Fredericksburg is caught between two worlds.
Sandwiched between Richmond and Washington, DC, Fredericksburg offers both a slice of the culture of Colonial America and a piece of tragedy with bloodsheds in the area during Civil War campaigns.
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No trip to Fredericksburg is complete without a dose of its remarkable culture from both its past and present. Traveling through the suburban sprawl that Fredericksburg has exploded with in recent years, remember you are treading the ground of four great Civil War battles. It happened here that the Confederate troops defeated the Union forces to capture the town in 1862.
Even though Fredericksburg is crossed with streets bearing the famous names of James Monroe, Thomas Jefferson, George Mason and George Washington, it has recollections of the days it served as a stage for great battles tugging at its heart. Along with historic heritage Fredericksburg has deep links with days when it served as the haunt for the so called ''Founding Fathers'' who kept watch on human rights and freedoms.
Despite these things being in the past day they aren't forgotten. Architecture may serve you as the best reflection of both past and present state of mind in Fredericksburg.
- The Fredericksburg Battlefield, a showplace of the main battle during the American Civil War
- Chatham, a Civil War time mansion with unique architecture and history
- The Hugh Mercer Apothecary, the 18th century pharmacy at Caroline Street, downtown
- Lower Caroline Street, a block of homes built between the late 18th and early 20th centuries
- The Mary Washington House, purchased by George Washington in 1772 for his mother, Mary Ball Washington
In addition, Frederichsburg is home to Virginia's most historic sites - the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop and The Rising Sun Tavern. Both are reminders of Colonial America, but if history makes you tired, you should change scenery. When locals want to escape urban sprawl they usually go southeast from Fredericksburg to the untouched natural haunt sitting between the Potomac River and the Rappahannock.
From natural landscapes to those cultivated by human hands, Fredericksburg will overload you with things to do and at Booked.net – with places to stay.