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Mary Washington House

1200 Charles St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
+1 540-373-5630
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The tour guides give you a lot of information about Mary Washington and her life. The give you a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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It's Washington's mother

Stop by this historic spot. This is where the mother of the US lived and prayed nearby. It should... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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 was within walking distance of Kenmore, the home of Mary's daughter, Betty Washington Lewis. Tradition has it that, during the Revolution, General Lafayette found Mrs. Washington in her garden. As the President-to-be, George Washington came to this home to receive his mother's blessing before attending his inauguration in 1789.
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1200 Charles St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
+1 540-373-5630

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tour guides give you a lot of information about Mary Washington and her life. The give you a short tour of the downstairs, then you can walk upstairs And look at the two rooms. Then walk the back garden and kitchen. Well worth it.

Thank stcyfol
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stop by this historic spot. This is where the mother of the US lived and prayed nearby. It should be part of your tour of Fredericksburg a long with the battlefields.

Thank richlee1975
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is where Mary Washington lived after George sold Ferry Farm, the family home, it was one room and the kitchen outside, The docent was very knowledgeable.

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Really worth seeing! Michelle is an excellent tour guide and knows all about this beautiful piece of history. Nemo the cat next door may help you on your tour while you are outside. The kids will enjoy each of the museums operated by Washington Heritage...More

1  Thank foodpig
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We enjoyed visiting the Mary Washington House. It was so fascinating to go back in history to see how they lived in the 18th century. By contrast, it's a reminder of how easy we have it. Mary had to go out of her main house...More

1  Thank Rhonda D
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This is a well preserved piece of American history. The house itself doesn't look like it did in Mary Washington's time due to additions over the years there is definitely elements of the original house and a few of her personal artifacts which makes it...More

Thank Dewayne P
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Lots of detail about Mary and the family presented by a friendly staff person who also had a wry sense of humor. Well worth the visit!

Thank summersailor1
Reviewed 23 May 2017

A beautiful home with well kept grounds. I love old farm homes even though this one of Mary Washington's was not actually a "farm house". So much of our American history here!! Very worth the visit.

Thank Brenda C
Reviewed 23 May 2017

One of the first vintage postcards I had was of the Mary Washington House in Fredericksburg, VA. So happy I was finally able to pay it a visit. The garden was my favorite. There was a resident cat. We had a fine time. Highly recommend...More

Thank BassSherpa
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Well preserved house. Great gardens. Very well maintained. Tour guide was very good as was the lady in the gift shop.

Thank Leigh B
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