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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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nice craftmanship

This plantation is absolutely lovely...so much history!!!! There are guided tours which last about 50 minutes...The staff is very knowledgeable....There is also a small museum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Brenda L
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Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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102 reviews 102 reviews
36 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This plantation is absolutely lovely...so much history!!!! There are guided tours which last about 50 minutes...The staff is very knowledgeable....There is also a small museum area to go through. The plantation's ceilings were my favorite as they are decorated in plasterwork. This house was owned by George Washington's sister......This is a must stop.....There is a small admission fee. Would go... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

This was one of my favorite tours in Fredericksburg. The guide we have was extremely informative. We had our own tour the day we visited which probably have us more information then the normal tour. The history in the building and the families that lived here was fascinating. The plaster work in the first floor was beyond amazing especially when... More 

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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81 attraction reviews
264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

If you like history, this is a must see. The house and the plaster work (of the "Stucco Man") is the most amazing and beautiful we have every seen. The tour takes about 45 minutes and costs a few dollars - worth every penny!

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Nebraska
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We drove past this place this December, however when we lived in Virginia, we have visited this home several times. There is so much to see, you can learn something new each visit. Have visited this home in all seasons and find the ground beautiful each visit. One thing about visiting a place at different times, you may have a... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The tour was great and the inside of the house is so pretty! Plaster work and everything they are doing to restore this house is amazing. Will return for sure!

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Hayes, Virginia
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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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73 reviews 73 reviews
57 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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