George Washington’s Boyhood Home at Ferry Farm is 1.5 mi. e. on SR 3 to 268 Kings Hwy. It was here on his father’s 600-acre tobacco and corn plantation that Washington learned his skills as a surveyor. The farm was also the fabled setting of the cherry tree, created by an early biographer to illustrate young George’s honesty.
Archeological excavations are ongoing at the site. The remains of Washington’s boyhood home—an eight-room, one-and-a-half story 1740s clapboard house—as well as several outbuildings and approximately 750,000 artifacts uncovered from the site are on display. The full-size replica of the home was constructed using period tools and techniques.
A self-guiding iPad tour highlighting the period the Washington family lived at Ferry Farm is available. A demonstration garden features plants typical of those grown on the original plantation.