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Fredericksburg Area Beer Trail

Fredericksburg Area Beer Trail

Discover modern craft brewing and a little history along the FAB Trail. A self-guided tour of the breweries in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and Stafford, Virginia. Take a day or two and taste some of Virginia’s best hand crafted beer. Breweries on the FAB Trail: 6...
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...
Grapes & Grains Trail

Grapes & Grains Trail

GET A TASTE OF THE TRAIL! Enjoy how relaxing life feels in Virginia’s most “spirited” region! Grapes & Grains Trail includes five award-winning wineries and an internationally acclaimed local distillery. A self-paced tour – buy a ticket at...
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...
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...
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...
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...