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Fredericksburg Department of Economic Development and Tourism
Located just 50 miles south of Washington, DC, the Fredericksburg region is a timeless experience rich in history, art and adventure. Visit the home of George Washington's mother, the Mary Washington House, his sister's home, Kenmore and his brother's home which is now the Rising Sun Tavern. The original family home has been located at Ferry Farm and will be rebuilt in 2016. Also see the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Gallery and Belmont, the home of the impressionist artist, Gari Melchers. Four Civil War Battlefields and two visitor center recount the horrific days when Fredericksburg changed hands seven times.
Over 30 galleries & studios and dozens of boutique shops, antique shops & independent restaurants dot the 40-block, National Historic District - waiting for you to explore! In the surrounding area, a brewery, micro-distillery and four wineries work together to host a ‘Grapes and Grains’ signature experience. The Rappahannock River, Lake Anna and multiple golf courses offer a wide variety of options for adventure seekers of all ages. A perfect day trip from Washington, DC or a great place to hub as you experience the entire capital region; Fredericksburg, Virginia truly boasts something for everyone in an atmosphere undeniably unique and authentic! Go to www.VisitFred.com for more information or to request a Visitor Guide.