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Kenmore
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Lat: 38.304142
Lon: -77.466866
Ele: 82 ft
Weather: ° and (more weather)
Virginia Virginia
Lat: 38.304142   |    Lon: -77.466866   |    Ele: 82 ft   |    Current weather: ° and (see monthly averages)
Virginia Virginia

George Washington's sister, Betty Washington Lewis, lived in this house.

A plantation known as the Kenmore Plantation was built and completed in 1776 for Fielding Lewis and Betty Washington Lewis. Fielding Lewis was a planter and successful merchant in town. They grew tobacco, wheat, and corn with the help and labor of slaves. They had more than 80 slaves including domestic slaves. The mansion was close to the Rappahannock River for easy transportation access. Betty and George Washington's mother was buried on the grounds because she loved to visit. The house and property were sold by Lewis' descendants after Betty Washington died in 1797. Later in 1894, a memorial was erected at the Mary Ball Washington gravesite. In 1819, the property was bought by the Samuel Gordon family and they named it "Kenmore" for the home of their ancestors in Scotland. During the Civil War, the plantation house and the outbuildings were used as a Union military hospital after the Battle of the Wilderness in 1864. It was also used by federal troops on their way to Richmond at the end of the war. In 1922, the Kenmore Foundation bought the property and began the plans to preserve it. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1970. Kenmore is owned and operated as a house museum by The George Washington Foundation and is open daily for guided tours. The hours are Monday from 10 am - 5, closed Tuesday & Wednesday, Thursday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, and Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm. There is a great interactive room for kids included. Entrance for adults is $12, students $6, children 5 & under are free.

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JAN
42° / 28°
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FEB
46° / 30°
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MAR
54° / 37°
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APR
66° / 47°
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MAY
76° / 56°
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85° / 63°
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90° / 68°
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AUG
87° / 67°
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SEP
80° / 61°
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OCT
68° / 50°
13 days
NOV
55° / 39°
11 days
DEC
47° / 33°
12 days

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