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Kenmore Plantation and Gardens

1201 Washington Ave, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3747
+1 540-373-3381
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Built by George Washington's sister, Betty Washington Lewis, and her husband, Fielding Lewis, this beautiful, Georgian-style, eighteenth-century brick mansion reflects the pre-Revolutionary-War wealth and status of the Fredericksburg merchant.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1201 Washington Ave, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3747
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+1 540-373-3381
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"plaster ceilings"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour - very interesting. Especially liked the first part where you can walk around and read about the exhibits in the surrounding building before the actual house tour begins.

Thank Becky H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fielding Lewis married George Washington's younger sister, Betty. Kenmore is the house the couple built on what was a 600 acre plantation and where they raised a family.Today the house is in a lovely residential neighborhood of Fredericksburg.The town has grown around Kenmore and across...More

Thank travel7continents
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of history here, our tour was really good, our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the Plantation and the area. Amazing ceilings in some of the rooms, a lot of it still the original artwork from the artisans back in the day. It is a...More

Thank Dick S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the house tour. Our guide was really good and was very knowledgeable. There are good exhibits in the visitor center. The tour takes about 45 minutes.

Thank JE01
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

They had a special event for Christmas that we attended with the entire family. Santa was there and he was spectacular and provided a one on one experience for young and old children. They also had some reenactors involved that camped out on the back...More

Thank John G
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Reviewed November 14, 2017

On arrival my first question was: is indoor photography permitted, with the answer being NO. This entire review is what I viewed & was told. My guide-Tony- was very knowledgeable & detailed of all facts about the plantation's history. There is a small museum that...More

2  Thank Jack L
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

This historic plantation wasn't in the center of historic Fredericksburg and wasn't; destroyed in the Civil War. The grounds are now pretty small. But it was easy to get to and the tour (by a student from Mary Washington University) was interesting.

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Reviewed November 7, 2017

An interesting stop, that can be combined with other outings in the same day. Socent was knowledgeable and very nice. Learned some local history.

Thank DenverJim48
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Reviewed November 5, 2017

We've been visiting Kenmore for over a decade. Standing exhibits and house tours coupled with ever changing activities, shows, and fairs make it an interesting local history favorite. We love to watch Shakespeare on the Lawn in summer time.

Thank Rich G
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Reviewed September 28, 2017

We ended our day at Kenmore and were rewarded with "saving the best for last." We had to wait a bit before the tour but enjoyed the exhibits in the Visitor Center. Then the fun really began when Miriam stared our tour!! She was DELIGHTFUL...More

2  Thank Caroline S
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Marcie81
July 14, 2016|
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Response from NguyTina | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is parking off street in front of Kenmore. It's free.
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HistorybuffSr
May 6, 2016|
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Response from mlhw46 | Reviewed this property |
Parking on the street available. Disabled access to the Crowninshield building which has many Washington artifacts on display.
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Simchah B
November 28, 2015|
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Response from JennVA | Reviewed this property |
Sunday 1200pm to 400pm Monday through Saturday 1000am to 400pm
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