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Fredericksburg

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Historic Sites · Battlefields · Historic Walking Areas
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,286, up from 19,279 at the 2000 census. The city population was estimated at 28,118 in 2015. The Bureau of Economic Analysis of the United States Department of Commerce combines the city of Fredericksburg with neighboring Spotsylvania County for statistical purposes.Located south of Washington, D.C. and north of Richmond, Fredericksburg is part of the Northern Virginia region and is included in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area.Located near where the Rappahannock River crosses the Atlantic Seaboard fall line, Fredericksburg was a prominent port in Virginia during the colonial era. During the Civil War, the town, located halfway between the capitals of the opposing forces, was the site of the Battle of Fredericksburg and Second Battle of Fredericksburg, preserved in part as the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. Tourism is a major part of the economy, with approximately 1.5 million people visiting the Fredericksburg area annually, including the battlefield park, the downtown visitor center, events, museums and historic sites.
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Popular things to do in Fredericksburg

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Historic Site
Chatham Manor
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Historic Walking Area
Old Town
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Battlefield
Fredericksburg Battlefield and Visitor Center
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Fredericksburg

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Military Museum
National Museum of the Marine Corps Triangle
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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World heritage site
Monticello Charlottesville
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Scenic Drive
Skyline Drive Shenandoah National Park
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Historic Site
James Madison's Montpelier Montpelier Station
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Fredericksburg

Historic Site
Kenmore Plantation and Gardens
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Distillery
A. Smith Bowman Distillery
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
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Cemetery
Fredericksburg National Cemetery
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Fredericksburg

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Historic Site
The Rising Sun Tavern
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
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Historic Site
Mary Washington House
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
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Cemetery
Fredericksburg Confederate Cemetery
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Cemetery
Grave of Stonewall Jackson's Arm
4.0
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Fredericksburg

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History Museum
James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Fredericksburg Area Museum
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
University of Mary Washington Galleries
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Children's Museum of Richmond
2.6
Duration: 2 hours

Breweries & Distilleries in Fredericksburg

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Brewery
Adventure Brewing Company
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Brewery
Red Dragon Brewery
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Brewery
6 Bears & a Goat Brewing Co.
3.9
Duration: 2 hours

Places to visit with Fredericksburg

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