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Something for everyone in Downtown Fredericksburg!

Downtown Fredericksburg has fine dining, antique shops, museums, many historic buildings... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Neat old town

Nice town to walk around in with several blocks of shops and restaurants. Very nice ambience and... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Downtown Fredericksburg has fine dining, antique shops, museums, many historic buildings including the Mary Washington (Mother of George Washington), Kenmore, (home of George Washington's sister Betty Wasington Lewis and her husband Fielding Lewis), the Hugh Mercer Apothecary, the Silversmith's house (which is turned into the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice town to walk around in with several blocks of shops and restaurants. Very nice ambience and they have recycle bins at the visitor center, yay!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank WeeLuv2Travel2
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Charming fun walk about downtown. Several great choices for original dining. Easy to find parking. Park nearby.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Laura W
Reviewed 19 November 2018

Pleasantly surprised that it was Holiday open house weekend even though it made for heavy traffic on streets that we weren't familiar with.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank goldeneaster
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

This is the place where southern men repelled the assault of thousand of northerners that had come and ransacked Alexandria, Fairfax and Stafford counties stealing the livestock, furniture, silverware, personal items and even the glass from the windows of the houses of innocent Virginia families....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RockyStaffordVa
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Coming from the Charleston, SC area, and a local here in Fredericksburg since 2003, we have a based of comparison for a review of true historic preservation areas. This isn't one. Old degraded buildings, unkept row homes, uneven walkways, limited parking, poor lighting, over priced...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

Fredericksburg ranks with Georgetown, Alexandria, and Annapolis as one of the prime Tidewater towns of Virginia and Maryland, for the beauty of its Colonial- and Federal-Era dwellings, and the sheer number of its historic spots. The action is centered, from the river westward, along the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Edward M
Reviewed 9 September 2018

The houses in Fredericksburg are a joy to see. We just took company to several artist galleries , lunch at Foode and antique shopping galore. Always a festive atmosphere and everone is very kind to help you get around.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Judy R
Reviewed 7 September 2018

I am glad the city is working on preseving the old town area of Fredericksburg. The city has grown so much that many travelers may think that Fredericksburg is a city turning the big fields into shopping malls. The old town is still very charming...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 31 August 2018

If the weather permits, this is a great place to tour on foot. Stop in some of the local shops or just soak up the local history. If you have time ask about Chatham Manor across the river

Date of experience: August 2018
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25 November 2017|
Response from Bear H | Reviewed this property |
The Fredericksburg web site currently doe not list any dec events
25 November 2017|
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Response from LGL941 | Reviewed this property |
They have various all over city, would recommend calling the Old Town Visitor Center for a complete list - this way you can be sure of times and dates - they are very helpful
15 October 2017|
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Response from Sue W | Reviewed this property |
yes, most all restaurants are open and many stores.