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George Washington Foundation, Historic Kenmore, and Ferry Farm [VA]

The Foundation operates two historical sites, Historic Kenmore and Ferry Farm. Built by George Washington's sister, Betty Washington Lewis and her husband Fielding Lewis, Kenmore, a 1775 Georgian-style mansion, reflects the pre-Revolutionary War wealth and status of the Fredericksburg merchant. Lewis lost his fortune due to his patriotic support of the war but the house he built remains. Ferry Farm is the boyhood home of George Washington. Augustine Washington moved his family to this property in 1738, when his son, George, was six years old. George received his formal education during his years here, and forged friendships in the neighborhood that lasted the rest of his life. In 1754, George moved to Mount Vernon while his mother, Mary Ball Washington, stayed on at the farm until 1772, when she moved to Fredericksburg.

The foundation offers educational programs and occasional recreational and educational events (including living history events); Kenmore offers tours; Ferry Farm offers exhibits and tours.

 
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