Today is George Washington’s birthday! If you get a chance, visit Ferry Farm in Fredericksburg, VA. Read this post for all the details.
George Washington bought this white-frame house in 1772 for his mother, Mary Ball Washington, so she would be near her daughter’s home at Kenmore Plantation. Mary Washington was then 64 years old and had been living across the river at Ferry Farm since 1738. George frequently visited his mother here and often slept in anContinue reading “Mary Washington House”
Built by George Washington’s youngest brother Charles around 1760 as his home, this frame building became a tavern in 1792 when it was purchased by the Wallace family. It operated for 35 years as a stopover for travelers in the bustling port town of Fredericksburg. Covid Updates: All unvaccinated guests must wear masks during theirContinue reading “Rising Sun Tavern”
The Fredericksburg Nationals are a Minor League Baseball team of the Carolina League and the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Washington Nationals. They are located in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and will play their home games at the new Fredericksburg Ballpark which holds 5,000 people. Location: 42 Jackie Robinson Way, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Hours: Most are eveningContinue reading “Fredericksburg Nationals”
George Washington’s Mount Vernon is the historic home of George and Martha Washington, located on the banks of the Potomac River. Guests can see the historic mansion, stately rooms, and outbuildings preserved to the year 1799, the last year of George Washington’s life. We love Mount Vernon. It’s been a favorite of ours since we started visitingContinue reading “Mount Vernon”