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Washington’s Ferry Farm


The Washington farm, on the banks of the Rappahannock River, is the setting of Parson Weem’s story about the honest boy who could not tell a lie. Extensive mowed and manicured areas surround the site of George Washington’s boyhood home. Woodlands and river bottoms of mixed hardwoods provide habitat for native animals, including wild turkey and wood duck, as well as wintering bald eagles. In summer, look for the common assortment of open area songbirds searching the lawns for insects and seeds. An ongoing archaeological dig continues to bring the past to life.


Physical Address: 268 Kings Highway, Fredericksburg, VA 22405

From I-95, exit onto Plank Road/Blue and Gray Parkway/VA-3 East, turn left on Kings Highway, then turn left onto George Washington Way towards the entrance to George Washington’s Ferry Farm.

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: (540) 370-0732
  • Website
  • Access: Fee, Daily but hours vary seasonally, please see website for details.

Seasonal Bird Observations


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  • Accessible
  • Hiking Trails
  • Information
  • Interpretive Nature Program
  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Restrooms
  • Historical Site