Explore Civil War History with Nearby Attractions
Explore Old Town Fredericksburg, a historic district dotted with dozens of antique shops and restaurants. The Country Inn & Suites, Fredericksburg, VA puts you within reach of a wealth of historic attractions, including George Washington's Ferry Farm, the Mary Washington House and Kenmore Plantation. Make a date for a romantic riverboat cruise on the Rappahannock, 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.
History and Museums
- Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park (7.5 miles)
Take time to reflect on the Civil War soldiers and civilians who lost their lives at one of the nation's deadliest battlegrounds. Walk the trails and see the historic statues during your visit to this military park, site of four Civil War battlefields.
Phone: +1 (540) 373-6122
- 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. Explore the period gardens and the site of Washington’s boyhood home, which overlooked 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)
Tour this stately Georgian-style mansion owned by George Washington's sister Betty. The property is filled with 18th-century furniture and decorative arts. After the guided tour, you can wander through the gardens. Check the calendar for special events, including kids’ activities.
Phone: +1 (540) 373-3381
- Mary Washington House (4.2 miles)
The highlight of a tour of this historic property, home to George Washington’s mother, is a visit to 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
Arts and Leisure
- Fredericksburg River Cruises (5 miles)
Cruise the Rappahannock River on a vintage paddlewheel boat with a stop at Ingleside Vineyards for wine tasting.
Phone: +1 (804) 453-2628
- Kings Dominion (37 miles)
Make family memories at this exciting amusement park, home to 12 roller coasters and a 20-acre water park.
Phone: +1 (804) 876-5000
- 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 for the Performing Arts (0.3 miles)
Fun for the whole family or a great place for a date, this performing arts center 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