Historic Kenmore

Historic Kenmore is a beautiful, Georgian-style brick mansion built by George Washington’s sister, Betty Washington Lewis, and her husband, Fredericksburg merchant Fielding Lewis, reflecting their pre-Revolutionary War wealth and gentry status.

The guided tour focuses on the Lewis family and the sacrifices it made to support the American cause during the War for Independence. Eighteenth-century furniture and accessories accurately depict Fielding and Betty Washington Lewis’ gentry-level wealth. You may also tour the grounds on your own before and after your house tour.

Finally, the Bissell Gallery inside the Crowninshield Building Visitor Center features an exhibit commemorating the centennial of the saving of Kenmore, and the remarkable group of women who led the effort in 1922. Here’s to the Ladies: A Century of Preservation at Historic Kenmore includes hands-on activities for children, and highlights rarely-seen early 20th century pieces from Kenmore’s collection.

When you arrive at Kenmore, check in at the Crowninshield Building Visitor Center, where you will be welcomed by staff and may purchase tour tickets (if you have not already done so online).
The Crowninshield Building is located to the left, down the path, after you enter the grounds on Washington Avenue. Your tour will begin at the scheduled time on Kenmore’s lawn near the steps on the south side of the house.

For information about school group visits and youth and family programs, visit Education.

If you have additional questions about visiting Kenmore, check our Guest Policies and Frequently Asked Questions page.

Kenmore is closed on Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve,
and during all of January and February.

Ticket dates & times are updated by the
first of the month.

To request a group visit, complete this form.

MON – SAT10am-5pm10am-4pm

Kenmore’s grounds are closed
during non-business hours.


Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.00
Students (Ages 6 and up) . . . . . $6.00
Ages 5 and under . . . . . . . . . . Free

Includes admission to Kenmore House and
Washington House. Purchase on-site.
Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $22.00
Students (Ages 6 and up). . . . . . . $10.00
Ages 5 and under . . . . . . . . . . . Free


1201 Washington Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401