Best Things to Do in Fredericksburg, Virginia

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Fredericksburg played a very important role in the American Civil War. Most of its tourist attractions are centered around its history and patriotic causes. It also has a great local vibe, with plenty of charming cafes, breweries, and parks.


Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park

During summer, guided walking tours are offered around the park and battlefields. If you’re visiting during the other seasons, you can take your own walking tour and read the plaques and exhibits while you wander.


George Washington’s Ferry Farm

Ferry Farm is the name of the farm that was once the home of George Washington. It’s where the first president of the United States spent much of his childhood.


Basilico New York Deli

Basilico New York Deli is a deli and market that offers your typical east coast food. From lobster bisque to corned beef sandwiches and NY style pizza, it’s the kind of place where you’ll want to arrive hungrily.

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A. Smith Bowman Distillery

It’s the oldest distillery in Virginia. It was founded in 1934,  the day after Prohibition ended in the United States.


Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop

The old apothecary has been turned into a museum. It displays exhibits and items related to colonial medicine practices and treatments.


Riverside Center for the Performing Arts

Each week they put on evening performances where guests enjoy dinner show-style entertainment.

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