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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
10:00 - 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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We really were surprised that there was still some original furniture. The plaster work was beautiful. I was surprised by the details. The museum portion had wonderful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Michelle C
Jacksonville, Florida

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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really were surprised that there was still some original furniture. The plaster work was beautiful. I was surprised by the details. The museum portion had wonderful photographs and a great miniature recreation of the city.

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An excellent look at how the other half lived at the time of the Revolutionary War. It was a really grand life style for the owners.

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Englewood, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on our way north to Boston. Fredericksburg is very close to the interstate so a side trip for a few hours works out fine. When you tour this house, you only see the first floor. For the price, that seems a little disappointing. But our tour guide was so well-versed that we felt it was well worth... More 

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank Ron D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 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 18 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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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