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Old Town

Fredericksburg, VA
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84%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is a choice place if You like stake, or prime rib. The place is very large, often they try to seat You in the little bar part on the left, it is OK if You like cozy, but if You prefer, airy cathedral ceiling, lots of room between tables, and an elegant athmosphere, ask to be seated in the... More

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Chesapeake
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Historic Fredericksburg is a wonderful town for U.S. History lovers and for those who like to take a trip back in time. The town has so many battlefields well-marked with explanations of their importance in the Civil War. It was home to Mary Ball Washington, George Washington's wife. Her gravesite is there. The Mary Washington College campus is another attraction.... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
23 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Our first stop was the visitors center where we were greeted with open arms....The staff was polite,friendly and knowledgeable...they provided all necessary information we needed...they also directed us to a short movie....after we left there we looked around the area and was a little disappointed with the main street...I guess we expected more historical stores and things of that nature....even... More

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Bennington, Nebraska
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105 reviews 105 reviews
15 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Liked the staff at the Visitors' Center and the quality of the information they provided. Didn't like the street people hanging out everywhere.

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New Jersey
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Old town offers a variety of interests. Recommend an initial visit to the friendly Visitor's Center, and trolley ride available right next to Center's parking. Trolley ride w driver Mark highlighted all the historic spots to visit, shopping, and local restaurants. He explained local history of Fredericksburg which certainly pre-dated the Civil War, but led to its importance too. It's... More

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Delray Beach, FL
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149 reviews 149 reviews
34 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I expected to find cute little shops with hand made goods and historical items. What I found were junk shops (they call them antique stores). And not a very good selection of restaurants.

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Not impressed. Been to many "old towns" before and that's what they were. Old portions of the town. This old town was to commercialized. All they had here was a bunch of commercial shopping. No history here.

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Heard this would make an enjoyable and worthwhile day trip from our home near Annapolis, Md. Certainly was worth it! Great shops, quaint ambiance, several enticing eateries; in short, much to offer for a week-end activity that's not-too-far. Trolley tours for those who want to get the quick tutorial on this historic little gem. But even for those who would... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Very pretty old town. Excellent advice from Visitor's centre. Trolly Tour well worth it, excellent informative guide

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Keyser, West Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

A lot of antique shops and over priced eateries. The problem is that most of the shops close at 5. Also most of the restaurants and shops are closed on Mondays.

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