Take a Historic Walking Tour of Old Town

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Fredericksburg’s National Historic District spans 40 blocks and is a popular spot for tourists and locals. Known as Old Town Fredericksburg, this historic district has over 350 buildings that were constructed in the 18th and early 19th centuries. The area is also home to shops, galleries, and restaurants. You can... [read more]

Broaden Your Horizons with Area Museums

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Visit some of the best museums in and around Fredericksburg so you can broaden your horizons without getting too far away from your television set. Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center You can get a heavy dose of culture at the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center. Your cultural experience will start... [read more]

Visit a True Apothecary

Old pharmacy apothecary
It’s hard to not have an interest in the nation’s history when you live in Fredericksburg. You come across one historic site after the next no matter the direction you turn. The Hugh Mercer Apothecary is one of the most interesting sites in the region. When you visit this location,... [read more]

“American Pickers” Plans to Come to Virginia!

Antiques Sign
Do you love antiques and television shows? If so, your two loves are about to come together in Virginia this month! The show “American Pickers” is hitting the road to film episodes throughout the state in May. Thus far, the show’s staff hasn’t announced where they will go in Virginia. However,... [read more]

Discover Fun Fredericksburg Facts

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Fredericksburg, Virginia, just 47 miles from Washington, D.C, is home to many major commercial centers. It was first founded in 1728 and was eventually Incorporated in 1781. Fredericksburg has a long and fascinating history, and some may know a few facts about the city. However, there are a few fun... [read more]

The Marine Corps Historic Half 2017

The Marine Corps Historic Half 2017 The Marine Corps Historic Half is a major event that takes place in Fredericksburg each year. This year, it takes place on May 21st. The event is organized by the Marine Corps and thus well-organized. It includes packet pickup and Healthy Lifestyle Expo on May... [read more]

Historical Places to Visit in Fredericksburg

Civil War Leather Gloves
You might be out of school, but that doesn’t mean the history lessons have to stop. You can keep on learning by visiting some historical places in Fredericksburg. Unlike school where you had to sit through the day, these historical places will allow you to get out and explore. That... [read more]

Top Spots for Family Fun Activities in Fredericksburg

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As a parent, you have two main tasks. First, you need to make sure your kids grow up to be good people. Just in case that wasn’t hard enough, you also have to keep them entertained along the way. Make your second job easier by going to one of these... [read more]

Celebrate Earth Day on the Rappahannock

Earth Day
For the past 13 years, the Friends of Fredericksburg Parks and Recreation have hosted Earth Day celebrations. The mission of Fredericksburg Earth Day is to offer a fun-filled and engaging family-friendly event dedicated to environmental awareness and stewardship. The 14th Annual Earth Day Festival will be held at Old Mill... [read more]

Enjoy a Cup of Coffee at a Local Coffee Shop

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There’s something that makes coffee taste better when you pick it up at a coffee shop. Maybe it’s the quality of the coffee beans, or maybe it is the atmosphere. Whatever it is, you would much rather pick up your coffee at a shop than brew it at home. Get... [read more]