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.
AMF Bowling Co. Fredericksburg Lanes – Closed temporarily.
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.
New Post Golf Range – Open
Wilderness Presidential Resort – Marina, mini golf and gem mine are open. Camping reservations open.
Belvedere Plantation – Only open for Drive Thrus on Saturdays. Check out their Facebook page for upcoming Saturdays. Pre-sale required.
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.
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.
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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. Decisions regarding programming and access will be made in concordance with Virginia’s phased reopening plans and current health guidelines.
Things to Know
- Park grounds are open every day from sunrise to sunset.
- Hours of operation vary by season and building.
- Park buildings are closed on Thanksgiving Day, January 1, and December 25. Expect reduced hours on December 24 and December 31.
- All programs are weather and staff dependent. Check our Facebook for operations updates or call our Weather & Park Closing hotline at 540-693-3200 x3190.
- Hours and programs are subject to change.
- For physical addresses and driving directions, visit the Directions & Transportation page.
- For special programs that may be happening during your trip, visit the Calendar.
Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center
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.
Chatham Manor Closed
The grounds are open. Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center Closed.
Old Salem Church
Historic church which served as a battlefield landmark and field hospital during the Chancellorsville Campaign. Closed
Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield
Spotsylvania Exhibit Shelter
An open-air exhibit shelter. Open sunrise to sunset
“Stonewall” Jackson Death Site
Historic building where General Jackson died. Grounds are open sunrise to sunset. Closed.
Wilderness Exhibit Shelter
An open-air exhibit shelter. Open sunrise to sunset
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.
All museums in the Fredericksburg Region are currently closed. We will post opening dates soon.
Ferry Farm – George Washington’s Boyhood Home
Fredericksburg Area Museum
Gari Melchers Home an Studio at Belmont
Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop
James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library
John J. Wright Educational & Cultural Center Museum
Mary Washington House
National Museum of the Marine Corps
Rappahannock Railroad Museum
Rising Sun Tavern
Shannon Air Museum
Spotsylvania County 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.
View the outdoor places to explore here.
Flavors of Fredericksburg Food Tours – No tours at this time.
Fredericksburg Hauntings Tours – Tours begin on July 17.
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.
Trolley Tours of Fredericksburg – No tours at this time.
Looking to venture out on your own? View the region’s self-guided tours here.
Fredericksburg Visitor Center
706 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
*Temporarily Closed – There is a temporary visitor center display at the Courtyard by Marriott (600 Caroline St) with regional tourism info.
Spotsylvania Visitor Center
4704 Southpoint Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Monday – Friday: 9 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm
Stafford County Information Center at Belmont
224 Washington Street
Falmouth, VA 22405