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

Mid-Georgian manor house that has special activities for children. Historic Kenmore is currently closed and reopens for tours on March 1, 2017.

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Fielding Lewis family ancestors homestead

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Brookfield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

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cincinnati, ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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.

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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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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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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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