Spring Break Ideas In the Fredericksburg Region!
Spend your Spring Break in the Fredericksburg Region! There is plenty of fun to be had – from delicious eats, to art, to history that comes to life.
Not sure where to start planning your springtime Fredericksburg vacation? We got you covered!
The “Timeless Ticket” is your guide to our finest historic landmarks. Purchase a Timeless Ticket at the Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania or Stafford Visitor Centers and receive reduced one-time admission to the most frequently visited attractions including Fredericksburg area battlefields. The Timeless Ticket contains a map and information about participating area museums and historic sites.
One of our favorite aspects of the Timeless Ticket is that it never expires. If you don’t visit all the museums and historic attractions during your visit, just save your Ticket for your next visit to the Fredericksburg area. The ticket offers admission to:
- Fredericksburg Area Museum
- Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop
- Rising Sun Tavern
- Mary Washington House
- James Monroe Museum & Memorial Library
- Historic Kenmore
- George Washington’s Boyhood Home at Ferry Farm
- Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont
- Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park
Next up? Immerse yourself in the Fredericksburg Region art scene and its history. There are several art studios in downtown Fredericksburg as well as the Fredericksburg Art Museum. We suggest taking a whole day to explore the galleries, eat a good meal, and soak up all the exhibits at the FAM. Currently they’re showing, “The People’s Gallery,” “These Old Walls: A Town and Its Stories,” “Heirlooms and Relics: A Portrait of a Community,” and “A River Runs.”
Another awesome spot to tie history into your Spring Break is George Washington’s Ferry Farm and Historic Kenmore. George Washington’s boyhood home was called Ferry Farm because people often crossed the Rappahannock River on a ferry from the farm to the town of Fredericksburg. Be sure to stop by its Visitor Center where there are displays of colonial and Civil War artifacts found on the property as well as a working archaeology lab. Archaeologists can be viewed working Monday through Friday. After leaving the Visitor Center, enjoy the gardens that feature plants grown in the 18th century as well as the rest of the grounds (approximately 80 acres).
Looking for a challenge? Get your adrenaline pumping trying to beat the clock at Rush Hour Live Escape, at the Spotsylvania Towne Centre. Escape rooms are cooperative games in which your team discovers clues and solves puzzles in a themed room (sometimes more than one room) in order to “escape” or reach a goal in a set amount of time. This would make a fun day date, family afternoon or team building activity.
Of course, when it comes to Spring Break with kids you just can’t beat the staples. These are places your children always want to go to and will always have a good time.
- Chuck E. Cheese
If they love those, then try this —> The Cavalier Family Skating in Stafford, VA!
Let’s not forget about the little guys! It’s Spring Break for the Toddler – Early Childhood crowd, too. We love the Children’s Museum of Richmond- Fredericksburg for this age group. There’s lots to do and explore and even a special enclosed section for the 2 and under kiddos. Other slam dunk Spring Break spots for kids are the Central Rappahannock Regional Library for their story times and children’s area, and Paragon Gymnastics. Paragon also has a Spring Break Camp for ages 5-12! “March 16-20, 2020 Join us for fun, games, crafts, and lots of exercise!” They offer half day, full day, and all day options.
Don’t forget to make time for treats! It’s not really a vacation without dessert. Here are few of our favorite spots to indulge your sweet tooth.
- Mimi’s Bakery
- The Icing
- Paul’s Bakery
- Battlefield Country Store
- Italian Station
Happy Spring Break!