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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
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All reviews plaster ceilings first floor our tour guide the kitchen beautiful house house tour tour takes about minutes main floor worth a visit take photos mount vernon excellent guide great tour american revolution answered all of our questions washington ave tour begins
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour of the house was very good. Parking was on the street. The grounds are very nice. Photography inside the house is prohibited.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Charles W
EHosier, Guest Relations Manager at Kenmore Plantation and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your tour! We agree that our gardens are lovely. Come see us again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although no photos are allowed & only first floor is able to be toured until they secure the second floor so it doesn’t destroy the intricate plaster art work that covers all the first floor ceilings. Those are truly a work of art. A rosette...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Christina1119
EHosier, Guest Relations Manager at Kenmore Plantation and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for coming to see us. We agree that those ceilings are a masterpiece!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a very good attraction for older children and adults..The house is a picture book quality.thegrounds are well kept.stop by the kitchen and see if they are serving gingerbread?

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank joeperky11
EHosier, Guest Relations Manager at Kenmore Plantation and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for kind words and for coming to see us. We think we are pretty picturesque too!

Reviewed May 21, 2019

I stumbled on this by accident when looking at the Kenmore website. These special tours are held from time to time and provide a more in-depth look at some aspect of this beautiful house. This one focused on the plaster restoration done by William Key...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank HappyDiner776
EHosier, Guest Relations Manager at Kenmore Plantation and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for taking our Expert Tour! We have really enjoyed getting to focus on unique aspects of the house and the many stories that go along with it. Come see us again!

Reviewed April 22, 2019

Did the tour. While waiting for the next tour, we got to read most of the stuff in the museum. I really liked the diorama of Fredericksburg, and could only imagine the amount of work that went into making it. Our tour guide Abie, was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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EHosier, Guest Relations Manager at Kenmore Plantation and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2019

Thank you so much for coming to visit us! We are glad you enjoyed the tour and hope that you are able to visit us again sometime.

Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile

I’ve driven by often and always wanted to stop by. The exterior of Kenmore isn’t very exciting, so it was never high on my priority list. Today I decided to put the check in the box. Kenmore is located on a quiet street outside of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ImAlwaysAdventuring
EHosier, Guest Relations Manager at Kenmore Plantation and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2019

We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit. We are in love with the ceilings and the gardens too! Thank you for making time for our hidden gem, come back soon!

Reviewed April 13, 2019

A local gem. Very knowledgeable guide, probably the best we've had. Black woman, did not get her name. Not rushed, lots of info in an interesting way. Garden is in bloom at the moment--a big plus. Only the museum and first floor of the house...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank COSXM
EHosier, Guest Relations Manager at Kenmore Plantation and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy that you enjoyed it. Hopefully you can come back and visit again soon!

Reviewed March 9, 2019 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 March 11, 2019

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!

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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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