Historic Kenmore and George Washington’s Ferry Farm experienced a snowstorm on Wednesday, March 21, 20118. Our staff took these photos of the snowfall from around the Lewis and Washington homes.
View of the front of the reproduction Washington house.
The house’s period-correct 18th century paint is called “Spanish brown.”
Actually built after the Civil War, the “Surveyor’s Shed”, incorrectly thought to be Washington’s surveying office, stands next to the reproduction Washington house.
The Washington house sits on the building’s original location atop a bluff looking west toward the Rappahannock River.
The old Ferry Road that led from Kings Highway down to the ferry crossing at the river.
The work yards behind the Washington house.
The west front of Kenmore.
The reproduction kitchen building at Kenmore.
Bricks under the snow.
The east front of Kenmore.
Snow pile on a portico column.
We also setup a timelapse camera at the Ferry Farm Visitors Center to capture the snowfall over the course of the storm. Closely watch the pine trees in the video below and you can see their branches droop down as the heavy wet snow weighs them down and then raise back up as the snow started to melt late in the day.
About a month ago on “Lives & Legacies,” we shared a gallery of photos showing snow-covered Historic Kenmore and George Washington’s Ferry Farm in years past. That post especially focused on snowy scenes of Kenmore. With snow from yesterday’s storm still on the ground under beautiful sun-filled blue skies, we thought we ought to share a few more snowy photos with special focus on Ferry Farm this time.
Flags fly over Ferry Farm.
Fredericksburg across the Rappahannock.
Snow-covered stones marking one corner of the Washington’s house site.
A gaggle of geese visiting the farm.
Archaeological dig site remains closed for winter.
Snow laying on some rail fencing.
Snow on magnolia leaves.
Sparkling water droplets fall to the ground as icicles hanging on the visitor center melt.
This year, we’ve not had a particularly photographic snow at George Washington’s Ferry Farm or Historic Kenmore… yet. Snow eventually will come but, until then, we’re sharing some of our best snowy photos from last year and from ten years ago.