We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Fredericksburg, VA
Activities: City walk sightseeing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 128 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Very nice old small town

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
gvanderlinde
,
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Add Photo Write a Review

128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mexico City, Mexico
Top Contributor
433 reviews 433 reviews
127 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
41 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owings Mills, Maryland
Top Contributor
340 reviews 340 reviews
81 attraction reviews
270 helpful votes 270 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Senior Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Virginia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Newport News, Virginia
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Nebraska
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4

Been to Old Town? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Old Town staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?