George Washington's Ferry Farm

  • Washington domestic complex archeological site number: 44ST174
  • Old common name: Ferry Farm
  • Also Known As: George Washington Boyhood Home Site
  • Historical Name: Home Farm

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Site



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1738/00/00 George Washington Home Washingtons move to Home Farm
1738/00/00 Mary Ball Washington Home Washingtons move to Home Farm
1740/12/24 House damaged by fire, family moves into kitchen dependency
1774/00/00 Hugh Mercer Owner Washingtons sell farm to Dr Hugh Mercer
1862/05/23 Abraham Lincoln Visitor Abraham Lincoln visits Ferry Farm
1862/12/11 Union troops build patoon bridge from Ferry Farm to Fredericksburg Battle of Fredericksburg

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Particulars for George Washington's Ferry Farm:
Cultural Affiliation Euro-American
Area of Significance Exploration-settlement
Area of Significance Historic and non-aboriginal
Criteria Information Potential
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Owner Private
Historic Use Single dwelling
Sight Category Site
Historic Use Water-related

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 16th February 2000

Registry Name: Washington, George, Boyhood Home Site
Registry Address: 237 King's Highway
Registry Number: 00000259
Resource Type: Site
Owner: Private
Area in Acres: 68
Non-Contributing Buildings: 4
Contributing Sites: 4
Non-Contributing Sites: 1
Contributing Structures: 1
Non-Contributing Structures: 1
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination, Designated National Landmark
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Historic and non-aboriginal, Exploration-settlement, Other
Applicable Criteria: Person, Information Potential
Cultural Affiliation: Euro-American
Significant Year: 1738, 1741, 1774
Associated People: Washington, George
Historic Function: Transportation, Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling, Water-related
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Museum Outdoor recreation Park

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