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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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Historic Preservation Lovers This is For You!

An amazingly done recent restoration is reason enough to visit this historic site. The house has some of the greatest plaster work in the United States and is meticulously cared... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Benedict, Maryland, United States
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Benedict, Maryland, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

An amazingly done recent restoration is reason enough to visit this historic site. The house has some of the greatest plaster work in the United States and is meticulously cared for. The docent was knowledgeable and pleasant, a decent gift shop, and good value for money.

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Hannacroix, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

What a beautiful historic home to go through. The ceilings were especially beautiful, well worth the small price of admission. The docent was very knowledgeable, friendly and also told us a few other places to visit around Fredericksburg. We had picked up a brochure at our campground, and we are sorry we did not stay in town longer as there... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

It is a nice place to learn history, It was the residence of a wealthy businessman, who contributed to finance the revolutionary war. It is very well conserved and the guides are well trained.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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67 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Excellent docent and introductory exhibits! The location and gardens are attractive. The main house fascinating, from the ceilings to the hearth to the history. In addition to the physical survivors, the house and grounds, there is the story of the folks who lived here. Enjoyable and meaningful.

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Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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104 reviews 104 reviews
37 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
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9 helpful votes 9 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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274 helpful votes 274 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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32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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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