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Kenmore Plantation and Gardens

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Address: 1201 Washington Ave, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3747
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+1 540-373-3381
12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Mid-Georgian manor house that has special activities for children.

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Beautiful example of colonial mansion

Built by Fielding Lewis (Lewis and Clark family) and his wife Betty (George Washingtons' sister) as an example of fine construction techniques and for entertaining the upper... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ron D
Grand Haven, Michigan

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Built by Fielding Lewis (Lewis and Clark family) and his wife Betty (George Washingtons' sister) as an example of fine construction techniques and for entertaining the upper class. The high point of the home are the elaborate carved plaster ceilings in 3 of the rooms on the main level. The second floor is not part of the tour. Well worth... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An old historic home with simply beautiful plaster work ceilings. Although the home is large you only get to see about 4 rooms on the first floor. At the visitors entrance they have a very informative exhibit. Total visit time 1-2 hours depending on how much time you spend in the exhibit. If you plan on seeing several of the... More 

2 Thank Ricmar60
Williamsburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful home built by Fielding Lewis and his wife Betty (George's sister) is a stunning example of an 18th century colonial mansion. It has been carefully restored and furnished with period pieces. The focal point of this mansion is the plasterwork in the ceilings as well as the ornate molding. Couldn't stop looking at it. Our guide was very... More 

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative tour of the home of George Washington's sister. Impressive plaster ceilings. Nice gardens. Worth a stop.

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Reviewed 12 February 2017

The Kenmore Plantation is a nice place to visit and is educational. The tour of the house is beautiful and gardens (when in season) is also enjoyable to see. This is kid friendly.

1 Thank mamastaats
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

my husband's ancestors, Fielding and Betty (George Washington's sister) Lewis homestead. the society responsible for the restoration and the city of Fredericksburg should be proud of their accomplishments, the attention to restoration,, their friendly staff! the amazing building, architecture and gardens are amazing. learn more about Fielding and his family on the Kenmore website, interesting... from the homestead to his... More 

2 Thank mlewis600
cincinnati, ohio
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Reviewed 16 December 2016

Virginia abounds in fantastic mansions and estates for both Colonial and Civil War periods - this is the best of the Colonial period. Built by the brother in law of George Washington, Fielding Lewis, a rich F'burg merchant, who spent most of his fortune bankrolling the American Revolution and nearly ended up destitute, like many others including Thomas Nelson, as... More 

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Thank you for visiting Kenmore. We are so glad you enjoyed the tour! More 

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Reviewed 12 December 2016

Beautiful home of George Washington's sister. Check out the ceilings. No access to upstairs . Hear about all the work to restore this beautiful mansion. No photos allowed inside the house.

2 Thank Leslie W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

Nobody ever thinks of visiting Fredericksburg, Virginia, but you should. Kenmore is one reason that you should. It is a nice house. The tour guide was fun and very informative. Two downsides: no photos in the house of gallery, and it is closed January and February.

2 Thank JohnBCowgill
Manassas, Virginia
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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Tour guide was very knowledgeable, interesting and child friendly. Really pleasant surprise. We're hoping to learn a little bit became away with so much more and even our seven-year-old son who is sure he be bored raved about this place.

Thank ninahirshman

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