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Fredericksburg Introduction

Historic Fredericksburg encompasses hundreds of buildings that date back to the 18th and 19th centuries; this city also played an important strategic role during the Civil War, and visitors can walk in the footsteps of the brave soldiers at a number of storied battlefield sites. You can also head out to a winery, drop into a museum, challenge your handicap with a round of golf, or shop till you drop—this vibrant Virginia city has it all. Annual cultural highlights include a colorful Greek Festival and the prestigious Fredericksburg Festival of the Performing Arts, which brings a stimulating program of high-quality music, drama, and dance to the city.

Hotels in Fredericksburg

Hotels in Fredericksburg are as varied as its attractions, ranging from historic inns to stylish modern establishments. Whether you’re staying for a single night or a longer trip, you’ll soon find a home from home in this friendly city. Book a family room in a popular chain and you can often benefit from free breakfasts, complimentary WiFi, and 24-hour leisure facilities, or cozy up in a quaint guest house with bags of authentic charm. Fredericksburg hotels tend to fill up quickly, especially during the summer vacations and the period between Thanksgiving and New Year, so early booking is essential to ensure the best rates and availability.

Where to stay

Hotels in Fredericksburg are fairly evenly spread throughout the city, so it’s easy to find your ideal location. Stay in downtown to enjoy pleasant strolls through the historic district and get the chance to check out the local restaurant scene. The Kenmore Inn is a favorite landmark on the banks of the Rappahannock River in the heart of the old town. Alternatively, stay west of downtown and be close to the popular Spotsylvania Towne Centre shopping mall. If you're on a budget, head south on U.S. Route 1 to find a wide selection of cheap Fredericksburg hotels around the junction with Interstate 95.

Things to see

Get a feel for Fredericksburg’s rich heritage on one of the city’s many walking tours. Admire the architecture of historic downtown, dare to join an evening ghost tour, or visit the Civil War battlefields at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, where exhibitions and videos chronicle the revolutionary events. Don’t miss George Washington’s boyhood home at Ferry Farm, where the gardens showcase 18th-century plants. The Mary Washington House, purchased by the President for his mother, is now a museum. For some more modern-day culture, enjoy gourmet cuisine and classic Broadway musicals at the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts, or turn the clock back again with a horse-drawn carriage ride round the old town. The Children’s Museum of Fredericksburg, meanwhile, provides hard hats for an expedition into reproduction limestone caves and an archaeological dig at the Dino Dig Pit.

How to get to Fredericksburg

Equidistant from Fredericksburg are the international airports of Richmond and Washington Dulles, both under 70 miles away. Hire a car for the journey and benefit from your own wheels when you arrive. U.S. Route 1 is the main north-south axis through downtown and Interstate 95 skirts west of the city. Fredericksburg is also a stop on Amtrak’s Northeast Regional and Carolinian/Piedmont routes, while the Virginia Railway Express offers a convenient connection to Union Station in Washington D.C. Fredericksburg Regional Transit (FRED) operates a network of public buses that facilitate travel in Fredericksburg downtown and the surrounding areas.

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