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Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center

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Address: 907 Princess Anne St, Old Town Hall and Market House, Fredericksburg, VA
Phone Number: +1 540-371-3037
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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This museum houses an impressive collection of local documents, artwork and...

This museum houses an impressive collection of local documents, artwork and artifacts from the Fredericksburg. It also offers exhibits of Civil War objects that provide a rare perspective on civilian life during the conflict.

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Pretty good museum

This is a good museum for a town the size of Fredericksburg. I would have preferred more pre-founding to pre-Revolution material with more personal anecdotes from the time period... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
WhitO5214
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This attraction has closed due to the lack of funds. They are trying to work out something for the future. It was an interesting but rather dry museum. Many other better venues in Fredericksburg.

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Thank CWOKen
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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371 reviews
162 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This was going to be ur number one stop in Fredericksburg because we love history and culture. But it closed in April, supposedly due to financial reasons, and is apparently only open for special events. What a shame.

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Thank cfuller603
Orange, Virginia
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357 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Had a great time learning more about the history of Fredericksburg. Quite extensive and will easily fill up a morning or afternoon, especially if it's raining.

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Thank 414Bookworm
Wilton, Connecticut
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129 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

CLOSED - there is a sign on the door that says it is closed and then we opened the door and the lady inside said they were closed due to lack of funding and they didn't know when they would reopen. But, amazingly, they did have enough money to keep the air conditioning going strong.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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352 reviews
207 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

your general local museum in very historical area. many civil war items, George Washington tributes, sadly not much attention paid to the original settlers and almost no natural history

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Thank uckbuck
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Great place to see and learn about the history of Fredericksburg. Professional in look and feel. Like a much larger, big city Museum. Enjoyed my visit.

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Thank miggyp
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,209 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

This is a good museum for a town the size of Fredericksburg. I would have preferred more pre-founding to pre-Revolution material with more personal anecdotes from the time period, but it was decent. Don't forget to go to the building across the street that's part of the museum, too. It was very interesting and included more of the early time... More 

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Jane B, Public Relations Manager at Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center, responded to this review

Hi WhiO5214, Thank you so much for your review! Your comments mean a great deal to us. We are always expanding our collection and seeking objects that tell the complete story of Fredericksburg and the Rappahannock Region. We also endeavor to have programs and events that tell those individual stories that we can’t fit on our exhibit walls. We invite... More 

Bartlett, Illinois
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33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Wonderful museum and spent lots of time reading and learning about the town and the battles of Fredericksburg. Love it.

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Thank butterfly912
Owings Mills, Maryland
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457 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 376 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

After our guided walking tour, our guide suggested we go to the museum and I am glad he did. The museum was well done and had many floor to explore and once you're finished you can go over to the cultural center and check out their exhibits. Well worth the visit!

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Thank Judy J
virginia
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367 reviews
170 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Museum is in two buildings, and you can start at either one. One is more colonial and revolutionary war. The other is more civil war and contemporary. Prices are $7 and lower depending what discounts you get. Students are $2. Good overview with Masonic displays from Washington's time, lots of civil war memorabilia, colonial furniture--something for everyone. My wife and... More 

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