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Kenmore Plantation and Gardens

1201 Washington Ave, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
540-373-3381
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Mid-Georgian manor house that has special activities for children.
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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Pittsburgh PA
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93 reviews 93 reviews
22 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband and I are recent empty nesters. We had always done the history vacations with our kids. Sometimes some of these tours and museums are not geared toward kids. While we did not actually see children during our tour, it is evident that they do have things geared to children. Kenmore was the home to G. Washington's sister. It... More

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Okemos, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This was our last stop on our historic tour and worth the stop. The house was breathtaking and our tour guide was quite knowledgeable and welcomed questions.

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Virginia is not deficient in historic houses. Kenmore reigns supreme and the incredible plaster ceilings along are work a visit. They were created by an unknown artist known only as, "Stucco Man," who also did the dining room at Mt. Vernon. Kenmore became America's first house museum back in the 1920s. The recent restoration is magnificent. I try to visit... More

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Tigard, Oregon
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283 reviews 283 reviews
32 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Kenmore was owned by Washington's sister and her husband. As a supplier to the Revolutionary War effort, Fielding Lewis sacrificed his fortune and his widow was forced to sell the house upon his death. The plaster moldings in the ceilings and over the fireplace are amazing and very ornate. The guided tour of the grounds and gardens were very interesting.... More

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Lake City, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Beautiful grounds and visitors center for the Kenmore Plantation. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly about all things Kenmore. It's interesting to see the plantation as it's in the process of being updated with furniture from that era. Also, take the time to walk the streets of Fredericksburg as it's like walking back in history!

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Fleming Island, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The house and the property are gorgeous! The house has a lot of history and it was well worth the visit.

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Summerfield, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We really enjoyed the tour of the Kenmore. Our tour guide was great, the grounds were beautiful of this historical home in Fredericksburg. We almost missed out and didn't go to the Kenmore. I am so glad that our friends wanted to visit this home.

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Niagara Falls
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251 reviews 251 reviews
153 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Kenmore was owned by George Washington's sister Betty and her husband Fielding Lewis, a patriot of the American Revolution.The house is shown on a guided tour and is excellent as piece of American architecture from that era. The plantation grounds are beautiful. It is located in downtown Fredericksburg and easy to reach.

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Virginia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
39 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was the home of George Washington's sister, Betty. It is a beautiful home in the midst of a beautiful neighborhood. It does not seem to be visited very much, or we just hit it at an incredible time. We ended up getting a private tour, which was very informative. We spent about an hour to an hour and 15... More

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