George Washington's Boyhood Home at Ferry Farm

George Washington's Boyhood Home at Ferry Farm (HM1JFB)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 17.781', W 77° 27.185'

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Located directly across the river from where you are standing is the site of the boyhood home of George Washington where he lived from the age of six until he was 20. The farm gets its name from the ferry that once crossed the river here, providing a vital link between civilization and the western frontier.

Ferry Farm is the site of the legends of George Washington and the cherry tree and his stone toss across the Rappahannock River.

Today, the boyhood home and the ferry landing are owned and preserved by The George Washington Foundation and the site is open to the public.


(right) George Washington's Boyhood Home, Ferry Farm, L.H. Barker © 2008. All rights reserved.
Placed ByUniversity of Mary Washington
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Date Added Thursday, March 5th, 2015 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 285480 N 4241543
Decimal Degrees38.29635000, -77.45308333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 17.781', W 77° 27.185'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 17' 46.86" N, 77° 27' 11.1" W
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Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 Sophia St, Fredericksburg VA 22401, US
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