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Mary Washington House, Fredericksburg

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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In 1772, George Washington purchased a house from Michael Robinson in Fredericksburg, Virginia for his mother. Mary Ball Washington spent her last seventeen years in this comfortable home. The white frame house sits on the corner of Charles and Lewis Streets and was in walking distance to Kenmore, home of Mary's daughter Betty Fielding Lewis.
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  • Wonderful history from a very interesting & informative tour guide. If you have time, stop in here! See where Washington slept when he visited his mother 
    Wonderful history from a very interesting & informative tour guide. If you have time, stop in here! See where Washington slept when he visited his mother  more »
  • You could say this was "the house that George built". When his mother was finally ready to leave his boyhood home - Ferry Farm - George built this house for his mother. It was so interesting to... 
    You could say this was "the house that George built". When his mother was finally ready to leave his boyhood home - Ferry Farm - George built this house for his mother. It was so interesting to...  more »
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  • This is the house that George Washington bought for his mother Mary and she only lived in the middle section of this house. She would be closer to her doctor and daughter that lived at nearby historic Kenmore. George stopped by here on his way to his inauguration in New York City for his mother's blessing. The Marquis de Lafayette also visited Mary because he wanted to see the mother of his friend George Washington. Mary Washington University here is also named after her. No pictures were allowed inside. The lady that gave us a tour is very knowledgeable and so passionate about her job that my wife and her were in tears.
  • Absolutely loved touring and spending time in the garden here! The tour and porch front biography were engaging. I practically felt like I was with George visiting his mom. It was exciting to hear perspectives on Mary’s life. I feel like I understand George’s life in a new way. If you enjoy quaint historical spots, this is gold!!

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