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Kenmore Plantation and Gardens

1201 Washington Ave, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
540-373-3381
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Mid-Georgian manor house that has special activities for children.
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Summerfield, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed the tour of the Kenmore. Our tour guide was great, the grounds were beautiful of this historical home in Fredericksburg. We almost missed out and didn't go to the Kenmore. I am so glad that our friends wanted to visit this home.

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Niagara Falls
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251 reviews 251 reviews
152 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Kenmore was owned by George Washington's sister Betty and her husband Fielding Lewis, a patriot of the American Revolution.The house is shown on a guided tour and is excellent as piece of American architecture from that era. The plantation grounds are beautiful. It is located in downtown Fredericksburg and easy to reach.

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Virginia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
39 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was the home of George Washington's sister, Betty. It is a beautiful home in the midst of a beautiful neighborhood. It does not seem to be visited very much, or we just hit it at an incredible time. We ended up getting a private tour, which was very informative. We spent about an hour to an hour and 15... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our docent was Tom, he was very informative and answered our many questions. We were the only ones for this tour, so a private tour it was! The ceilings on the first floor are gorgeous. There is no tour of the second floor. You can go to view the basement if you like. The grounds are beautiful and there is... More

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chesapeake, va
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We loved the beauty and craftsmanship of Kenmore. Sadly we were the only ones there. This gem should be seen and shared. Step back in time at this beautiful relic that has survived the ages.

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Atlanta, GA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Wait until you see the ceilings in this home. A 4000 square foot brick home fired upon in the Battle of Fredericksburg. Shakespeare on the lawn on weekends. Docent guided tours are informative and well done.

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Such a beautiful example of colonial home history...The grounds are beautiful and are located right down the street from the grave of Mary Washington, George Washington's mother....The home is one of the only standing homes in the area from the Civil War....beautiful colonial architecture...was the home of George Washington's sister...Served as a Union Hospital during the War...there is a minimal... More

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Pottstown
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This is well worth your stop if visiting Fredericksburg. Tours are conducted by informed staff and the house is beautiful.

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Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
23 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This is a beautiful place, Washington's sister lived here for a time. It had quite a guest list including Washignton, Jefferson and many of the notables of that period. We were very fortunate to have as a guide a young lady who just that day had graduated from Mary Washington University with a degree in Colonial Restorations. She was exceptionally... More

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Uxbridge, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Take the tour and you will not be disappointed. Very beautiful grounds. Very beautiful house. Well worth the $10.

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