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Mary Washington House

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Address: 1200 Charles St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3706
Phone Number: (540) 373-5630
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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In 1772, George Washington purchased a house in Fredericksburg, Virginia...

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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Beautiful old home and history

This was a beautiful tour, very informative about its history and your guide is in traditional dress. Highly recommend.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 November 2016
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This was a beautiful tour, very informative about its history and your guide is in traditional dress. Highly recommend.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Amazing historical site of a strong woman! Knowledgeable tour guide. Everyone on the site was friendly.

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Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Informed guides give you a great tour of the modest house GW's mother lived the last years of her life in. Charming, if small garden.

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Vienna, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Where else can you get a 45 minute historic tour and narration for $5? The staff, dressed in period costume, are very knowledgeable and engaging, telling stories of Mary Washington and her famous son George Washington. The house is beautiful and fully furnished on two floors. You can see a real place where George Washington slept! If you have ridden... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Visit the early times of our country through the surroundings of Mary Washington, mother of George Washington, in her final home she lived in. Listen as the two guides tell you what an amazing and strong woman Mary was; she was progressive for her time.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This is a tour of the home George Washington bought for his aging mother as he worried about her living in the country and wanted her in town close to her daughter (his sister). The tour guide is dressed in period costume and his narration shows that even George Washington had the same worries as we do today about our... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Brief tour in historical house of the mother of George Washington. Informed guide and the usual stuff...

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent tour guide, very interactive. The house has been open to visitors for over 100 years. Some original furnishings including a teapot that Mary used. Worth the time

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

The place is historic in itself but to experience the tour is even better. The staff was dressed in colonial period. The place was not that big and it took me 10-15 min at most to complete the tour. However, it was a memorable experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Cheap tour for 4 people, $11 in total ( if I'm correct don't rely on my given price) tour was quick presentation then explored on our own, took about 15 minutes in all. 4 stars because there could of been more preserved buildings, mostly modern day buildings surrounding it and one historical house.

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