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National Historic District

Fredericksburg, VA
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Type: Historic Walking Areas
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Description: Forty-block-long district features more than 350 original 18th- and 19th-century buildings including an 18th-century apothecary shop.
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English first
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96 reviews 96 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Lots of great architecture in an easy to walk district. Fun and unique shops include: The Cats Closet for fun cat-themed gifts (and four real cats) ; Riverby Books for rare books ; Heather for unusual and pretty jewelry and gifts. There are also nice places to have a quick bite to eat

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Ashburn, Virginia
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

To really get an overview of the city, take the trolley ride! Hopefully you get John as your tour guide because he is the best. The tour is 75 minutes and quite entertaining in addition to being extremely informative. However, it really is for adults...the kids on the trolley were bored. We loved the overview of the city and then... More

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Tilghman, Maryland
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129 reviews 129 reviews
55 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

The historic district has many great examples of architecture throughout the time period that it has existed. The downtown is a bustling place with very few vacant storefronts. There are many interesting antique places, taverns, restaurants, and attractions all in a few block area. It is hilly at some points and the sidewalks and streets are narrow in places, as... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

If you want to absorb yourself in the Colonial and Civil War historical past of Fredricksburg, take the trolley ride. I advise to ride in the early morning in the summer as the ride we took over Memorial Day weekend in the late afternoon was sweltering. Great family fun!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Took the trolley around town. Very nice. We were able to see the town all in one trip and then could go to the places we liked.

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Pensacola, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Just walked around the Historic District and took in the sights. Eat in some local restaurants and enjoyed the crisp air.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

There are great trolley tours and carriage rides to enjoy if you're less familiar with the area, but walking around and checking out the many shops is my favorite way to enjoy the district. There are tons of great little antique shops to browse, and the area itself is both safe and beautiful. A must-do on any visit to the... More

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Pinckneyville, Illinois
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We took the trolley tour of downtown Fredericksburg, and it helped us know which homes and buildings we wanted to see. Our guide was very informative, and we always felt safe. It's a must do if you are wanting to see the sites and aren't used to the area.

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Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
36 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

We did the self-guided walking tour around the historic district because it was such a beautiful day and we love to walk. The ladies at the Visitors' Center were helpful in telling us about the highlights before we started our walk and the map is easy to use. Places are well-marked. We also enjoyed walking around the campus of Mary... More

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Rochester, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

We took a trolley through the historic district while were there. Our guide was not only knowledgeable, but also very funny. His comments were peppered with amusing stories about the people and places that we visited. He made the old town's history come alive in a wonderfully entertaining way.

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