Fredericksburg, VA is an ideal destination for a family vacation and visitors looking to learn more about the early history of the United States. As the major site of several Civil War battles and the childhood home of George Washington, the city offers historical landmarks, museums and exhibits from many periods of American history.
Fredericksburg, VA's most popular attractions include:
The Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park is a must-see attraction for those interested in learning more about the Civil War. The park features two large battlefields, each of which has its own visitor center, where you can learn more about the area before you venture out on one of the various driving tours or walking trails.
George Washington's Ferry Farm is another excellent site to explore. The boyhood home of George Washington features a visitor center with Colonial and Civil War artifacts on display, as well as 80 acres of gardens, hiking trails and bird watching spots.
The Kenmore Plantation and Gardens was once the home of George Washington's sister, Betty Washington Lewis. Today it serves as a beautiful museum highlighting the art and architecture of the pre-Revolutionary War era. The detailed, decorative plaster ceiling is not to be missed.
The Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop and the Rising Sun Tavern are the most popular highlights of Old Town. Your visit would not be complete without a walk through the charming historic area.
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