Thursday, August 5, 2021
9:00 am - 11:00 am – Arrive at the Fredericksburg
Visitor Center for restrooms and to meet a step-on guide for a general overview
tour of Fredericksburg to include George Washington’ family homes and Civil War
History and overview of historic sites.
11:15 am – 12:15 pm – George Washington’s Ferry Farm -
On the banks of the Rappahannock River, is the site of Washington’s boyhood
home where he, his sister Betty, and brothers Samuel, John and Charles grew up. At the age of 11, George inherited the farm upon his father’s death, and his
mother, Mary Ball Washington, lived here until 1772 when George bought a house
in Fredericksburg for her. At Ferry Farm today, archaeologists have unearthed
Indian artifacts dating back 10,000 years, early 18th-century home sites and
Civil War artifacts. After considerable research, Ferry Farm has constructed a
replica of what they think the Washington home would have looked like using
construction methods from the time period. A garden featuring plants that would
have been grown during the Washington’s residence is also on the property.
12:30 – 2:30 pm - Lunch and shopping on your own.
Bus parking is located on the corner of Charlotte and Caroline. Visitor Center
staff will provide dining guides to the group. There are just under 50
restaurants along with specialty shops to include clothing, olive oil, and
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm - Tour A. Smith Bowman Distillery –
Winners of multiple awards for their spirits, groups to the area can experience
a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the production of hand-crafted spirits. Tours
explore distillation, barreling and bottling of bourbon, still house, barrel
warehouse and barrel dump and fill room all at Virginia’s oldest distillery.
4:15 pm - Head over to Carl’s Ice Cream. No
explanation needed! Bring cash and be prepared to order quickly.
Leave Salem Baptist Church 8:00 am Thursday, August 5th.
Lunch on your own.
Make checks payable to: Salem Baptist Church
18522 Beverly Run Road
Bowling Green, VA 22427
Payment must be made by July 25th.