Your Greatest Vacation in History begins with our Visitors Guide

Request a Guide
Request a Visitors Guide
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...
Aquia Church

Aquia Church

A national historic landmark, built between 1751-1757, Aquia is one of the finest examples of colonial church architecture in Virginia, and one of the oldest churches still actively used in America. The church is noted for its Aquia stone trim, like what was quarried...
Fielding Lewis Store

Fielding Lewis Store

On the corner of Caroline and Lewis streets sits a small red brick building built in 1749. This building was originally the Fielding Lewis Store. Besides being one of the oldest buildings in America and the oldest in Fredericksburg, the Fielding Lewis Store can also...
Thorton Cemetery

Thorton Cemetery

The cemetery where some of the earliest settlers to the area (including some Washington family members) are buried is a small, handsome burial ground with notable ironwork and old monuments.
Hallowed Ground Tours

Hallowed Ground Tours

Personal in-car or bus step-on service from the area’s Premier Tour Guide service is available for in-depth tours highlighting local history, from the area’s Colonial past through the Civil War era, and beyond. Visitors can walk among the sites, not just...
George Washington’s Boyhood Home at Ferry Farm

George Washington’s Boyhood Home at Ferry Farm

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the bulk of your tour of Ferry Farm will take place outside. Time inside the Washington house will be more limited than normal. Except for access to the restroom, our visitors center, museum gallery, and gift shop are closed. Please...
Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop

Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop

This 18th-century building restored as the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop presents a vivid living history interpretation of colonial medical practices. Visitors can hear about the popular treatment of the day for a lady’s hysteria or a medicine so potent that it would,...
Mary Washington House

Mary Washington House

Mary Ball Washington was born in Lancaster County, Virginia in 1708.  Orphaned at a young age, Mary Ball married Augustine Washington in 1731.  Her oldest child, George was born in 1732.  In the ensuing years, Mary Washington had five more...
Historic Kenmore

Historic Kenmore

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the bulk of your tour at Kenmore will take place outside. Time inside the house will be more limited than normal. Except for access to the restrooms, our visitors center, museum gallery, and gift shop in the Crowninshield Building are...
Trolley Tours of Fredericksburg

Trolley Tours of Fredericksburg

Closed for Winter 2021 – Tours should resume in April. 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...
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,...
Rising Sun Tavern

Rising Sun Tavern

Built by George Washington’s youngest brother Charles around 1760 as his home, this frame building became a tavern in 1793 when it was purchased by the Wallace family.  It operated for 35 years as a stopover for travelers in the bustling port town of...
St. James’ House

St. James’ House

The St. James’ House was built around 1768. The house was originally home to James Mercer. Mercer was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, first judge of the General Court in Fredericksburg, and the attorney who drew up the will for Mary Washington....
St. George’s Episcopal Church

St. George’s Episcopal Church

Step inside the church and discover the beauty of a 19th century example of Romanesque Revival Architecture with an ancient basilica layout. During the 20th century, its plain white windows were replaced with the magnificent stained glass you see today, including...