Visit Historic Mansions and National Parks
Roam the same grounds where George Washington played as a boy at Ferry Farm, tour his sister’s Kenmore Mansion or trace his mother’s life at the Mary Washington House. The Country Inn & Suites, Fredericksburg South puts you near all these attractions plus other fun-filled opportunities like Tangier and Rappahannock Cruises and the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park. You can experience thrilling excitement on the roller coasters of Kings Dominion or take a shopping excursion in downtown Fredericksburg. No matter what you choose, you’re sure to discover why a trip to Fredericksburg is called “the greatest vacation in history.”
History and Culture
- George Washington's Ferry Farm (6.5 miles)
George Washington’s childhood home is filled with 18th-century gardens, an archaeology lab and intriguing spots from Washington family history.
Phone: +1 (540) 370-0732
- James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library (5 miles)
Browse the museum shop or take a guided tour of the five exhibition galleries in this museum devoted to the life and work of the man who was president during the “Era of Good Feelings.”
Phone: +1 (540) 654-1043
- Kenmore Plantation (5 miles)
This gorgeous pre-Revolutionary-War, Georgian-style brick home was built and owned by George Washington’s sister Betty and her affluent husband.
Phone: +1 (540) 373-3381
- Mary Washington House (5 miles)
The final home of Mary Washington, mother of President George Washington, provides the perfect tour for gardeners, history buffs and lovers of architecture. Be sure to stop by the museum store.
Phone: +1 (540) 373-5630
- Old Town Fredericksburg (5 miles)
If you like shopping, history, dining out or touring art galleries, you’ll enjoy this walkable stretch of old-time America filled with original buildings.
Phone: +1 (540) 373-1776
- Central Park Funland (6 miles)
Laser tag, rock climbing, miniature golf and roller coasters are just a few of the attractions that draw families to Central Park Funland. With both indoor and outdoor activities, you can enjoy this fun spot in any weather.
Phone: +1 (540) 785-6700
- Dominion Raceway & Entertainment (9.4 miles)
With a road course, oval track and drag strip, Dominion Raceway is a place to crank up the excitement. Entertainment options include car shows, movies and concerts.
Phone: +1 (703) 361-7223
- Kings Dominion (29 miles)
Whether you prefer the park’s wild side with steep roller coasters or its live entertainment, Kings Dominion offers something you can enjoy.
Phone: +1 (804) 876-5000
- Cannon Ridge Golf Club (12 miles)
Play a round of golf at this par 71 course. Its historic setting in the Virginia countryside makes Cannon Ridge a great place to bring family and clients.
Phone: +1 (540) 371-8001
- Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park (5.8 miles)
This park serves as an enduring testament to the 100,000 people who suffered casualties in four Civil War battles over 18 months. You can drive through or enjoy a walk on the trails.
Phone: +1 (540) 693-3200
- Tangier Cruises (5 miles)
See if you can spot the bald eagles while you listen for the captain to announce the historic sites of the Rappahannock River. When the boat docks at Ingleside, passengers can enjoy a wine tour, an all-you-can-eat buffet and delightful shops.
Phone: +1 (804) 453-2628
Other Points of Interest
- Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center (6.5 miles)
Looking for trade show or wedding space? This 120,000-square-foot facility includes exhibit halls, meeting rooms and ballrooms.
Phone: +1 (540) 548-5555
- University of Mary Washington (4.5 miles)
Watch the Eagles play, meet the faculty or just wander through the beautiful campus of this selective institution named for George Washington’s mother.
Phone: +1 (540) 654-1000