The annual George Washington’s Birthday Celebration at Ferry Farm took place on Saturday, February 14. Fun family activities included colonial-era games, crafts, the Stone Throw Challenge, theater performances, and birthday cake! Here are some photos from the event.
On Saturday, February 14, Ferry Farm hosted its annual George Washington’s Birthday Celebration.
George Washington (Greg Fisher) greets a visiting family.
Children play with colonial-era games like…
…and Jacob’s ladder.
Young visitors enjoy making one of George Washington’s horses…
…and tri-corne hats.
Birthday cake was served!
Visitors walk the grounds at Ferry Farm.
A boy tries to throw a stone across the Rappahannock.
Legend says young George threw a rock across the river.
Even some adults tried. No one was succesful this year but people have made it across in years past.
A view of Ferry Farm looking up from the river bank.
Betty Washington (Juliana Jones) accepts a ball of yarn from her suitor in a theater scene.
Actors Scott Houk and Will Goldstein demonstrate how gentlemen were not to behave in George Washington’s day.
Visitors even made birthday cards for George!