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 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 groups@gwffoundation.org 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.

PRIVATE TOURS OF HISTORIC KENMORE
Are you Interested in touring Historic Kenmore, but have concerns about sharing indoor spaces with other people? You and your family can reserve a private tour limited to just you, those you invite to join you, and a single masked guide. Guests are required to wear masks inside the house. Regular admission rates apply.

Historic Kenmore offers private tours seven days a week. To schedule a private tour, email events@gwffoundation.org or call 540-370-0732 x27. A staff member will contact you to complete arrangements of your visit. Please note that your visit is not scheduled until you receive a reply from Kenmore staff.

HOURSMARCH
THRU
OCTOBER
NOVEMBER
AND
DECEMBER
MONDAY10am-5pm10am-4pm
TUES-WEDCLOSEDCLOSED
THUR-SAT10am-5pm10am-4pm
SUNDAYNoon-5pmNoon-4pm

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.

TOUR TIMES

Click to see available tour times and to purchase tickets.

KENMORE
ADMISSION PRICES

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

LOCATION

1201 Washington Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
540-373-3381