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George Washington's Boyhood Home at Ferry Farm

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268 Kings Highway
Fredericksburg, VA 22405, USA


The boyhood home of America's most famous warrior did not, itself, witness war until 1862, when Union armies twice used Ferry Farm and neighboring Pine Grove. During the Union occupation of Fredericksburg that summer, Union engineers built a bridge of canal boats across the river at the ferry landing. Down the Ferry Road and across this bridge passed not only thousands of Union troops heading into town, but also President Abraham Lincoln, who visited Fredericksburg on May 23, 1862. Ferry Farm is one of only a handful of properties in America visited by both Washington and Lincoln.