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Kenmore Plantation and Gardens

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Address: 1201 Washington Ave, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Phone Number: 540-373-3381
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Description: Mid-Georgian manor house that has special activities for children.

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History Buffs must spend some time here!

I ended up getting a private tour from a friendly and very knowledgeable guide. This is a beautiful property with fascinating history. I used to live in the area and had toured... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I ended up getting a private tour from a friendly and very knowledgeable guide. This is a beautiful property with fascinating history. I used to live in the area and had toured years ago, but I learned many new things about Fielding Lewis. Beautiful grounds, amazing artifacts.

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A quick trip--there's a video of Chatham's history, which is remarkable. The house and grounds are beautiful, and the staff was helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

A great historic spot. My wife and I loved our experience and even though we are locals to Northern Virginia and many of it's historical sights we found this to be highly educational. It's a must see for any revolutionary war enthusiast!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I came here while visiting a friend and this was by far one of the best tours I have been on. Our guide (Dixie) was very knowledgeable and showed us little details we may have otherwise missed. Highlights: -the ceilings -reproduction wall paper, carpets etc that are what was in the home in its original state -pleasant staff

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Darien, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

George Washington's sister Betty married Fielding Lewis a prominent trader, who built what was in it's day, a magnificent house. The finely detailed ornately designed and executed plaster ceilings are a standout, must-see for all who appreciate fine design. The ceiling in Betty's room has the appearance of a grand wedding cake while the ceiling in Fielding Lewis' gaming parlor/business... More 

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Pataskala, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

George Washington's sister's home. Fredericksburg is a beautiful town and Kenmore is it's crown jewel. Steeped in history the home has been restored to its original grandeur - I know a bit flowery but when you observe the detail in the plaster ceiling you'll agree.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We loved this tour. The house is very well restored and wow, those ceilings are incredible!! The tour is less than 1 hour, so you can get to see the rest of the town with ease.

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Mount Clemens, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The house is interesting to see and the plaster ceilings look like wedding cake decorations. My favorite part, however, was the connection to George Washington and learning how his sister and her husband helped fund the war at great personal loss. A cool angle to know about- gives an insight into G.W. and his family ties.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Took a very informative tour of the house. The guide was very knowledgeable and professional. The house is beautiful. Worth a visit

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Pelham Manor, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I only stopped in briefly, to get some basic information about the site, as I was on a bike ride. The staff was very helpful and answered by questions. They also allowed me to look at the panels concerning Fielding Lewis' role in providing arms to the patriot effort in the Revolution, which ultimately left him in debt following the... More 

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