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Old Town

Address: Fredericksburg, VA
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85%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Newport News, Virginia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Nebraska
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We lived in the Fredericksburg area for 30 years and moved to NE. In December 2014 we visited Fredericksburg for old memories. This is a town that is full of history. The quaint streets, old homes, taverns and museums that you never will forget. If you like antiques, Caroline and Princess Anne streets have many to see. For the history... More 

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Prince George, Virginia
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141 reviews 141 reviews
21 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Very nice experience, even in the cold. There are many quaint shops. Any easy walk to restaurants and tourist spots.

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King George, VA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

One of my favorite things to do it to walk around old town Fredericksburg, relax with a cup of coffee (Hyperion or Griffin Book Store), have lunch, many place but watch the hours, they close between lunch and dinner. Many antique stores, two or three book stores. Nice college campus (if you can time it, try a play, the drama... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Quiet town with lots of historic places to see. Do NOT trust the websites if a holiday. If the Battlefield Museum is closed, so will most stores in town. However, we enjoyed seeing the town and historic buildings despite almost every place being closed. Would recommend to others.

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Stafford, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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