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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...
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

ca. 1772 This eighteenth-century building was restored to house the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, a museum of medicine, pharmacy, and military and political affairs.  Dr. Mercer served the citizens of Fredericksburg with medicines and treatments of the time....
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 children.  Following the...
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

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...
Rising Sun Tavern

Rising Sun Tavern

While not serving food or drink since 1827, the Rising Sun Tavern Museum provides a lively interpretation of Tavern life. The site now known as the Rising Sun Tavern was constructed in the early 1760s as the family home for Charles Washington. The youngest brother 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...