Located 38 miles south of Mount Vernon on the banks of the Rappahannock River opposite Fredericksburg, is Ferry Farm, George Washington's boyhood home. Visitors can take a self-guided tour of the land Washington inherited at age 11 and where he lived between the ages of 6 and 20. Washington's Ferry Farm is an active archaeological site and the discovery of the location of the Washington house was announced in 2008. The Visitor Center contains an archaeology lab with displays of fascinating artifacts from the Washington period. There are nature trails, ideal for observing wildlife. Closed during January & February - March through October, open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - November through December, open daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - )Closed Easter Sunday (March 31, 2013), Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 21, 2013), December 24, 25, & 31.
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