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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.

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Here is a list of businesses and attraction info:

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.

Farms
We have linked to their Facebook pages so you can see the latest info. A few farms are open year round.

Belvedere Plantation 
Breahead Farm 
Millers Farm
Sneads Farm
Walnut Hill Farm 

Food, Adult Beverages and Retail

Restaurants, Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries and Retail are open!

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

Retail
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.

For the latest updates, view Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park website here.

Please note:
A severe windstorm/microburst came through the park on Lee Drive on July 14th causing over 200 trees to be damaged on North Lee drive and related trails.  Contractors for the National Park Service are scheduled on August 16th to start removing damaged and downed trees along North Lee Drive within the Fredericksburg Battlefield. The work will take approximately 45 days to complete. Certified arborist tree crews along with the equipment will be working Monday-Friday 7am-4pm on Lee Drive. The contractor will have traffic control, signage, and will be following all safety protocols.
Pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicular traffic should expect periodic partial lane closures during the work. The trails are currently closed on North Lee and will also be cleared during this timeframe. The tree work will be simultaneously with the already planned North & South Lee Drive road construction (paving) project. Park users should avoid the area and consider other alternative routes during this time.
See news release here.

Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center
Building closed until building construction is complete. Restrooms available.
Weather permitting, Park Rangers are stationed at an orientation table outdoors at the nearby Park Store.
Fredericksburg Gift Shop/Bookstore open daily, 9am – 5pm.
Ranger Programs
Fredericksburg: Stories from the Battlefield
11:30am & 2:00pm
Meet at battle painting outside the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center. Topics and program length vary daily. (20-45 minutes)

Chatham Manor
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.
Park staff are on the ground daily, 9am-5pm. Chatham Manor open.

Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center
Lobby and Store open daily, 9am-5pm. Features a 22-minute orientation film offered on the hour and half hour (fee) and exhibits (free).
Restrooms available. Park Rangers on site provide orientation.
Ranger Programs
Chancellorsville: Stories from the Battlefield
11:30am & 2:00pm
Meet at battle painting outside the Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center. Topics and program length vary daily. (20-45 minutes)

Wilderness Exhibit Shelter
An open-air exhibit shelter. Open sunrise to sunset.
Park staff are onsite, Saturdays and Sundays from 9am-4:30pm.

Ellwood
Ellwood Manor open Friday-Monday from 10am -4:30pm.
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 miles to the grounds.
Ranger Programs
Wilderness: Stories from the Battlefield
Saturdays & Sundays, 10:00am & 2:00pm
Meet at the Wilderness Exhibit Shelter. Topics and program length vary daily. (20-45 minutes)

Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield
An open-air exhibit shelter. Open sunrise to sunset.
Park staff are onsite, Saturdays and Sundays from 9am-5pm.

“Stonewall” Jackson Death Site
Historic building where General Jackson died. Grounds are open sunrise to sunset.
Park staff on the grounds daily, 9am-5pm.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Museums

😷 Please note that museums may require masks for tours. 

Timeless Passes are available for purchase. Learn more about the Timeless Ticket here.

Ferry Farm – George Washington’s Boyhood Home
Open Monday – Saturday | 10am to 5pm
Open Sunday | 12pm to 5pm
Tours begin every :15 of the hour | No tour at 3:15 | Last tour at 4:15
Book your tickets here. 

Fredericksburg Area Museum
Open Thursday – Tuesday | 10am to 5pm
Closed Wednesday
Book your tickets here.

Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont 
Open Daily | 10am – 5pm
Last tour at 4:30pm
More info here.

Historic Kenmore
Open Monday, Thursday – Saturday | 10am to 5pm
Open Sunday | 12pm to 5pm
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Tours begin every :15 of the hour | No tour at 3:15 | Last tour at 4:15
Book your tickets here. 

Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop
Open Monday – Saturday | 10am to 4pm, Closed Tuesday
Open Sunday | 12pm to 4pm
Book your tickets here.

James Monroe Museum
Open Monday – Saturday | 10am to 4pm
Open Saturday | 10am to 5pm
Open Sunday | 1pm to 5pm
Ticket info here.

National Museum of the Marine Corps
Open Daily 9am-5pm
For more details, click here.

Mary Washington House
Open Monday – Saturday | 10am to 4pm, Closed Tuesday
Open Sunday | 12pm to 4pm
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Book your tickets here.

Rappahannock Railroad Museum
Open Saturdays | 9am -1pm
Donations accepted for tours.

Rising Sun Tavern
Open Monday – Saturday | 10am to 4pm, Closed Tuesday
Open Sunday | 12pm to 4pm

Book your tickets here.

Shannon Air Museum
Mon – Sat | 10am-4pm
Closed Sunday
Last tour at 3pm

Spotsylvania County Museum at Lick Run
Open daily | 9am to 5pm

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Currently closed until further notice
John J. Wright Educational & Cultural Center 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

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

Fredericksburg Hauntings Tours – Tours will be on Fridays and Saturdays at 6:30pm and 8:30pm.

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

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

Trolley Tours of Fredericksburg – Open. Thursday- Saturday | 11am, 1pm, and 2:30pm | Sunday & Monday – 11am and 1pm. No tours on Tuesday and Wednesday. Tickets can be purchased here,


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

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 – 10am 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 and Sunday: 9 am to 5 pm

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

Open Daily – 10am to 5pm