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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Mid-Georgian manor house that has special activities for children.

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
Judy J
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Owings Mills, Maryland
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Owings Mills, Maryland
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331 reviews 331 reviews
78 attraction reviews
254 helpful votes 254 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
23 helpful votes 23 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
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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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
31 helpful votes 31 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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163 reviews 163 reviews
35 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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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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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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247 reviews 247 reviews
113 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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Keyser, West Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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