An amazing combination of rich historic places, combined with modern day sightseeing. Lets explore the fun!
Nov 25, 2019
Situated on the Rappahannock River, Fredericksburg is the childhood home of President George Washington.
Steeped in important American Colonial history, Fredericksburg was a major port in the colonial time, with numerous battles fought during the Civil War.
Things to explore in Fredericksburg
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.
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.
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.
More about Fredericksburg
Lets take a look at some of the modern offerings Fredericksburg has in store!
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.
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.
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.
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
Fredericksburg, VA, Attractions at a Glance
Experience 18th century pub life at the Rising Sun Tavern