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 About Fredericksburg, Virginia
     

Fredericksburg, VA is known for its rich American history with many Historic Sites. During the Civil War, Fredericksburg had many famous Battles in the City itself and surrounding areas. It was also home to George Washington and his family for many years. Fredericksburg is located along the Rappahannock River and in between Richmond, Va (Confederate Capitol) and Washington, DC (Union Capitol). The famous Civil War battlefields are Fredericksburg (Robert E. Lee’s most 1 sided victory), Spotsylvania (the most intense hand to hand fighting), Wilderness (the first confrontation between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee), and Chancellorsville (Stonewall Jackson wounded by his own troops). If you love history, this is the place to be.

Stop by the Fredericksburg Visitor Center- 706 Caroline St. 22401 (540-373-1776) for all that Fredericksburg has to offer.

Here are just a few famous sites to see in Fredericksburg:

Mary Washington House- George Washington purchased this home in 1772 for his mother to live.

Kenmore Mansion- George Washington’s sister’s home. This served as hospital during the Civil War for Union Troops.

Belmont- Impressionist Painter, Gari Melchers home, filled with many pieces of art and antiques.

James Monroe Museum- 5th President of the United States, Writer of the Monroe Doctrine.

Ferry Farm- George Washington’s boyhood home along the Rappahannock River.

Rising Sun Tavern- George Washington’s brother’s home and then was converted to a tavern in 1792.

Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop- Filled with Colonial Medical Treatments.

National Cemetery- Where >15,000 Union Soldiers are buried. During Memorial Day weekend candles are placed at every grave and can be seen for miles.

Fredericksburg Museum and Fredericksburg Battlefield Museum- recently renovated.

Chatham Manor- Union Army Headquarters and Hospital.

While in Fredericksburg, be sure to take a Trolley ride or Horse Drawn Carriage ride downtown. Visit the many Downtown Antique shops and great restaurants. There are also parks, water parks, Festivals, and Parks and Rec Centers in Stafford, Spotsylvania, and Fredericksburg itself. If you like to run or walk, check out the many races in the area at www.racetimingunlimited.org. Great for all the family to participate.

Also close to Fredericksburg is the National Marine Corps Museum- Open Daily 9-5 with free admission and parking. 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy. 1-877-635-1775.

Contact the Fredericksburg Visitors Center for more information on Fredericksburg at 540-373-1776.