER APOTHECARY SHOP
February 20

Half-price admission in honor of George Washington who was a friend of Dr. Mercer's.

(540) 373-3362
1020 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

$2.50 Adult / $1 age 6-18

 

PRESIDENT'S DAY AT THE MARY WASHINGTON HOUSE
February 19 & 20

On Sunday, February 19 from noon to 4 p.m. guests are invited to come celebrate George Washington’s birthday at the Mary Washington House, which George bought for his mother, to decorate your own cupcake in celebration of our first president's birthday! Price is included with admission.

On Monday, February 20th, enjoy half-price admission in honor of George Washington.

(540) 373-1569
1200 Charles Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

$2.50 Adult / $1 age 6-18

 

PRESIDENT'S DAY AT THE RISING SUN TAVERN
February 20

Half-price admission in honor of George Washington.

(540) 373-1494
1304 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

$2.50 Adult / $1 age 6-18

 

PRESIDENT'S DAY AT THE JAMES MONROE MUSEUM
February 20

(540) 654-1043
908 Charles Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Free admission