Fredericksburg City is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia that offers a unique blend of the past and present. Whether you’re a history buff, a food lover, or an outdoor enthusiast, Fredericksburg has something to offer each and every person.
In the mood to walk the footsteps of Civil War Generals, come visit one of the many battlefields Fredericksburg has to offer. With its position halfway between the capitals of the Union and Confederacy, you’ll have your pick of Civil War Sites to discover history. If all that walking worked up a thirst, walk your way to your final stop at the historic family-owned A. Smith Bowman Distillery or kick your feet up and jump aboard the Trolley Tours of Fredericksburg to the many surrounding vineyards for a natural setting in which to relax.
Fredericksburg is known not only known for its historical battlegrounds; but also for its rolling hills, which provide the perfect game for golf enthusiasts. Fredericksburg is home to numerous top-rated golf courses that include the challenging Gauntlet Golf Club, Augustine Golf Club, Lee’s Hill Golfer’s clubs, and scenic Meadows Farm Golf Course.
Not to worry if golf isn’t your game of choice, Fredericksburg offers many other ways to enjoy the wild outdoors. Boat, swim, bike, kayak, and hike at the popular Lake Anna State Park. Then, at the end of your long day, picnic in the park with friends and family or enjoy an evening fishing in the Rappahannock and Rapidan Rivers.
If you are looking for dinner and a night out, make your way downtown. As a prominent port in Virginia during the colonial era, historic downtown Fredericksburg is no stranger to shopping, dining and entertaining. With specialty boutiques, antiques, shops and art galleries, over 600 dining establishments and live entertainment venues, Fredericksburg has something for everyone.
For those evenings where you may have overindulged at one of Fredericksburg’s charming restaurants, make your way to one of the many trails and pathways Fredericksburg has to offer for exercise and fresh air. For a more scenic route, find yourself on Canal Path/Heritage trail for a paved 3.1 miles along the canal and river. If you’re looking for something a little more challenging, look no further than the Motts Run Reservoir, an 860 acre park that has over 4.5 miles of hiking trails and contains the Motts Run Orienteering Course; consisting of eight different courses, providing great exercise and fun for the entire family. As always, don’t forget to include the entire family when it comes to exercising. Fredericksburg offers a special fenced-in Fredericksburg Dog Park that is available to city residents and their pets only. It’s great place for your pet to play and a perfect place to meet your new neighbors!
Located near the Rappahannock River and neighboring Spotsylvania County; it is 47 miles south of Washington, DC and 53 miles north of Richmond. With the convenience of I-95 running through the middle of Fredericksburg, residents are able to commute to nearby Fairfax, Prince William and Arlington counties. Whether it’s by car, bus, or rail, Fredericksburg offers various methods of transportation such as the Virginia Railway Express to get to Washington, D.C., or Amtrak for long distance destinations. Staying in the area for the day? Make sure to view the Fredericksburg area calendar! Filled with music, arts, family fun and special events, you and your family are sure to find a new way to celebrate and mingle with your new community!
Shannon Airport: < 5 miles
Flying T Farm Airport: < 15 miles
Culpeper County Airport: < 43 miles
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport: < 52 miles
Washington Dulles International Airport: < 72 miles