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The leadership and staff of The George Washington Foundation are grateful to Stafford County and all who have helped make Ferry Farm one of the region's most-visited attractions. We look forward to realizing the plans for this site, including 18th-century interpretive buildings as well as a new education center with expanded exhibits and displays.
Archaeology at Ferry Farm has yielded more than 600,000 artifacts from the site's history--often more than 1,000 objects per day during the summer dig season.
Ferry Farm is one of the largest and most artifact-rich archaeology sites in Virginia--a fact of which we can all be very proud. When the remains of the Washingtons' house were discovered, archaeologists uncovered a treasure trove of objects linked to the Washingtons. These artifacts help paint a picture of what life was like for young George.
We invite you to visit the boyhood home of our first president. Walk the land where he spent his youth and visit the archaeology lab in the visitor center, where many of these artifacts are on display.
The writer is director of marketing and communications at The George Washington Foundation.