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George Washington's Boyhood Home at Ferry Farm

268 Kings Highway, Fredericksburg, VA 22405, USA  | More on: Fredericksburg »

The boyhood home of America's most famous warrior did not, itself, witness war until 1862, when Union armies twice used Ferry Farm and neighboring Pine Grove. During the Union occupation of Fredericksburg that summer, Union engineers built a bridge of canal boats across the river at the ferry landing. Down the Ferry Road and across this bridge passed not only thousands of Union troops heading into town, but also President Abraham Lincoln, who visited Fredericksburg on May 23, 1862. Ferry Farm is one of only a handful of properties in America visited by both Washington and Lincoln.


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From Interstate 95, take Exit 130 heading East on Route 3. After about 1 mile, you will drive down a long hill. At the bottom of the hill, move to the left lane as you pass under a highway bridge (Route 1). Turn left on Route 3 Business (William St.). Follow William St. through downtown Fredericksburg and cross over the Rappahannock River (be sure you are in the right lane after crossing the bridge). Continue on Route 3 Business East to the third traffic light at the intersection of Ferry Road. As you pass through the traffic light you will see Ferry Farm on your right. The entrance is about 1/10 mile past Ferry Road

Visitor Services

Restrooms, limited handicapped access

Regular Events

See web site for event schedule.

Available Interpretation

Signs, trails, interpreters, self-guided tour

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Admission Fee

Adults $8.00, children $4.00, Age six and under Free


March-October: Daily 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. November-December: Daily 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.



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