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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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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
30 helpful votes 30 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
20 helpful votes 20 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
53 helpful votes 53 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
35 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction 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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