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Downtown Fredericksburg.  Not a cookie cutter city.  Fredericksburg has many independent shops for your shopping pleasure.  You won’t find chains except in our jewelry shops and antique shops.  Bring back a unique item to commemorate your visit.

The Rising Sun Tavern - Fredericksburg, Virginia 
The Rising Sun Tavern
Fredericksburg, Virginia Rising Sun Tavern. Built around 1760 by George Washington’s brother, Charles.  Sold to George Frasier in 1792 who operated the building as a Proper Tavern.  George Frasier’s ghost is said to haunt the building to this day.

Trolley Tours of Fredericksburg
More than an hour of history provided by highly trained guides.  See the special sites in Fredericksburg and decide what you’d like to return for a closer look.

Fredericksburg Carriage Tours
A lot of history presented in a 1 hour carriage tour.  Roll slowly through the streets of Fredericksburg and see where Mary Washington lived along with her daughter Betty, who married Fielding Lewis.  See where Lincoln stood in 1862 and delivered a speech.  Or stop by the James Monroe Museum and learn about our 5th President.

Visit this Georgian-style mansion built in the 18th century.  The home served as a Union headquarters during the Battle of Fredericksburg.  Clara Barton and Walt Whitman treated wounded soldiers during the Civil War.  The view across the Rappahannock River is famous in pictures and paintings.

Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont
This beautiful 1920s home where Gari Melchers lived with his wife.  Melchers was an American impressionst painter.  His studio is located on the grounds and houses many beautiful paintings.  The home is furnished with the Melcher's belongings.  Tour the house and studio.

George Washington's Ferry Farm
George Washington grew up on Ferry Farm from 1738-1752.  The site is where the story of the cherry tree originated.  This is where the story of George throwing a silver dollar was thrown across the Rappahannock River.  Archaeologists recently recovered the remains of the Washington's house.

James Monroe Museum
James Monroe (5th U.S. President) began his law career.  The Museum and Memorial Library contains a collection of the personal possessions, furnishings, and papers of Monroe and his wife Elizabeth. Many of the pieces were purchased while Monroe served as emissary to France and were later used in the Monroe White House.

Kenmore was the home of Fielding Lewis and his wife Betty, sister of George Washington.  The home is famous for its ornate plasterwork ceilings that was done by the same man who did the plaster work at Mr. Vernon.  The house has recently undergone a major restoration.

Mary Washington House
George Washington purchased this home in 1772 for his mother Mary Ball Washington.  Mary lived in the home for 17 years, where she died at age 82 of breast cancer.   The home is within walking distance of Kenmore, where her daughter, Betty lived with her husband, Fielding Lewis.


Bistro Bethem
309 William Street.  540-371-9999

An easy walk to this eclectic restaurant.  Many specials are offered throughout the week.  Food is excellent with a large wine selection.  Owners, Aby and Blake Bethem make your dining experience memorable.

Eileen's Cafe and Bakery
1115 Caroline Street  540-372-4030

          Wonderful fresh sandwiches, soups, seasonal salads, and fresh baked goods.  Prepared sandwiches or build your
          own.  The most amazing deserts by the slice and whole cakes.  Just the best breads and deserts.

Poppy Hill Tuscan Kitchen

1000 Charles Street.  540-373-2035

Named by Bon Appétit & Gourmet magazine's as one of the top 10 farm-to-table restaurants in the United States for our dedication to sourcing many of our ingredients with local farmers.

Kybecca Wine Bar
400 William Street.  540-373-3338

Hand-crafted food, farm to table produce, small-production wines.  Excellent wine selections.

Old Towne Grill and Café
722 Caroline Street.  540-899-9199

Great lunches.  Wide selection of salads (homemade dressing), sandwiches, homemade chips.  Serves breakfast and lunch.

New Business in the Burg!

Pennsylvania Dutch Tea & Spice Company
1013 Caroline Street  540-656-2405

Check out this wonderful new shop.  Robert and Sarah have an amazing selection of teas, herbs, and Pennsylvania Dutch food items.  They're open from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (yippee!) every day but Thursday.  The prices of their items are incredible!   Stop by when you visit; it is really worth it!


Visitor Information

Fredericksburg Visitor Center

Trolley Tours

Old Town Carriage Tours

DownTown Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce

Fredericksburg Visitors Center - Fredericksburg, Virginia

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