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Old Town

Address: Fredericksburg, VA
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84%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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English first
Stafford, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Old Town Steak & Seafood is a bit off the beaten track in Fredericksburg, but well worth locating it. Once you visit you will never forget it's location. The food is excellent with a extensive wine cellar for pairing. The service is exceptional. A great place for any special occasion or if you just want to have an exceptional dinner.... More 

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VA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

took the trolley ride and got an overview, then walked around. Good choice. Lots of character in this town. plenty to see depending on what interests you. Went to the Monroe museum.

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Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I think that this little town could fairly easily reinvent itself to be something very special - but it isn't there yet.

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
44 helpful votes 44 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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163 reviews 163 reviews
40 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
95 reviews 95 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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