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Traipse Walking Tours

Traipse Walking Tours

TAKE YOUR BRAIN FOR A WALK. Explore streetscapes, historic landmarks, and locally owned businesses while challenging your brain with fun puzzles and clues. Tours to take: African-American Heritage of Fredericksburg Tour provides an opportunity learn and reflect. This...
James Monroe Museum

James Monroe Museum

The James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library, located in historic downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia, is the largest repository in the country for artifacts and documents related to the fifth president of the United States. The museum was first opened in 1927 by Monroe...
Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site)

Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site)

In the mid 1800’s Shiloh Baptist was sold to its all black congregation for a sum of $500. Over the years the church grew and had several name changes. Today there are several Shiloh Baptist churches in the Fredericksburg area. During the Civil War, the original...
African American Tours

African American Tours

Toll Free: 866-405-3046 Step-on guide for a different story: “An African American Heritage Tour.” $25 per hour, minimum 2 hours.
Trail To Freedom

Trail To Freedom

In the spring and summer of 1862, as many as 10,000 slaves crossed the Rappahannock River to freedom. The TRAIL TO FREEDOM retraces their route. HISTORY: Many slaves saw the arrival of the Union army in Stafford, opposite Fredericksburg, in April 1862 as a chance for...
African American History of Spotsylvania

African American History of Spotsylvania

In 1905 members of black churches in Spotsylvania collected $1.25 to start the first school for their children. The call came from teacher John J. Wright, who thought the county’s black youth deserved better education. A two-story school building came into being...
African American History of Fredericksburg

African American History of Fredericksburg

Pick up a copy of this self-guided walking tour at the Fredericksburg Visitor Center or download it on the Fred Map App!  Blacks first inhabited Virginia in 1619. They came to the sparsely settled Rappahannock Valley long before Fredericksburg was officially founded...
John J. Wright Educational & Cultural Center Museum

John J. Wright Educational & Cultural Center Museum

Our museum is named after the man who, in 1905, organized a community of black baptist churches to focus on developing high school education.  As such, our permanent exhibit tells the history of African American education in Spotsylvania, while our rotating exhibits...
Trolley Tours of Fredericksburg

Trolley Tours of Fredericksburg

Trolley Tours of Fredericksburg, established in 1994, is a family owned and operated business. Trolley Tours is dedicated to providing our visitors with the most entertaining and informative tours and transportation charter services available. Our tours have been...
African American Heritage Trail

African American Heritage Trail

The African American Heritage Trail covers 75 miles through the county telling the stories of courage and perseverance, joy and sadness of African Americans in Spotsylvania County. The trail is a GPS based trail that was commissioned in 2009 by the Spotsylvania County...
Fredericksburg Area Museum

Fredericksburg Area Museum

Located in downtown Fredericksburg, VA, the FAM is a cultural and educational hub in a thriving, historic city. Fredericksburg’s core, containing a 40-block historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is surrounded by Civil War battlefields,...