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Kenmore Plantation and Gardens

Address: 1201 Washington Ave, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Phone Number: 540-373-3381
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Outdoors
Owner description: Mid-Georgian manor house that has special activities for children.
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Type: Historic Sites, Outdoors
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Mid-Georgian manor house that has special activities for children.

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Hayes, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Had a great experience at Kenmore. Our tour guide Linda was just great!!! The history of the Lewis family was interesting and actually ties into my area, Gloucester, VA.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The estate is so pretty! If you are looking for a relaxed and peaceful tour go to Kenmore. Our tour was about 45 minutes long and the guide was very knowledgable and nice. The gift shop is okay, not the best, but at least there is a gift shop. I think it is a very nice and historic way to... More 

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Perth, Australia
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33 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

What a fantastic piece of history! I loved hearing about the history of this place from the guide who was extremely passionate and inspiring. He even talked through how they tried to restore the place as authentically as possible and the plans for the future. Best recommendation I can give is to visit the visitors centre and get a day... More 

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Little Gaddesden
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Kenmore was the home of George Washington's sister, Betty, and what a home it was. Her husband, the hugely wealthy Fielding Lewis, built it as a 'How rich am I' statement, and it provides a fascinating insight into how good the colonial life was for those with lots of money. Don't miss it.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I enjoyed the entire tour---our guide was very informative and answered all of our questions! We all took turns taking cell phone photos for each other on the various sides of the house!

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virginia
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213 reviews 213 reviews
96 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

House tour is now limited to the first floor and the kitchen out-building, plus the museum. Still worth the price of admission. Best stucco ceilings you will probably every see. More original furniture now than on our last visit. For return visitors, rooms have been re-purposed from years ago. Bedrooms are moved and ballroom is now a dining room. No... More 

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Levels, wv
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

While my husband is taking DOD class I took the week off to come with him to tour historical Fredericksburg. While looking at the "things to do" Kenmore house was highly recommended. Please I implore you, save your money and do not take the tour. I was the only one on the tour and my tour guide was clueless. While... More 

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Pittsburgh PA
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22 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband and I are recent empty nesters. We had always done the history vacations with our kids. Sometimes some of these tours and museums are not geared toward kids. While we did not actually see children during our tour, it is evident that they do have things geared to children. Kenmore was the home to G. Washington's sister. It... More 

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Okemos, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This was our last stop on our historic tour and worth the stop. The house was breathtaking and our tour guide was quite knowledgeable and welcomed questions.

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Virginia is not deficient in historic houses. Kenmore reigns supreme and the incredible plaster ceilings along are work a visit. They were created by an unknown artist known only as, "Stucco Man," who also did the dining room at Mt. Vernon. Kenmore became America's first house museum back in the 1920s. The recent restoration is magnificent. I try to visit... More 

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