Built by George Washington's sister, Betty Washington Lewis, and her husband, Fielding Lewis, this Georgian-style, brick mansion reflects the pre-Revolutionary-War wealth and status of the Fredericksburg merchant. A visit to Kenmore starts in the Crowninshield Museum building (just to the left of the front gate). A new introductory exhibit, The Patriots Lewis: What Would You Give, with accompanying hands-on activities for children, tells this powerful narrative through key pieces from the Foundation's collection of 18th-century furniture and decorative arts. A comprehensive refurnishing of the mansion is ongoing, and period furniture and interior details increasingly offer a descriptive setting for this historic story. The 45-minute tour includes the first floor of the house and kitchen dependency. Gardens and grounds may be enjoyed by visitors at their leisure. Visit kenmore.org for a list of special events and programs.
2014 Hours: Closed during January & February except Feb. 15 & 17 at Ferry Farm. March through October: Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, Noon to 5:00 p.m. (The last tour begins at 4:15 p.m.) November through December: Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, Noon to 4:00 p.m. (The last tour begins at 3:15 p.m.) Closed Easter Sunday (April 20, 2014), Thanksgiving Day (November 27, 2014), and December 24, 25, & 31. Group visits available by appointment: Please call (540) 370-0732 x24