Area History

Historic Town Hall

The Fredericksburg Area Museum, housed in the 1816 Town Hall/Market House, is open Thursday -...

(540) 371-3037 x135
907 Princess Anne St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Join us for a relaxing, informative carriage tour as we explore the heart of "America’s...

(540) 371-0094
706 Caroline St.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
View of the front of the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop

This restored building portrays the colonial medical practice of Washington family friend, Dr. Hugh Mercer. ...

(540) 373-3362
1020 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Front view of the Mary Washington House

Description
George Washington bought this frame dwelling for his mother in 1772.  Mary moved...

(540) 373-1569
1200 Charles Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Facade of the Rising Sun Tavern

Built by George Washington’s youngest brother Charles around 1760 as his home, this frame building...

(540) 371-1494
1304 Caroline St.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

One of the most historic airports in the nation featuring vintage planes, Civil War history...

(540) 373-4431
3380 Shannon Airport Circle
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Spotsylvania County Museum Entrance

The Museum relates County history from 1722 with its collection of artifacts and exhibits beginning...

(540) 507-7278
9019 Old Battlefield Blvd 1st Floor
Spotsylvania, VA 22553
Three artillery batteries are preserved on this site.  Two replica 2 inch ordnance rifles are displayed.

By January 1863, the Army of the Potomac was demoralized and defeated.  After losing the...

(540) 658-4871
400 Mount Hope Church Road
Stafford, VA 22554