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As you are planning your road trip or staycation, we want to provide you with everything you need to know on what’s open and what you can expect when you visit the Fredericksburg Region.

On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, Fredericksburg Region entered Phase 3 in Virginia’s coronavirus reopening plan.
Under Phase 3, face coverings are required in indoor public spaces.
You can learn more about Fredericksburg Region’s COVI9-19 updates here.
*Please note: All individuals are urged to continue to adhere to social distancing guidelines and use face coverings when in public. If you feel sick or are showing any symptoms of being sick, stay home.  

We have created a running list of what’s open.
We have linked to the business’ Facebook page or website so that you can see their current details. If you have any questions, we recommended reaching out to businesses directly.

Attractions

AMF Bowling Co. Fredericksburg Lanes – Open Wednesday – Sunday. See hours and updates here.

Cavalier Family Skating Center – Open. Visit website for times and pricing.

Dominion Raceway and Entertainment – Open to spectators. See schedule on Facebook.

Fredericksburg Field House – Outdoor drop ins and league registration is opening. Visit their Facebook page for the latest updates.

Funland of Fredericksburg  – Open. Reserve online here

Fxbg Axes – Open for reservations and walk-ins. You can book here.

Movie Theaters – Open
     Marquee Southpoint Cinema – Showtimes and more here.
     Paragon Theaters – Purchase tickets and see more info here.
     Regal Cinemas – Showtimes and more here.

 New Post Golf Range – Open

Rappahannock Area YMCA | Steve and Cheri Thurston Water Park – closed. View updates here

Rush Hour Live Escape Games – Open. Online booking is open on www.rushhourliveescapes.com or call 540-684-6695!

SkyZone – Open. Buy Tickets here.

Wilderness Presidential Resort – Open. Camping reservations open.

 

 
Farms

Belvedere Plantation – See details and tickets on website.

Breahead Farm – Farm market, farm animal area and pick-your-own fields are open daily 9 am – 6 pm.

Millers Farm – Market and U-Pick patches open.

Sneads Farm – Open on Saturdays for farm visits. Visit their Facebook page to see up-to-date information.

Walnut Hill Farm – Open. See their Facebook to see what’s going on at the farm!

Food, Adult Beverages and Retail

Most Restaurants, Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries and Retail are open at this time. Not all restaurants may be offering indoor seating yet. Please remember to wear a mask when inside a building when you are not eating.

Restaurants and Beverage Services
Includes: Restaurants, dining establishments, food courts, breweries, cideries, mobile units (food trucks), distilleries, wineries, and tasting rooms.
During Phase 3, businesses should continue to offer takeout and delivery options. If businesses choose to open to dine-in customers, they may do so in indoor and outdoor spaces. All parties must be separated by at least six feet, including in the bar area, (i.e., the six
feet cannot include the space taken up by the seated guest). If tables are not movable, seat parties at least six feet apart. All parties, whether seated together or across multiple tables, must be limited to 250 patrons or less. Bar seats and congregating areas of restaurants must be closed to patrons except for through-traffic. Non-bar seating in the bar area (i.e., tables or counter seats that do not line up to a bar or food service area) may be used for customer seating as long as a minimum of six feet is provided between parties at tables. Governor Northam Prohibits Congregating in Bars, Stresses Caution As Virginia Moves to Phase Three, read here.

View our Local Restaurants
View our our Brewery, Distillery and Winery Info

Retail
During Phase 3, occupancy/capacity limits are lifted. Retailers must assist customers in keeping at least six feet of space between individuals or households while shopping and waiting in line.
View our Shopping

Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park
 

Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park
Current Hours of Operation

Park grounds and trails are open, sunrise to sunset.
Consistent with the “Safer at Home” Executive Order implemented in the Commonwealth of Virginia, all public programming is cancelled. The park’s buildings, including Chatham, the Stonewall Jackson Death Site, and visitor centers at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, are closed to the public except for the restrooms at Chatham. Decisions regarding programming and access will be made in concordance with Virginia’s phased reopening plans and current health guidelines

Please check the park’s Facebook page for any late changes to our planned operations.

Each day that conditions permit, the NPS will have staff available on the ground at key sites to provide orientation and informal interpretation in outdoor settings, including maps, general information, and Junior Ranger booklets. Please see the list below.

The hours of operation will vary depending on conditions and circumstances at each site, each day, including heat, inclement weather, available staffing, and the density of attendance and gatherings.

Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center
Staffed Daily: Outside Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center and along the Sunken Road
The park’s gift shop/bookstore, managed by Eastern National, will be open daily.
No public restrooms available.

Chatham Manor
Staffed Weekends Only.
The grounds around Chatham are open sunrise to sunset. Historic home and grounds which served as a field hospital and a Union headquarters during the Civil War.
Public restrooms available.

Chancellorsville Battlefield
Staffed Daily: Outside Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center
No public restrooms available.

Old Salem Church
Closed.
Historic church which served as a battlefield landmark and field hospital during the Chancellorsville Campaign. Closed

Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield
Staffed Weekends Only: Spotsylvania Exhibit Shelter
An open-air exhibit shelter. Open sunrise to sunset.
Public restrooms available.

“Stonewall” Jackson Death Site
Historic building where General Jackson died. Grounds are open sunrise to sunset. Closed.

Wilderness Battlefield
Staffed Daily: Wilderness Exhibit Shelter
An open-air exhibit shelter. Open sunrise to sunset
No public restrooms available.

Ellwood
Staffed Daily: Outside of Ellwood Manor
The grounds around Ellwood are open sunrise to sunset, even when the house is closed. To access the grounds, park at the Ellwood Manor gate, leaving the gate clear, and walk .4 mile to the grounds. Ellwood Manor closed.
No public restrooms available.

The NPS asks all visitors to abide CDC guidelines for social distancing. The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners continues to be paramount. At Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania NMP, our operational approach will be to examine each facility function and service provided to ensure those operations comply with current public health guidance and will be regularly monitored. We continue to work closely with the NPS Office of Public Health using CDC guidance to ensure public and workspaces are safe and clean for visitors, employees, partners, and volunteers.  

While these areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased and services may be limited. When recreating, the public should follow local area health orders, practice Leave No Trace principles, avoid crowding and avoid high-risk outdoor activities.

The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.  

 

 

Museums

⚠️Please remember to practice social distancing, washing/sanitize your hands often, wear a mask when you are visiting our museums and stay home if you are sick. 

Day Passes and Timeless Tickets are currently not being sold.

Ferry Farm – George Washington’s Boyhood Home
Open Monday – Friday | 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday | 12 pm to 5pm 
Tour Times – Guided tours of Ferry Farm occur 10:15, 11:15, 1:15, 2:15, and 4:15, Monday-Saturday and at 1:15, 2:15, and 4:15 on Sunday. It is recommended that tickets are purchased in advance. Get tickets here.

Fredericksburg Area Museum
Open Thursday – Tuesday | 10 am to 5 pm
Visitors are welcome to explore the second-floor exhibits between the hours. Visitors are encouraged to purchase an admission ticket beforehand here.

Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont
Open daily. Hours: 10am to 5pm, with the last tour at 3:30pm.
Tickets can be purchased on the grounds at the Visitor Center. The Video Orientation Gallery is closed for the foreseeable future so it’s advisable to watch our orientation video prior to your visit. Tour sizes have been reduced and physical distancing will be observed indoors.

Historic Kenmore
Open Monday – Friday | 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday | 12 pm to 5 pm 
Tour Times – Guided tours of Kenmore occur 10:15, 11:15, 1:15, 2:15, and 4:15, Monday-Saturday and at 1:15, 2:15, and 4:15 on Sunday. It is recommended that tickets are purchased in advance. Get tickets here.

Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop
Open Friday – Monday | 12pm to 4pm. Tours on the half hour. Last tour at 3:30pm. Book your tickets here.

James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library
Open daily. Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am to 4pm and Sunday 1pm to 4pm.
Tickets can be purchased on the grounds at the Museum Store.

Rising Sun Tavern
Open Friday – Monday | 12pm to 4pm. Tours on the half hour. Last tour at 3:30pm. Book your tickets here.

Mary Washington House
Open Friday – Monday | 12pm to 4pm. Tours on the half hour. Last tour at 3:30pm. Book your tickets here.

National Museum of the Marine Corps
Open daily. Hours are 9am to 5pm.
The number of visitors are limited to ensure social distancing safety. For more details, click here.

Shannon Air Museum
Open Monday – Saturday | 10 am to 3 pm (Last tour begins at 3 pm)
Groups may not exceed more than ten people unless they are family members and you must schedule a tour in advance. Walk-ins will not be accepted. Please call us at (540) 642-4387 to schedule a tour. 

Spotsylvania County Museum at Lick Run
Open daily | 9am to 5pm
No reservations needed. A limited number of visitors will be permitted at a time in the building.

Currently Closed
John J. Wright Educational & Cultural Center Museum
Rappahannock Railroad Museum
St. James’ House

Nature and Outdoors

Parks and trails remain open in the Fredericksburg Region. Please keep in mind that some facilities and playgrounds are closed and taped off. 

Take a self-guide tour here.

List of Hiking/Walking Trails here.

View the outdoor places to explore here.

Tours

Flavors of Fredericksburg Food Tours – No tours at this time.

Fredericksburg Hauntings Tours – Tours season begins in September.

Fredericksburg Tours | Civil War – Open. Private battlefield tours.

Hallowed Ground Tours – Open. Available for area battlefield tours and Fredericksburg City’s architecture and history tours.

Olde Skool PeddleTours – No tours at this time.

Olde Towne Carriage Tours – Open for private carriage rides. Book here.

Trolley Tours of Fredericksburg – Tours are: Friday – Monday | 10:30 am and 12:00 pm, Friday & Saturday | 7:00 pm, No tours on Tuesday – Thursday

Looking to venture out on your own? View the region’s self-guided tours here.

Visitor Centers

Fredericksburg Visitor Center
706 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
(540) 373-1776

Open Daily – 9am to 4pm

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Spotsylvania Visitor Center
4704 Southpoint Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
(540) 507-7090

Monday – Friday: 9 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm
Sundays: Closed

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Stafford County Information Center at Belmont
224 Washington Street
Falmouth, VA 22405
(540) 654-1015

*Opening Monday, September 14.