Things to Do in Fredericksburg Include History Tours
Put exploring Old Town Fredericksburg on your list of things to do so you don't miss out on the dozens of antique shops and restaurants that dot this historic district. The Country Inn & Suites puts you within reach of a wealth of historic attractions as well, including George Washington's Ferry Farm, the Mary Washington House and Kenmore Plantation. Make a date with your significant other for a romantic riverboat cruise on the Rhappannanok, or plan a family outing at the Riverside Center Dinner Theater. You can also spend a day riding the roller coasters at Kings Dominion, less than 40 miles away.
Check out these popular area attractions:
- Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park (7.5 miles)
Take time to reflect on the Civil War soldiers and civilians who lost their lives in one of the nation's deadliest battlegrounds at this military park, site of four Civil War battlefields. Walk the trails and see the historic statues during your visit.
Phone: +1 (540) 373-6122
- Fredericksburg River Cruises (5 miles)
Cruise the Rappahannock River on a vintage paddlewheel boat with a stop at Ingleside Winery for wine tasting.
Phone: +1 (804) 453-2628
- George Washington's Ferry Farm (5.8 miles)
Browse the colonial and Civil War artifacts in the visitor center before embarking on a self-guided tour of this property, which includes the gardens and the Washington house that overlook the Rappahannock River.
Phone: +1 (540) 370-0732
- James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library (4.5 miles)
This local museum is dedicated to the life and work of James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States. The expansive collection of artifacts belonging to the former president offers a glimpse of his life.
Phone: +1 (540) 654-1043
- Kenmore Plantation (4.3 miles)
Stop here for a tour of this stately Georgian-style mansion owned by George Washington's sister Betty Washington. The property is filled with 18th-century furniture and decorative arts, and a new exhibit offers hands-on activities for children. After the guided tour, you can wander through the gardens.
Phone: +1 (540) 373-3381
- Kings Dominion (37 miles)
Make family memories at this exciting amusement park, home to 13 roller coasters and a 20-acre water park.
Phone: +1 (804) 876-5000
- Mary Washington House (4.2 miles)
The highlight of a tour of this historic property, home to George Washington’s mother, includes a visit through the original kitchen. You can also explore the gardens and stop in the museum store to view a collection of 18th-century decorative arts.
Phone: +1 (540) 373-1569
- National Museum of the Marine Corps (19.7 miles)
Dedicated to U.S. Marines, this 135-acre attraction features interactive exhibits and a collection of artifacts connected to previous U.S.-fought wars, including the Korean and Vietnam conflicts.
Phone: +1 (877) 635-1775
- Old Town Fredericksburg (5 miles)
With more than 40 blocks of specialty shops, antique stores, bookstores and interesting architecture, Old Town Fredericksburg will keep you busy for hours.
Phone: +1 (540) 373-1776
- Riverside Center Dinner Theater & Conference Facility (0.25 miles)
Fun for the whole family or a great place for a date, this facility features a children’s theater and a dinner theater so you can indulge in a great meal and enjoy a live performance.
Phone: +1 (540) 370-4300
- University of Mary Washington (4.5 miles)
During your tour of the beautiful campus of this private liberal arts university, take notice of the stunning neoclassical architecture and historical landmarks throughout the property.
Phone: +1 (540) 654-1000