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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 via mobile

The history of the Kenmore house is fascinating. Everything from cannonballs stuck in the exterior brick to a national campaign by handwritten letters to preserve the house is so interesting. The highlight of the house though involves the craftsmanship of the molded stucco ceilings. An...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tennisev
EHosier, Guest Relations Manager at Kenmore Plantation and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We agree with you that the ceilings are quite amazing. We hope you come back and visit us again sometime.

Reviewed November 6, 2018

Sad that so much of the land is no longer part of this property, but the guide did a very good job of explaining the history of the sight. The house and the gardens were worth the tour.

Date of experience: September 2018
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EHosier, Guest Relations Manager at Kenmore Plantation and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words. The growth of Fredericksburg was something Fielding wanted so as much as we would love to have more of his land, I am sure he would be happy to see his hometown today. Please visit us again!

Reviewed November 3, 2018

Some local friends brought us to Kenmore House (home of George Washington's sister) and we really enjoyed the tour. There were only about 8 in our group and we had an excellent guide who really loved her job. The kitchen was full of period equipment...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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EHosier, Guest Relations Manager at Kenmore Plantation and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2018

Thank you so much for visiting us. We are glad you enjoyed your tour. Hopefully you can visit us again soon!

Reviewed September 29, 2018

The house was interesting but with limited access. Only the first floor is viewed (4 rooms and foyer). The plaster work is incredibly detailed and well preserved. I really wanted to take my own photos of the plaster but interior photography is not permitted. When...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

Lovely small museum and tour we really enjoyed. Lots to see and hear with nice gardens to look around.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 11, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank mjrunderwater
Reviewed August 31, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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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