Richmond, Fredericksburg and the Northern Neck Sights

Mary Washington House

  • 1200 Charles St. Map It
  • Historic District
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 10/13/2013

Fodor's Review

George purchased a three-room cottage for his mother in 1772 for £225, renovated it, and more than doubled its size with additions. She spent the last 17 years of her life here, tending the garden where her original boxwoods still flourish today, and where many a bride and groom now exchange their vows. The home has been a museum since 1930. Inside, displays include Mrs. Washington's "best dressing glass," a silver-over-tin mirror in a Chippendale frame; her teapot; Washington family dinnerware; and period furniture. The kitchen, in a rather lopsided wooden house in the pretty gardens, and its spit are original. Tours begin on the back porch with a history of the house.

Sight Information


1200 Charles St., Fredericksburg, Virginia, 22401, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $5
  • Mar.–Oct., Mon.–Sat. 11–5, Sun. 11–4; Nov.–Feb., Mon.–Sat. 11–4, Sun. noon–4

Published 10/13/2013


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