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Fascinating Things to do in Fredericksburg, VA

An amazing combination of rich historic places, combined with modern day sightseeing. Lets explore the fun!
Chaitrali Datar Nov 25, 2019

Fredericksburg, Virginia

Situated on the Rappahannock River, Fredericksburg is the childhood home of President George Washington.

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Historical Importance

Steeped in important American Colonial history, Fredericksburg was a major port in the colonial time, with numerous battles fought during the Civil War.

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Things to explore in Fredericksburg

Trolley Ride

Want to get acquainted with every nook and corner of Fredericksburg? Hop on to the 75 min long trolley ride. The main spots include, Mary Washington's Home, James Monroe Museum, Kenmore Plantation.

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Ferry farm

George Washington lived in Ferry Farm till the age of 20. The site of this house was located only in the year 2008. Begin your journey from the Visitor's Center, through the gardens and the rest of the grounds.

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Ferry Farm

After the Visitor's center there is a guided tour of the Washington House replica overlooking the Rappahannock river.

Fredericksburg Area Museum

The museum has a rich collection ranging from ten thousand years of history, right from native Americans to 18th century life and the American Civil War.

Fredericksburg Military Park

This National Park serves as a memorial to four major battles fought in Fredericksburg history. It also includes 3 major buildings, Chatham Manor, Ell wood Manor, Salem Church.

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More about Fredericksburg

Lets take a look at some of the modern offerings Fredericksburg has in store!

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A Fun place for events

Fredericksburg is known for different events and activities all the year round. They typically include car shows, garden tours, music shows, food and wine events. Check for the upcoming events on www.visitfred.com/events.

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Game for Some Thrills and Chills?

Departing from Octagon Museum, this haunted tour proceeds from Lafayette Park from the White House with a licensed professional guide.

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Alum Spring Park

Want to experience some tranquility among the green environs? Visit the Alum Spring Park. It is perfect for a one-day picnic, with playgrounds, walking paths and a hiking trail.

A Smith Bowman Distillery

Built on a farm, the Bowman Distillery is a must visit in Virginia. It offers free tours departing every Monday. Virginia has some of the most exquisite distilleries along with other beverages.

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Must Visit Eateries in Fredericksburg

  • Enjoy a classic shake and sandwich at Goolrick's Pharmacy.
  • The Red Dragon Brewery for the best Beer in town.
  • 6 Bears & A Goat Brewing Company for Scotch and Wine tasting.

Accommodation in Fredericksburg

  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Wingate by Wyndham
  • Red Roof Inn
  • Candle wood Suites
  • Hampton Inn

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Fredericksburg, VA, Attractions at a Glance

  • Experience 18th century pub life at the Rising Sun Tavern
  • Caroline Street Downtown shopping
  • Spotsylvania Military Park
  • Thursday Karaoke 909 Salon