Things to Do in Old Town Fredericksburg and Nearby

Fredericksburg, Stafford, and Spotsylvania offer “The Greatest Vacation in History!” Visit their website to explore all the area has to offer and let us help you create a wonderful experience.

History is alive here, and we can take you back to the Colonial Era and Revolutionary War, visit with George Washington and his family, learn about the Civil War battles fought on hallowed ground, and discover the African Americans and Virginia Indians who put their footprint on our Nations’ history. Plan your history adventure today!

For golfing, nature and outdoor activities, shopping, museums and historical attractions and other attractions like Trolley or horse-drawn carriage tours, go to our area’s Things To Do page.

We enjoy the arts with all our studios and galleries, Riverside Dinner Theater, performing arts, museums and movie theaters. Perhaps you’ll join us on First Fridays at our art galleries, or the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center with its Music at the Museum: A First Friday Concert Series from May through October.

We let our hair down in the summer with live, outdoor concerts at Celebrate Virginia!

Learn about all the events in the area, check out’s Events Page, our Online TV Station, and the Free Lance-Star Publishing Company’s Area Events Page.

We have “everything you need to plan your Civil War trips” in the greater Fredericksburg area. For additional information, see the Civil War page and Hallowed Ground Tours.

Golf Courses

Augustine Golf Club
Cameron Hills Golf Links
Gauntlet Golf Club
Lee’s Hill Golfer’s Club
Meadows Farms Golf Club
Wilderness Presidential Resort

More Ideas and Information

Trolley Tours of Fredericksburg
Olde Towne Carriage Tours
Fredericksburg Visitor Center
Stafford Visitor Center
Spotsylvania Visitor Center
Grapes and Grain Trail
Chatham Manor
Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont
Ferry Farm–George Washington’s Boyhood Home
Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop
Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center
James Monroe Museum
Kenmore Plantation
Mary Washington House
Old Town Fredericksburg

Guest Comment:
We’re at the end of our 10-day stay in beautiful, green Virginia. Lavender Heights and historical charming Fredericksburg are the perfect conclusion to an absolutely wonderful vacation. We’ve stayed in many different B&B’s all over the country, and this is the best. Every detail is perfect-the breakfasts, the décor, the gardens and Jenny! She is so gracious, helpful and interesting to talk to. Thank you, Virginia, and thank you Jenny, for your hospitality!

Jim and Mary