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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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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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4 attraction reviews
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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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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
58 helpful votes 58 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our docent was Tom, he was very informative and answered our many questions. We were the only ones for this tour, so a private tour it was! The ceilings on the first floor are gorgeous. There is no tour of the second floor. You can go to view the basement if you like. The grounds are beautiful and there is... More

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chesapeake, va
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We loved the beauty and craftsmanship of Kenmore. Sadly we were the only ones there. This gem should be seen and shared. Step back in time at this beautiful relic that has survived the ages.

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Atlanta, GA
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Wait until you see the ceilings in this home. A 4000 square foot brick home fired upon in the Battle of Fredericksburg. Shakespeare on the lawn on weekends. Docent guided tours are informative and well done.

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