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Kenmore Plantation and Gardens

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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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1201 Washington Ave, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3747
+1 540-373-3381
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to spend a day in Fredericksburg and read that this Plantation was worth a visit. Indeed, it was! We were there when no other visitors were present and thus received a personal tour. Our guide, Katie Tharpe, was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and very personable....More

Thank mjrunderwater
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Imagine being 17 years old and the mistress of a mansion. This is the place. You will be guided through the home of Betty Washington Lewis, daughter of Mary Washington. The kitchen, a separate structure, represents some of the typical period pieces of the time....More

1  Thank ptajack
Reviewed August 20, 2018

This home is so beautifully maintained and the grounds are gorgeous! We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here and learned so much about the area and the families who lived here. It's location right on the river make it so nice to visit and so pretty.

Thank Ginger S
Reviewed July 11, 2018

There are many historic homes to visit in Virginia so one gets a little jaded sometimes with looking at 18th century restorations, but this place has some things that really add to its richness. First, the setting is lovely and you can wander the grounds...More

2  Thank Jjjjam
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Went to Kenmore house with seven 14 year old girls. Miriam was a great guide full of energy and really kept the girls interest. Got a good overview of life in 1770’s. Tour took about an hour. Not long, but good.

1  Thank Tom Z
Reviewed June 19, 2018

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
Reviewed May 29, 2018

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

1  Thank travel7continents
Reviewed May 27, 2018

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
Reviewed May 26, 2018 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.

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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

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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.
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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November 28, 2015|
Response from JennVA | Reviewed this property |
Sunday 1200pm to 400pm Monday through Saturday 1000am to 400pm