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Mary Washington House

1200 Charles St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
+1 540-373-5630
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Visited on a Monday afternoon. No other visitors at the time. Guided tour was well done. Some of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
United States
via mobile
Lovely home

This is one of the many historic sites of Fredericksburg, and a must see. The staff is great... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
Ralph S
Newport Beach, California
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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
+1 540-373-5630

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Clarence_Beeks
Reviewed 17 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
Reviewed 6 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
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
Reviewed 9 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!

1  Thank Mary F
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

The tour guides give you a lot of information about Mary Washington and her life. The give you a short tour of the downstairs, then you can walk upstairs And look at the two rooms. Then walk the back garden and kitchen. Well worth it.

1  Thank stcyfol
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Stop by this historic spot. This is where the mother of the US lived and prayed nearby. It should be part of your tour of Fredericksburg a long with the battlefields.

Thank richlee1975
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is where Mary Washington lived after George sold Ferry Farm, the family home, it was one room and the kitchen outside, The docent was very knowledgeable.

1  Thank Susan B
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Really worth seeing! Michelle is an excellent tour guide and knows all about this beautiful piece of history. Nemo the cat next door may help you on your tour while you are outside. The kids will enjoy each of the museums operated by Washington Heritage...More

1  Thank foodpig
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We enjoyed visiting the Mary Washington House. It was so fascinating to go back in history to see how they lived in the 18th century. By contrast, it's a reminder of how easy we have it. Mary had to go out of her main house...More

2  Thank Rhonda D
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