Virginia Historical Highway Markers
George Washington's Childhood Home
This marker is on Route 3 (Kings Highway) in Ferry Farm, on the right, heading east.
George's actual home is not standing, but there is an area open for visitors at the home site.
The sign reads:
The Washington family moved to a plantation here in 1738 when George Washington was six years old. Along with his three brothers and sister, young Washington spent most of his early life here, where, according to popular fable, he cut down his father's cherry tree and uttered the immortal words, "I cannot tell a lie." His father, Augustine, died here in 1743, leaving the property to him. His mother, Mary Ball Washington, lived here until 1772 when she moved to a house in Fredericksburg that Washington bought for her.