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Historic Kenmore

1201 Washington Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA 22401, USA  | More on: Fredericksburg »

December 1862 unfolded in a deadly drama around Kenmore. Federal forces crossed the Rappahannock River on their march to Richmond, but found the road blocked by a well-fortified Confederate army. The Army of Northern Virginia, under General Robert E. Lee, repulsed General Ambrose Burnside's Army of the Potomac in battle on December 13. There were nearly 18,000 casualties that day--half within sight of Kenmore.


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From Interstate 95, take Exit 130 heading East on Route 3. After about 1 mile, you will drive down a long hill. At the bottom of the hill, move to the left lane as you pass under a highway bridge (Route 1). Turn left on Route 3 Business (William St.). Follow William St. through 3 traffic lights. After you pass through the third light, look for the brick-walled cemetery on your left. At the end of the cemetery, turn left onto Washington Avenue. Two blocks later, Washington becomes a divided street, so you will have to make a short jog to the right on Lewis St. then left back onto Washington. Kenmore is on your right.

Visitor Services

Restrooms, museum, limited handicapped access.

Regular Events

See web site for event schedule.

Available Interpretation

Signs and guided tours

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Admission Fee

Adults $10.00, students $5.00, children (6 and under) free


(March-October) Daily: 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.; (November-December) Daily: 10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.



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