Top 10 Things To Do
Walk in the footsteps of Civil War generals.
Because of its strategic position halfway between the capitals of the Union and Confederacy, you’ll find plenty of Civil War sites in Fredericksburg. From Civil War battlefields to the Sunken Road, Civil War history echoes throughout the area.
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Visit the homeplace of George Washington and his family.
If a cherry tree was chopped, it might have been right here at George Washington’s boyhood home at Ferry Farm. Today you can tour the 80-acre grounds where the Washington home once stood, visit an 18th century garden and view colonial and Civil War artifacts found on the property.
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Tee off at Top-Rated Courses.
The gentle rolling hills of the area provide the perfect outing for golfers of all skill levels. Top-rated golf courses in Fredericksburg include the challenging P.B. Dye-designed Gauntlet Golf Club, recently restored Augustine Golf Club, Lee’s Hill Golfer’s Club, scenic Meadows Farm Golf Course and demanding Cameron Hills Golf Links.
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Shop ’til you drop.
Whether you do your hunting at Old Town Fredericksburg’s specialty boutiques, antiques, museum shops and art galleries, or explore local farm markets and national retailers throughout the area, shopping in the Fredericksburg area is a must.
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Uncork a vintage at an area winery.
Find something new to savor at wine tastings and vineyard tours throughout the Fredericksburg area. Local favorites include Hartwood Winery, Lake Anna Winery, Potomac Point Winery and Mattaponi Winery, each offering quality wines, special events and a unique experience.
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Enjoy the wild outdoors.
Outdoor activities at parks and waterways around Fredericksburg are calling your name. Boat, swim, hike and picnic at popular Lake Anna State Park, fish the Rappahannock and Rapidan Rivers, go rock climbing at Virginia Outdoor Center. Nature walks and horseback riding, kayaking and biking – this is your playground.
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Dinner and a show.
Live professional theater featuring classic Broadway musicals? Absolutely, served right up with dinner at your private, candlelit table. Entertainment in Fredericksburg is top-notch at the Riverside Center Dinner Theater.
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Get spooked in the nation’s most haunted city.
The site of so much history and so many souls lost in battle, the haunted streets of Fredericksburg may be home to more ghosts per capita than any other city in America. Help us prove it on a seasonal Ghost Tour to hear tales of ghostly apparitions and possibly encounter one yourself.
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Have fun with the kids.
Children’s activities in Fredericksburg range from hands-on exhibits at history attractions to art classes and fun in the gardens. Performances at Children’s Theater at Riverside Center are kid approved and Alpaca Fun For Children tops the list of kid-friendly farm adventures.
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Take in an annual event.
Every season has its reason to celebrate. Annual events in Fredericksburg commemorate historic events, raise a glass to the year’s vintage, celebrate fine cuisine, honor the arts, music, culture and more.
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