Welcome to Downtown Fredericksburg, VA

The Greatest Vacation in History

"The Greatest Vacation in History"

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A little about Fredericksburg

With over 350 buildings dating from the 1700 and 1800's, history in Fredericksburg is part of our daily life. You will walk the same streets as Washington, see places that were pivotal in the Civil War and visualize life in other times as you stroll our streets. You will also enjoy our restaurants, shops and wineries that provide you a pleasure today as you reflect on yesteryear.

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The history of Fredericksburg

During the 19th century, Fredericksburg sought to maintain its sphere of trade but with limited success. It promoted the development of a canal on the Rappahannock and construction of a turnpike and plank road to bind the interior country to the market town. By 1837, a north-south railroad, which became the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, linked the town to Richmond, the state capital. Fredericksburg, Virginia, March 1863. View from across the Rappahannock River. To the right is the steeple of the Baptist Church and toward the center is the tower of St. George's Church. During the Civil War, Fredericksburg gained strategic importance due to its location midway between Washington and Richmond, the opposing capitals of the Union and the Confederacy. During the Battle of Fredericksburg, December 11–15, 1862, the town sustained significant damage from bombardment.

Contact Information

2300 Fall Hill Ave #240
Fredericksburg, Virginia

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Businesses in Fredericksburg, Virginia

Here is a collection of downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.


Art First Gallery


Local artists offer a wide range of artwork


Dan Finnegan Pottery


Handmade functional stoneware pottery


1890 Caroline House


Wonderful location and luxurious accommodations


Braehead Manor


Our 1859 manor will meet all your expectations


Lavender Heights Bed and Breakfast


We offer an escape to a luxury


On Keegan Pond Bed & Breakfast


Located in the middle of history


Schooler House Bed and Breakfast


Consistently rated #1 B&B in Fredericksburg on tripadvisor


Fredericksburg's Olde Towne Carriage Tours

Museums / Attractions

A blend of knowledge, wit, humor and history


Hartwood Winery

Museums / Attractions

Allow us to share our bounty


James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library

Museums / Attractions

Remembering the fifth president of the United States




Upscale affordable dining


Cafe New Orleans


Southern and French based cuisine


Capital Ale House


Raise the Bar


Eileen's Bakery and Cafe


Fresh breads baked daily


La Petite Auberge


Traditional French cuisine and regional dishes


Gemstone Creations


Handcrafted jewelry in sterling silver, gold and gemstones


Monkee's of Fredericksburg


You might need a bigger closet


Pa Dutch, Food & Candy Company


Your candy favorites from 1890 to the present, gluten free available


River Run Antique Mall


Antiques and collectibles


Sweet Caroline's Boutique


Unique Children's Clothing and Gifts