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Mary Washington House

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In 1772, George Washington purchased a house in Fredericksburg, Virginia for his mother, Mary Ball Washington. She spent her last seventeen years in this comfortable home. The white frame house sites on the corner of Charles and Lewis Streets and...more
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1200 Charles St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3706
+1 540-373-1569
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Did the tour of this small home, but was impressed with the amount of information the docent shared about Mary and her family. The upstairs was quite a pleasant surprise since it was well appointed and very deceiving from the outside. Very friendly people at...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank silvertongue10147
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour is detailed and thorough. Fascinating details about Mary Ball Washington’s life. Be aware they close at 4 p. m. You can purchase a single ticket or a month long pass for all three properties.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank riterchick
Reviewed March 19, 2019

I love the historic stuff! It was cool to see Mary's house and realize that eorge's bedroom was the same size as mine

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank littlebittybooboo
Reviewed March 18, 2019

Didn't know much at all about George's mother and this tour was very interesting. The non-profit group who runs the house has done so much research, up until very recently, to keep the story very current. Excellent, knowledgeable docent.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jackiepaddy
Reviewed January 29, 2019

Interesting tour. Buy the 3 in 1 ticket to save. We walked easily to all 3 museums and then had a late lunch at Capital Ale House

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sunnyjunket1
Reviewed October 31, 2018

We stopped in for a quick tour of Mary's home, and learned how she came to live and die there. The tour guide was very informative and passionate about the history. This is a quick visit, and well worth the time.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CajunWineaux
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Our visit lasted about 2 hours, we were given an introductory talk by a lovely guide in full period costume, followed by a house tour. The guide was informative and brought the history of G Washington's mother to life

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank birminghamcorbiere
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Ethan, the tour guide, was very professional. He was also very informative on the history of Mary Washington and the home. Amazing to learn that George Washington slept upstairs whenever he visited his mother and he visited her at the home for his blessing on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Vcals830
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Your guide will provide details and a timeline of Mary Washington's life. Depending on your hostess will determine how rapidly the delivery. The house is being preserved, and is on the actual site, but over time there have been additions that make the house much...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 26, 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the house. Growing up in Fredericksburg, I visited the house a few times, but sharing it with my husband and daughter was a great experience. We all learned something, and had a great experience. I especially enjoyed learning that...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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