Kenmore Plantation - Real Fredericksburg Haunt
- 1201 Washington Avenue
- Fredericksburg, VA
Built in the 1770s, this historic home is the only surviving building of the Kenmore Plantation. It was owned by the family of Betty Washington Lewis, George Washington’s younger sister. Rumor has it that Betty’s husband, Colonel Fielding Lewis, has haunted the house since his death in the 1780s. Lewis, who is said to have spent many hours in the upstairs bedroom worrying about money, can still be seen in his Revolutionary-era clothing poring over financial documents in the room; he has also been known to turn doorknobs and his footsteps and sometimes be heard as well. The historic plantation house is now kept as a museum and can be toured almost every day.
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We heard footsteps and whispers
I visited Kenmore with two of my friends about 7 years ago. It was very late at night around 2am and there was definitely no one else around. We circled the main house talking anout the history and at one point we all took turns putting our ears up to the front door, we all heard what sounded like small footsteps running around. After that, we proceeded to walk around the plantation some more. At that time, both of my friends were directly in front of me and i heard a voice whisper something behind me. One of my friends (who's more into paranormal things) turned around as well to ask me if i said something but our other friend (who does not believe in ghosts at all) did not turn around at all and he was closer to me. I will say that thia location is definitely haunted and i can't wait to return.Posted 7/30/18
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