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Mary Washington House

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“his mother”(16 reviews)
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“quick tour”(4 reviews)
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...more
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1200 Charles St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3706
+1 540-373-1569
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All reviews his mother tour guide quick tour washington family a small gift shop washington's life small group lovely home president of the united states historical visit the kitchen period costume quick visit nice visit the young lady american history great tour
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

We stopped in for a quick tour of Mary's home, and learned how she came to live and die there. The tour guide was very informative and passionate about the history. This is a quick visit, and well worth the time.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CajunWineaux
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Our visit lasted about 2 hours, we were given an introductory talk by a lovely guide in full period costume, followed by a house tour. The guide was informative and brought the history of G Washington's mother to life

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank birminghamcorbiere
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Ethan, the tour guide, was very professional. He was also very informative on the history of Mary Washington and the home. Amazing to learn that George Washington slept upstairs whenever he visited his mother and he visited her at the home for his blessing on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Vcals830
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Your guide will provide details and a timeline of Mary Washington's life. Depending on your hostess will determine how rapidly the delivery. The house is being preserved, and is on the actual site, but over time there have been additions that make the house much...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the house. Growing up in Fredericksburg, I visited the house a few times, but sharing it with my husband and daughter was a great experience. We all learned something, and had a great experience. I especially enjoyed learning that...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Leslie S
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

If you like history this home is a must do. Mary Washington house is a guided tour thru the original home. You learn many historical facts of the Washington family. The entry is $7 per person. Children under 3 free. No pictures are allowed insinde...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jenndroV
Reviewed 10 June 2018

The house is not particularly impressive, in fact it's rather ordinary, but the story of Mary Washington is quite interesting. She was an admirable and strong-willed lady who didn't consent to move to town until a flood and flu epidemic made it difficult for her...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Celia G
Reviewed 5 June 2018

If I remember correctly you can walk freely on a self guided tour but we had a tour guide and I highly recommend it. Very informative and interesting information.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank tomos35
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We were excited to see and tour the 3 places but found it being costly $7 per person for each one. Sending the day in DC and touring around without spending an dime was hard to put $126 for all of us to enjoy the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank hbarrett2018
Mary_Washington_Hous, Front Office Manager at Mary Washington House, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

We are always looking for ways to improve. Please call our office at 540-373-5630 to discuss your experience. Thank you, Washington Heritage Museums

Reviewed 28 May 2018

This is a historical building of importance to american history but the living history presentation lacked sparkle and worked to a script delivered as a monotone monologue. The building is well presented and the staff are friendly.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank geoffmason
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