Visit Historic Kenmore

Historic Kenmore is open for guided tours.

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 Washington Avenue gate, where staff will admit you to the property 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.

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 tours, email or call 540-373-3381 x1017.

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.


Guided tours of Kenmore occur 10:15, 11:15, 1:15, 2:15, and 4:15, Monday-Saturday and at 1:15, 2:15, and 4:15 on Sunday.


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

To schedule a group visit, email or call 540-373-3381 x1017.


1201 Washington Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401