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“Must see museum”

Fredericksburg Area Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This museum houses an impressive collection of local documents, artwork and artifacts from the Fredericksburg.
Newport News, Virginia, United States
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8 reviews
“Must see museum”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

If you're in to history, this museum is packed with it. The displays are well done. Wasn't expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised.

Visited August 2013
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Fresno, California
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“First Friday”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

We visited this as part of a first Friday art hop. It is worth visiting a very nice collection of history with contemporary art on the third floor. The wine and cheese was for members only and not for all museum guests.

Visited June 2013
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Salisbury
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258 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“History lives!”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

The Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center now also is home to the George Washington Masonic museum, which is fabulous! You will learn a lot about Washington and his life as a Mason. The museum is located in the Old Town Hall and Market House, originally built in 1816. Fredericksburg's rich past is presented in six permanent exhibit galleries covering a time span from pre-historic to 20th-century times. The exhibits are interesting and not over-whelming. It was most enjoyable and educational.

Visited May 2013
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Wilmington, Delaware
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Not much to see”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

The bottom of the floor has nothing to see. The second floor has an exhibit of Mason artifacts from local residents. There are some pieces of furniture. A sparse exhibit overall.

Visited May 2013
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Exhibits!”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

Enjoyed walking through this museum to see the variety of artifacts and items on exhibit. If you are into history this is a must do stop while you visit Fredericksburg, VA!

Visited April 2013
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