Kenmore Plantation

  • The only buildings to survive from this originally 1300 acre plantation are the main building and a store near the river
  • The Lewises, their four children, and 80 slaves lived on this plantation
  • The plantation got its name from the Gordon family, who bought the plantation in 1819, after the family’s ancestral home in Scotland (“Kenmuir”)
  • Major exhibits/features of Kenmore include a diorama of the entire city of Fredericksburg, an extensive family tree, and plasterwork ceilings dating back to the colonial period

Fun Fact: A cannonball is lodged in one wall of the mansion’s brick exterior.

Last Updated:
May 13, 2020