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Posted: July 6, 2016

Updated: May 11, 2018


There are more and more ways to get a guided tour of the Fredericksburg region while also getting fresh air, exercise and other benefits. Here are some of our favorite ways to see the area’s historic sites, scenic streets and natural beauty.


On wheels

Olde Towne Carriage Tours

The clip-clop of a horse’s hooves is the perfect soundtrack to listen to as you hear the stories behind Fredericksburg’s most historic buildings. Carriage tours leave several times a day from Caroline Street in front of the Fredericksburg Visitor Center. Tours last 45 minutes and cost $18 per person. Olde Towne Carriage also offers Historic Adult Only tours and private tours. Find details and booking information here.  

Olde Skool Tours

A pedal bike offers a truly unique way to enjoy touring Historic Downtown Fredericksburg. Historic Tours leave from the Visitor Center. Historical Tours can be purchased at the Fredericksburg Visitor Center the day of. Coffee and Pub Crawl tours offered, too. For times and descriptions, click here.

Trolley Tours of Fredericksburg 

A 75-minute tour to learn about interesting people that have lived here, the monuments, and the history of Fredericksburg, VA. Tours can be purchased at the Visitor Center the day and can be purchased in advance here.



On Foot

Fredericksburg Hauntings

Fredericksburg has been called one of the most haunted cities in America, and these tours will take you to the places where spirits have been said to lurk. Along the way, you’ll learn about the city’s history and see some of its finest architecture.

Tours led by costumed guides start at the Fredericksburg Visitor Center Parking lot and cost $12 per person (free for children under 7). 2018 tour season begins on May 25th.

Find more details and information on booking here.

History at Sunset

The Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park offers these tours every Friday at 7 p.m. through the summer. The tours focus on areas rarely visited or stories rarely told.

Find the schedule for these 90-minute tours here.

Hallowed Ground Tours

Veteran tour guide Scott Walker leads his Bricks and Boards in the Burg tours every Saturday at 10 a.m., April through October. Tours cost $7 per person and start in Market Square in Downtown Fredericksburg, accessible from the corner of Princess Anne and William streets. Over the course of this easy 8-block stroll, Walker educates participants on the history and architecture of Fredericksburg's nationally recognized Historic District.

Flavors of Fredericksburg Food Tours

Explore the growing culinary scene in Fredericksburg with a food tour. A Food Tour, Garnished with History. Walk through historic downtown, sample some great food & visit historical highlights. Book your tour here.

Fredericksburg Tours

A walking tour that tells the story of the Civil War battle and the history of Fredericksburg. Tours are offered on select dates, are around 2 miles and take approximately 2 hours. For available dates and to book a tour, click here.

Virginia Outdoor Center Bike Rental

Want to discover downtown at your own pace? Rent a bike for a day and explore the trail system, fascinating history and delicious food. For details, look here.

Potomac Creek

Kayaking Stafford County's Potomac Creek

On the water

For those looking to explore the region’s waterways, there are many options. The Virginia Outdoor Center offers a series of paddling and climbing classes to get you comfortable taking your travels to the next level. Find their schedule here. VOC also provides guided trips and river rentals.

Downtown’s River Rock Outfitter has classes in all kinds of outdoors disciplines, but explorers will definitely want to check out the kayaking classes shown here.

Lake Anna State Park offers programs that are held Wednesday through Sunday from Memorial Day to Labor Day and on various weekends the rest of the year. Programs include canoe tours, panning for gold, gold mine tours, children in nature, geo-caching and more. Check out the listings here

Date Updated: 
May 11, 2018