28 Fun Things to Do in Fredericksburg, Virginia Story

By Katey Ruth

Introduction

28 Fun Things to Do in Fredericksburg, Virginia Story

There are so many fun things to do in Fredericksburg, Virginia! It is a well-preserved...

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Taste the bourbon at A. Smith Bowman Distillery

A. Smith Bowman Distillery in Fredericksburg is Virginia's oldest distillery and is located just outside...

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Burn off steam at Central Park Fun Land

Is your family ready for a day of excitement and activities? If so, Central Park...

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View precious documents at ​​the Central Rappahannock Heritage Center

The Heritage Center is a non-profit archive that made an effort to preserve the grassroots...

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Survey the battlefields at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park

The Battle of Fredericksburg signaled a significant loss for the Union Army. The bloody battles...

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Admire the restoration at Chatham Manor

Imagine this Georgian Manor, once used as the headquarters and hospital for the Union Army...

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Learn about the community at Fredericksburg Area Museum

Built in 1816, the Fredericksburg Area Museum is housed in the historic Town Hall/Market house...

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Look over the Fredericksburg Battlefield

The Battle of Fredericksburg is considered the deadliest battle of the Civil War. The battle...

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Remember the fallen at Fredericksburg National Cemetery

This final resting place for over 15,000 Union soldiers was established in 1865 for the...

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Stare at the paintings at Gari Melchers Home and Studio

Gari Melchers was one of the leading portrait and American Impressionist artists of his time...

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Walk the grounds at George Washington's Ferry Farm

At only six years old, George Washington and his family moved to the Stafford County...

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Stroll through historic Kenmore Plantation & Gardens

The historic Kenmore Plantation was built in the 1779s for George Washington's sister, Betty, by...

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Visit the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library

Founding Father and fifth President of the United States, James Monroe, once held a law...

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Learn about 18th-century cures at Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop

An escapee of the Battle of Culloden in Scotland, Hugh Mercer, was a friend of...

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Look in the mirror at Mary Washington House

George Washington purchased this house for his mother, Mary, in 1772 for 275 pounds. Located...

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Take the best tour at The Rising Sun Tavern Museum

This activity in Fredericksburg, VA, is another Washington Heritage Museum building. Originally built by Charles...

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Appreciate art at the University of Mary Washington Galleries

Founded in 1908, the University of Mary Washington is a public university in Fredericksburg, VA...

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Take yourself back in time at Old Town

Are you the type that enjoys a lively downtown area full of art galleries, a...

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Admire vintage airplanes at Shannon Air Museum

Any aviation fans in the family? This all-ages Museum is the perfect thing to do...

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Drink a beer at 6 Bears & a Goat Brewing Co.

After a long day of historical tours, relax and try a brew at 6 Bears...

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Head to the lake at Motts Run Reservoir Recreation Area

Suppose you're looking for a break from your busy itinerary and want a breath of...

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Get lost at the Belvedere Plantation Maize Maze

This working farm is more than 260 years old and boasts more than 600 acres...

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Take a sip at Goolrick's Pharmacy

What does the oldest soda fountain in Virginia and a Pharmacy have in common? You'll...

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Play around at Old Mill Park

Family-friendly is what Old Mill Park is all about. This park offers covered tables, a...

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Memorialize the heroes at Kirkland Monument

In the middle of the night at the Battle of Fredericksburg, young Confederate soldier Richard...

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Get soaked with Virginia Outdoor Center

After you've learned about the historical importance of the Rappahannock River, have a little fun...

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Wander through the LibertyTown Arts Workshop

This former Fredericksburg Hardware store is now a 13,000-square-foot gallery on two floors, hosting over...

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Watch a show and grab a meal at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts

When have you ever had the chance to have a three-course meal and a theater...

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Ride around in the Trolley Tours of Fredericksburg, VA

Are you looking for a quick tour of all the things to do in Fredericksburg...

Conclusion

In Summary

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