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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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Wonderfully preserved history

I came here while visiting a friend and this was by far one of the best tours I have been on. Our guide (Dixie) was very knowledgeable and showed us little details we may have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I came here while visiting a friend and this was by far one of the best tours I have been on. Our guide (Dixie) was very knowledgeable and showed us little details we may have otherwise missed. Highlights: -the ceilings -reproduction wall paper, carpets etc that are what was in the home in its original state -pleasant staff

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Darien, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

George Washington's sister Betty married Fielding Lewis a prominent trader, who built what was in it's day, a magnificent house. The finely detailed ornately designed and executed plaster ceilings are a standout, must-see for all who appreciate fine design. The ceiling in Betty's room has the appearance of a grand wedding cake while the ceiling in Fielding Lewis' gaming parlor/business... More 

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Pataskala, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

George Washington's sister's home. Fredericksburg is a beautiful town and Kenmore is it's crown jewel. Steeped in history the home has been restored to its original grandeur - I know a bit flowery but when you observe the detail in the plaster ceiling you'll agree.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We loved this tour. The house is very well restored and wow, those ceilings are incredible!! The tour is less than 1 hour, so you can get to see the rest of the town with ease.

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Mount Clemens, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The house is interesting to see and the plaster ceilings look like wedding cake decorations. My favorite part, however, was the connection to George Washington and learning how his sister and her husband helped fund the war at great personal loss. A cool angle to know about- gives an insight into G.W. and his family ties.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Took a very informative tour of the house. The guide was very knowledgeable and professional. The house is beautiful. Worth a visit

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Pelham Manor, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I only stopped in briefly, to get some basic information about the site, as I was on a bike ride. The staff was very helpful and answered by questions. They also allowed me to look at the panels concerning Fielding Lewis' role in providing arms to the patriot effort in the Revolution, which ultimately left him in debt following the... More 

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Benedict, Maryland, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Additional Information about Kenmore Plantation and Gardens

Address: 1201 Washington Ave, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Phone Number: 540-373-3381
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fredericksburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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