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Historic Kenmore Plantation

Historic Kenmore Plantation

One of Virginia's most elegant colonial mansions, Kenmore was built in the 1770s by Fielding Lewis for his wife Betty, the sister of George Washington. An ardent patriot, Lewis spent his entire fortune building and operating an arms manufactory to supply Washington's soldiers and died before the war had been won. His Fredericksburg house has been restored to its original appearance and filled with period antiques.

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