Kenmore Plantation & Gardens is at 1201 Washington Ave. Kenmore was the home of Col. Fielding Lewis and his wife, Betty Washington Lewis, sister of George Washington. Built in 1775, this Colonial home is an example of a Georgian manor house. The building was used as a hospital during the Civil War. The house is noted for the elaborate, decorative plasterwork on its ceilings and over its fireplaces.
The Bissell Gallery features an exhibit about the lives of Fielding and Betty Lewis as well as a diorama of Fredericksburg in the late 1700s. There also is an interactive portion of the exhibit for children. The grounds include a wilderness walking trail.
Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.