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Address: 1201 Washington Ave, Closed from December 31, 2015 - February 29, 2016, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Phone Number: 15403733381
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mid-Georgian manor house that has special activities for children. Closed...

Mid-Georgian manor house that has special activities for children. Closed from December 31, 2015 - February 29, 2016.

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One of the best Georgian Plantations I've ever seen.

This place is great. Built on a high ridge above Fredericksburg's waterfront, the house has an impressive landscape, garden, and unimposing underground museum (with an awesome... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
757KJH1992
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is great. Built on a high ridge above Fredericksburg's waterfront, the house has an impressive landscape, garden, and unimposing underground museum (with an awesome diorama of Fredericksburg). You've probably heard about the ceilings; they really are that good. Even after seeing pictures. There's even a little footpath connecting the gardens to the downhill Mary Washington House. A must... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Kenmore plantations to paint. They are very friendly and are open to letting you explore and walk the grounds. We just went there on a sunny day and painted and enjoyed the fresh air.

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Thank Cara S
Fredericksburg,VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

It's easy, once inside this Historic home, to transport oneself to the 18th Century and the very early days of our country. The chances that our founding fathers for the existence of this new and free nation were so great. The house is beautiful and the ceilings are amazing! Don't miss seeing Kenmore.

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Thank mlhw46
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We had a great tour, the displays in the visitor center were neat. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and the house is wonderful.

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Thank Brendon H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Informative tour of historic building bringing to life the people and times.close to central Fredericksburg so easily seen when. Walking around town.

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2 Thank JennVA
cherry hill, nj
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We did not pay to enter the house (just seemed like too much money for four people) but we enjoyed the gardens, the architecture, and the restful atmosphere.

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Norfolk, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Beautiful colonial era mansion, almost fully restored to its former glory. Tour guide was very well informed and made my visit very interesting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I've been to quite a few plantation homes and this one is probably in my top three. George Washington's sister lived here with her husband. The museum is small but nice with information and artifacts. The house tour was about 45 minutes or so. There were quite a few artifacts within the house too and the guide pointed them out... More 

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3 Thank Danielle R
lakeville, Indianna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

this is one of the best ever B&Bs with so much history, beautiful room, outdoor and inside eatting in their pub, wonderful service and great breakfast

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Northern California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

I had visited Kenmore in 2007 when they were just beginning the restoration and the house was empty. I enjoyed seeing the bottom floor restoration complete and furnished. It is worth a visit when in Fredericksburg. If you plan to visit Ferry Farm (George Washington's birthplace) purchase the combo ticket and save some money.

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