Visit Historic Kenmore

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the bulk of your tour at Kenmore will take place outside. Time inside the house will be more limited than normal. Except for access to the restrooms, our visitors center, museum gallery, and gift shop in the Crowninshield Building are closed.

At Kenmore, your visit begins at the stairs of the house, where staff will meet you at your tour time.

Tours will be limited in size to ensure proper social distancing. Masks are required while inside Kenmore.

We strongly suggest that you purchase tickets in advance of your visit to ensure availability, as tour size will be limited.  If you are unable to purchase tickets prior to arrival, you may purchase them upon arrival by briefly visiting the Crowinshield Building.

A cleaning schedule has been established above and beyond the daily cleaning methods. This will assure that all surfaces encountered by the public are wiped down thoroughly several times a day. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer will be available. No one with a fever or other symptoms of COVID-19 is permitted on-site.

To schedule group visits, email or call 540-370-0732 x27.

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.

For information about school group visits, children’s Discovery Workshops, 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, and New Year’s Eve and during all of January and February.

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


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


1201 Washington Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401