Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County and Stafford County, VA

Fredericksburg, Virginia

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The City of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County have been entertaining travelers for more than three centuries. Today, much as in the past, this historic region of Northern Virginia offers the chance to savor a delightful combination of history, shopping, dining and recreational activities. In Fredericksburg, Stafford and Spotsylvania, you’ll discover exciting chapters in our nation’s history. To stroll the streets and the country lanes is to follow in the footsteps of the patriots who helped found our country. Men like George Washington, James Monroe, and Thomas Jefferson either lived or spent much of their time in Fredericksburg. Visiting Fredericksburg is a step back in time. Here you can experience all the drama of the Civil War, for Fredericksburg and its surrounding area was the scene, not of one major battle in the War Between the States, but four. Here you can water-ski, fish, swim or sail away the hours in an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity rivaled by few other places in Virginia. Throughout the region you can expect to find a variety of comfortable lodgings, fine restaurants and many unique shopping opportunities. In Fredericksburg, past and present come together in perfect harmony to provide for a memorable vacation.
The Virginia Handbook

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The Virginia Handbook

by Blair Howard, Mary Burnham, & W. Burnham Jr. (Hunter Publishing)

The City of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County have been entertaining travelers for more than three centuries. Today, much as in the past, this historic region of Northern Virginia offers the chance to savor a delightful combination of history, shopping, dining and recreational activities. In Fredericksburg, Stafford and Spotsylvania, you’ll discover exciting chapters in our nation’s history. To stroll the streets and the country lanes is to follow in the footsteps of the patriots who helped found our country. Men like George Washington, James Monroe, and Thomas Jefferson either lived or spent much of their time in Fredericksburg. Visiting Fredericksburg is a step back in time. Here you can experience all the drama of the Civil War, for Fredericksburg and its surrounding area was the scene, not of one major battle in the War Between the States, but four.

Here you can water-ski, fish, swim or sail away the hours in an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity rivaled by few other places in Virginia. Throughout the region you can expect to find a variety of comfortable lodgings, fine restaurants and many unique shopping opportunities. In Fredericksburg, past and present come together in perfect harmony to provide for a memorable vacation.

©  Blair Howard, Mary Burnham, & W. Burnham Jr./Hunter Publishing. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Fredericksburg
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Contact information for all sights, accommodations, and dining are provided in the eTrail
Driving Directions: Directions to Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County & Stafford County, VA

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