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Mary Washington House

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. Tradition has it that, during the Revolution, General Lafayette found Mrs. Washington in her garden attending her favorite hobby. The President-to-be came to this home to receive his mother's blessing before attending his inauguration in 1789. In 1891, the APVA acquired the house and saved it from certain destruction. The house underwent a restoration and was opened to the public. A mirror, Mrs. Washington called her "best dressing glass" and other possessions are on view in the house. Her sundial still tracks the time of day in the garden. Open daily except some holidays. Adults $7, children/youth $3. 6 and under free.

Washington Heritage Museums offers a discounted “Heritage Pass” which is good for admission to Hugh Mercer Apothecary, Mary Washington House, and Rising Sun Tavern for one month. The pricing for that is: Adults: $15.00, Children 6-18: $7.00

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