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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...
Helmet & Goggles Biplane Rides

Helmet & Goggles Biplane Rides

Fly over scenic Colonial Fredericksburg in an open-cockpit WWII biplane.  Aerial tours over the nearby Civil War Battlefields are also available.  Experience the sights and sounds of a historic Stearman PT-17 used to train WWII aviation cadets and see the...
Lee vs. Grant: The 1864 Campaign

Lee vs. Grant: The 1864 Campaign

Trace the route of Grant’s Overland Campaign beginning in Spotsylvania County for a revealing look at the fateful days of struggle during the Civil War. Lee vs. Grant is part of Virginia’s Civil War Trails, the most comprehensive driving tour undertaken by...
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.
Walk Through History… Hanover Street

Walk Through History… Hanover Street

Pick up this self-guided walking tour brochure at the Fredericksburg Visitor Center or download it on the Fred Map App.  Hanover Street, named after the House of Hanover, was developed on part of a tract of land granted’ in 1671 to early Virginia settlers Thomas...
Walk Through History… Lower Caroline Street

Walk Through History… Lower Caroline Street

Pick up this self-guided walking tour brochure at the Fredericksburg Visitor Center or download it with the Fred Map App!  The development of this handsome old street into one of the most graceful residential areas in Fredericksburg began with the vision of 18th...
Walk Through History… Washington Avenue

Walk Through History… Washington Avenue

Pick up this self-guided walking tour brochure at the Fredericksburg Visitor Center or download it on the Fred Map App! This residential neighborhood was once part of the 863-acre Kenmore Plantation. For years the only house was the Lewis mansion which was built in...
Bricks an’ Boards in the ‘Burg

Bricks an’ Boards in the ‘Burg

The Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM), in association with Hallowed Ground Tours, presents a series of walking tours of downtown Fredericksburg and its historic neighborhoods. Tour guides will discuss examples of four-centuries of architecture and unravel the...
Walk Through History… Mill Sites and Water Power

Walk Through History… Mill Sites and Water Power

Pick up this self-guided walking tour brochure at the Fredericksburg Visitor Center or download it on the Fred Map App.  Fredericksburg has always been a favorable location for milling. The river provided valuable water power as well as an important transportation...
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 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...
Self-Guided Walking Tour of Fredericksburg: December 1862

Self-Guided Walking Tour of Fredericksburg: December 1862

During the American Civil War, Fredericksburg’s geographic location drew contending armies to its environs with a deadly inevitability. The City is located on the banks of a river that served as a natural defensive barrier as well as astride a north-south rail...
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...
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...
Battlefield Guide Service with John Cummings

Battlefield Guide Service with John Cummings

Join Spotsylvania historian and author John Cummings for a two hour tour of the Spotsylvania Courthouse neighborhood and battlefield. John will share with you his lifelong passion for Civil War history and the human experiences that shaped our region and nation. He...
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...
Flavors of Fredericksburg Food Tours

Flavors of Fredericksburg Food Tours

Walk through downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia and enjoy a variety of tastings at restaurants and specialty shops as your guide highlights historical sites and architecture. ​ From a local’s perspective, you’ll be entertained with tales and yarns of former...