History buffs, rejoice! Ditch the dusty textbooks and step into the shoes of young George Washington at Ferry Farm in Stafford, Virginia. This immersive living history site isn’t your average museum; it’s a vibrant portal to the 18th century, where costumed interpreters, interactive exhibits, and stunning natural beauty bring the past to life.

Walk in George’s Footsteps

Imagine exploring the very grounds where the future Founding Father spent his formative years. Wander through reconstructed farm buildings, including the Washington House, meticulously restored to its 1740s glory. Peer into the blacksmith shop, watch demonstrations of colonial crafts, and even try your hand at some yourself!

History Comes Alive

Meet costumed interpreters who embody the lives of George’s family, neighbors, and enslaved workers. Engage in lively conversations, ask questions, and gain a deeper understanding of daily life in 18th-century Virginia. Witness historical reenactments, from lively farm chores to dramatic military drills, that paint a vivid picture of the past.

Uncovering History

Artifacts excavated at Ferry Farm continue to provide insight into the history of George Washington’s early years. The Visitor Center features the exhibit “The Science of History at Ferry Farm” with artifacts from the farm on display. Visitors can also see into the Archeology Lab where archeologists continue to identify and study both colonial and Civil War artifacts.

A Day for All Ages

Whether you’re a history buff, a nature lover, or simply looking for a unique family outing, Ferry Farm has something for everyone. Interactive exhibits, engaging demonstrations, and breathtaking scenery make it an unforgettable experience. So, ditch the ordinary and embark on a journey to the past at Ferry Farm!

Bonus Tip: Check the Ferry Farm website for special events throughout the year, including archaeological digs, candlelit tours, and colonial holiday celebrations.

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