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Mary Washington House

1200 Charles St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3706
+1 540-373-1569
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Good stop in Fredericksburg

The house is where George Washington’s mother Mary spent her final years. The house tour was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
JE01
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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A week ago I took the tour of this house and found the tour guide to be very pleasant and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RJTfernandina
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Fernandina Beach, FL
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In 1772, George Washington purchased a house in Fredericksburg, Virginia for his mother, Mary Ball Washington. She spent her last seventeen years in this comfortable home. The white frame house sites on the corner of Charles and Lewis Streets and was within walking distance of Kenmore, the home of Mary's daughter, Betty Washington Lewis. Tradition has it that, during the Revolution, General Lafayette found Mrs. Washington in her garden. As the President-to-be, George Washington came to this home to receive his mother's blessing before attending his inauguration in 1789.
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1200 Charles St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3706
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The house is where George Washington’s mother Mary spent her final years. The house tour was relatively brief but the young lady who led it was very knowledgeable and the entire staff was pleasant. 45 minutes is enough.

Thank JE01
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A week ago I took the tour of this house and found the tour guide to be very pleasant and knowledgeable. The house was smaller than I would have expected for the last home of our first president, but after learning her personal history on...More

Thank RJTfernandina
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mary Washington was an amazing woman. No wonder George turned out so well! The woodwork in the house is especially intricate and attractive. The grounds are pleasant. Good tour guide and one of the better gift shops

Thank Carol C
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Great tour. The tour guide/interpreters were outstanding and made the experience so much better. Totally worth the price of admission. You can get a discount with the other museums.

Thank James C
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Tour guide was knowledgable and provided excellent experience for our small group.

Thank Regina A
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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Monday afternoon. No other visitors at the time. Guided tour was well done. Some of the furniture is original in that it was owned by Mary. The house, owing to time and ownership changes, is not in the form it would have...More

2  Thank Clarence_Beeks
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

This is one of the many historic sites of Fredericksburg, and a must see. The staff is great - professional and accomodating

Thank Ralph S
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Great house , however the docent talked so fast I hardly understood what she was saying. No doubt she knew her stuff but I think she was so use to saying it that it just can out as one big sentence. I stopped her to...More

Thank exodus
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

We got a complete tour of house and grounds with a witty, knowledgeable docent. Mary was one determined woman, whose choices impacted her famous son in many ways.

Thank Nancy B
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Was glad to have the opportunity to tour George Washington's mother's home - did not even know of this! Period-dressed tour guide was knowledgeable and enjoyable to listen to. Worth the time to tour. I love this area!

2  Thank Mary F
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