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Ranked #1 of 25 attractions in Fredericksburg
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Art Museums; Gardens; Cultural
Owner description: Gari Melchers was an American artist who lived and painted at Belmont from 1916 until his death in 1932. Born in Detroit in... more » Owner description: Gari Melchers was an American artist who lived and painted at Belmont from 1916 until his death in 1932. Born in Detroit in 1860, Gari Melchers was a world famous portraitist and impressionist painter. He was headquartered in Paris, Holland, and Germany until World War I when he opened his studio in New York City and established his country home in Falmouth.In 1955, his widow, Corinne Melchers, donated the 27-acre Belmont property to the Commonwealth of Virginia to preserve and operate as an art museum and historic site. Her generous gift included the 1790s house, the artist's studio and contents, their personal furnishings, and more than 500 of Gari Melchers' paintings, the largest collection anywhere. Designated a Virginia and National Historic Landmark in 1966, Gari Melchers Home and Studio is administered by the University of Mary Washington. The buildings, gardens, and woodland trails are open to the public year round.Gari Melchers Home and Studio is one of just 30 of America's most significant artists' spaces included in the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Historic Artists' Homes and Studios consortium.Gari Melchers Home and Studio is home to the official Stafford County Visitor Center. « less
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Ranked #2 of 25 attractions in Fredericksburg
Category: Battlefields; Historic Sites; Cultural

Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania - more than 100,000 casualties. No place more vividly reflects the Civil War’s tragic cost, in all its forms. These... more »

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Ranked #3 of 25 attractions in Fredericksburg
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Landmarks
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Ranked #4 of 25 attractions in Fredericksburg
Category: Cemeteries; Cultural
Federal soldiers who died in the Civil War are buried here.
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Ranked #5 of 25 attractions in Fredericksburg
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #8 of 25 attractions in Fredericksburg
Category: Historic Sites; Outdoors
Mid-Georgian manor house that has special activities for children.
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Ranked #9 of 25 attractions in Fredericksburg
Category: Historic Sites; Shops; Cultural
Owner description: This restored building portrays the colonial medical practice of Washington family friend, Dr. Hugh Mercer. A native of... more » Owner description: This restored building portrays the colonial medical practice of Washington family friend, Dr. Hugh Mercer. A native of Scotland, Mercer served in the French and Indian War before moving to Fredericksburg. He soon married, established an apothecary, and provided medical treatment for local citizens, including Mary Washington. A Brigadier General in the Revolution, the good doctor was at the Crossing of the Delaware and the Battle of Trenton. Upon learning that his friend had died from wounds suffered in the Battle of Princeton, a saddened George Washington called him "the brave and worthy Hugh Mercer."Captivating visitors of all ages, our guides use herbal remedies, crab claws, lancets, and live leeches to tell the stories of colonial medicine. Vivid descriptions of surgical practices are also provided. « less
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Ranked #10 of 25 attractions in Fredericksburg
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
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Ranked #11 of 25 attractions in Fredericksburg
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Museums
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Ranked #12 of 25 attractions in Fredericksburg
Category: Other; Cultural
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Ranked #13 of 25 attractions in Fredericksburg
Category: Educational Sites; History Museums; Museums
Owner description: This museum houses an impressive collection of local documents, artwork and artifacts from the Fredericksburg. It also... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Ranked #14 of 25 attractions in Fredericksburg
Category: Cemeteries; Cultural

The Grave of Stonewall Jackson's Arm is located at Ellwood on Wilderness Battlefield, part of Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park.  The main house is... more »

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Ranked #15 of 25 attractions in Fredericksburg
Category: Libraries; History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #16 of 25 attractions in Fredericksburg
Category: Convention Centers; Other
Owner description: The Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center is a 120,000 square foot multi-use facility. From tradeshows, conferences and... more » Owner description: The Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center is a 120,000 square foot multi-use facility. From tradeshows, conferences and conventions to banquets, weddings, proms and concerts: if you dream it, we can host it.Fredericksburg, Virginia is halfway between Metropolitan D.C. and Richmond, Virginia.The facility is located on the I-95 corridor, convenient for attendees traveling both north and southbound.Dulles International, Ronald Reagan Washington National and Richmond International airports are within an hour drive of the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center.The Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center is situated in Central Park, a 2.4 million square foot area full of more than 200 retailers, entertainment and dining options.The Hilton Garden Inn (148 rooms), Homewood Suites (124 rooms) and Hampton Inn and Suites (121 rooms) are all located directly next to the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center. Fredericksburg offers 1,000 plus hotel rooms.Located just five minutes from the history and charm of Historic Old Town Fredericksburg.The Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center is a full service facility, offering everything including security, audio-visual equipment, event coordination, decorating and food and beverage all onsite to ensure a successful event.Event coordinators are available to help you plan every detail.Experienced staff dedicated to providing friendly and courteous service. « less
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Ranked #17 of 25 attractions in Fredericksburg
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: The University of Mary Washington Galleries are comprised of the Ridderhof Martin Gallery and the duPont Gallery. Admission... more » Owner description: The University of Mary Washington Galleries are comprised of the Ridderhof Martin Gallery and the duPont Gallery. Admission is free to everyone--students and the public!The Ridderhof Martin Gallery hosts exhibitions brought in from museums around the country, or drawn from the permanent collection of over 5,000 works. The permanent collection is strongest in mid twentieth-century art and Asian art.The duPont Gallery features painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, ceramics, and textiles by art faculty, students and other contemporary artists.The Galleries are open when the University is in session. Hours are 10 AM - 4 PM Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and 1 PM - 4 PM Saturday and Sunday. « less
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Ranked #18 of 25 attractions in Fredericksburg
Category: Museums
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Ranked #19 of 25 attractions in Fredericksburg
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #20 of 25 attractions in Fredericksburg
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #22 of 25 attractions in Fredericksburg
Category: Battlefields; Cultural
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Ranked #23 of 25 attractions in Fredericksburg
Category: Trails; Outdoors
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Category: Museums
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