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Address: Fredericksburg, VA
Activities: City walk sightseeing

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Enchanting

This section of Fredericksburg is the heart of this colonial city. Walking its streets is like walking 200 years ago except for the lack of horse apples and other assorted... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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cincinnati, ohio
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cincinnati, ohio
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119 reviews 119 reviews
34 attraction reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This section of Fredericksburg is the heart of this colonial city. Walking its streets is like walking 200 years ago except for the lack of horse apples and other assorted nefarious aromas. Today, its mostly small shops and some eateries ranging from fine dining to local pubs. Many antique shops but also many modern conventional retailers, all found in a... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

People are very nice and helpfull to visitors. A lot of very well preserve historical properties from the civil war times. A lot of places to visit and a lot of god places to eat and drink.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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433 reviews 433 reviews
127 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Small town with a few sights. This part is well conserved but is just one block and with very few interesting thing to watch.

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Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Caroline street is always a favorite for a walk and shopping on a pretty day. Fun for couples. I do not recommend bringing small children as many of the shops have breakables. Great for a date or girls day out.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
41 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I am always happy to return to Frederickburg. Lovely Old Town with quaint streets to walk around. Cute boutiques, shops, places to eat, read, talk to the locals. Every corner, every building reminds you of the history. My 10 year old was particularly interested in civil war landmarks. I recommend the Old Town to everyone- "old" and young.

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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352 reviews 352 reviews
83 attraction reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We loved Fredericksburg when we visited in the fall of last year. We promised ourselves another visit and we had a chance the first weekend this March. The weather just broke from cold winter temps to a beautiful spring-like weekend. We were dismayed though because we were in Old Town for 48 hours - walking everywhere and were PANHANDLED 6... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great place to spend an afternoon. You can wander down the main drag. Have tea or coffee from a small shop while you browse the antique stores. Stop for Thai food or hamburgers for lunch. Come back on a weekend night and have a drink and listen to music at a bar. Or come during one of... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fredericksburg is billed as "America's Most Historic City" and for good reason. This is a beautiful city with a very active downtown area and many historic old buildings and sites from pre-Revolution and Civil War times. A wonderful place for school-age children to really experience history and make it come alive. Ride the trolley or a horse-drawn carriage for a... More 

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Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Old Town Fredericksburg is a lovely place to visit for tourists and locals alike. The Trolley Tour offers a good overview of the area, with their knowledgeable and friendly guides. The historic sites are not to be missed such as Rising Sun Tavern, Kenmore Plantation, the Apothecary Shoppe and more. Guides in period clothing complete the picture welcoming each into... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We enjoy strolling through the old town area of Fredericksburg. The variety of shops is great, and their are all kinds of food options.

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