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Kenmore Plantation and Gardens

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Address: 1201 Washington Ave, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3747
Phone Number: +1 540-373-3381
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

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

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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
JohnBCowgill
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The plantation is just lovely! The ceilings are breathtaking!!! I seriously couldn't stop looking up! A must see if you are in Fredericksburg!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent tour guide M. Very informative. Beautiful plaster work. Only first floor is available to be soon.

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NORTHERN NEW JERSEY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I think this is the top attraction here. The site tour is only with a tour guide who was excellent, Tours are very frequent so there is no waiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Take a tour back in time to the beginnings of our country. You will see the lovely ornate rooms set up to look similar to how they were in the past. Great history lesson of this manor that has stood the test of time and tells many stories.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

If you go, I hope you have Dixie as your guide. I enjoyed this house tour immensely. I still can't get over the gorgeous plaster ceilings that have not only survived all these years but the Civil War as well!!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

So many founding fathers and their families lived in Fredericksburg. This house is the home of Betty Washington Fielding, George Washington's sister. It is not completely open as the upstairs is closed for safety. It does give an idea of life in the mid-1700's.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Learn more Virginia history and the more about the George Washington family at Kenmore. Kenmore was the home of Fielding and Betty Washington Lewis who risked much for supporting the war effort.

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Ashland, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Loved this visit the guided tour by Tom was informative and he was able to answer my questions. The ceilings are awesome and the history is great. Bright spot of our visit and the museum and grounds are worth a look

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