Historic Kenmore Plantation & Gardens
Historic Kenmore Plantation & Gardens, one of the most elegant Colonial mansions in America, lies in the heart of historic Fredericksburg. It was built by George Washington's sister, Betty, and her husband, Fielding Lewis, a wealthy merchant. The mansion has recently undegone an extensive 8-year restoration to return it to its 1775 appearance. Visitors marvel at the amazing plasterwork ceilings and the historically accurate colors throughout the house. A visit to Kenmore starts in the Crowninshield Museum building (just to the left of the front gate) where there are displays of 18th-century furniture and decorative arts. An interpreter will lead a 45-minute tour of the first floor of the house and the kitchen dependency. After the tour, visitors are welcome to enjoy the gardens and grounds (approximately 3 acres) at their leisure.
Closed during January & February except Feb. 16 & 18 at Ferry Farm - March through October, open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last Kenmore tour at 4:15) - November through December, open daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last Kenmore tour at 3:15) - Closed Easter Sunday (March 31, 2013), Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 21, 2013), December 24, 25, & 31