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Washington's Ferry Farm

George Washington's boyhood home; Union staging area for the Battle of Fredericksburg

268 King's Highway
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22405
United States
(540) 373-3381

On This Very Spot is the boyhood home of Continental General and President George Washington.

The property gets it's name because the property had a major ferry crossing for the Rappahannok River.

On This Very Spot the General Ambrose Burnside and Union Army staged and prepared their ill-fated attack against the Confederate Army and Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Fredericksburg.

See also Colonial Virginia.

Submitted By:  David Allison

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This spot is a historic home open to the public. For complete visitor's information, including hours of operation, admission fees, and map & directions, visit the official website at

Public Access: Adults $5.00, student $3.00, children six and under free, seniors $4.00, seniors $4.00; group rates and combination ticket to Historic Kenmore available.

Parking: available

Amenities: Public restrooms, limited handicapped access, information, interpreters, self-guided tour, trails.

Directions: Take I-95 to Route 3 east. In downtown Fredericksburg, continue on Route 3 Business (William Street) to the Ferry Road intersection, staying in the right-hand lane. Passing through the traffic light, Ferry Farm will be visable on the right. The entrance is about 0.1 mile past Ferry Road.

Hours: Daily 10:00am-5:00pm; closed Thanksgiving Dand and most of the week between Christmas and New Years Day.

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