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Just a stone’s throw away from some of the nation’s biggest cities, Fredericksburg preserves its small-city charm, while offering visitors plenty of experiences for history and adventures lovers alike. Fredericksburg is a lively community with a tight-knit yet diverse culture with a calendar full of special events and a full list of things to do. In Fredericksburg, visitors can walk back through time in the morning and be zip lining above an arcade by nightfall!

As the region’s cultural hub, visitors and locals delight in the many craft breweries, chef-owned restaurants, boutique shopping, art galleries and historic sites.

Find yourself closer than ever to the very foundation of the country. Follow in the footsteps of George Washington and his family and experience America’ early national history. Of all the historical facts about Fredericksburg, perhaps the most known is the story of George Washington and his mother, Mary Washington, who lived in Fredericksburg for years.

Fredericksburg continues to share the story of America for the last 300 years. Roam through the Civil War battlefields. And walk the Fredericksburg Civil Rights Trail to connect with local stories and journeys from 1865 to the 1950s-1960s to present day. One of the stops on the “FXBG Civil Rights Trail” was John Washington’s residence above the National Bank Building, 900 Princess Anne Street, where Abraham Lincoln later stood in 1862. The building is now home to Foode, one of Fredericksburg’s most beloved restaurants.

Fredericksburg’s food scene is where tradition finds modern flavor. Foode’s Chef, Joy Crump, uses seasonal, local ingredients to create Southern food that is steeped in tradition with a modern twist. Crump’s extraordinary cuisine exemplifies why she was a competitor on season six of Bravo’s “Top Chef” and a semi-finalist of the 2023 James Beard Awards. Whether you are looking for fine-dining or quick coffee shops and treats, Fredericksburg’s 40 blocks of downtown are lined with fantastic dining for traditional and adventurous eaters alike.

Thrill seekers don’t want to miss the one-of-a-kind adventure park in the heart of Fredericksburg. Fun Land of Fredericksburg features the Thunder Speedway, a multi-level go-kart track, with three stories and over 1,700 feet of twists and turns. Fun Land is also home to the Sky Trail & Zip Line, featuring 25 unique challenges and a zip line that soars high above the arcade! Located near family-friendly restaurants and close to the baseball stadium, Fun Land is a must-visit stop for fun weekend outings.

Plan to catch a baseball game in Fredericksburg! The Fredericksburg Nationals are the minor league baseball team affiliated with the Washington Nationals. Their season usually runs April through September each year. Their new state of the art stadium is the best way to enjoy America’s favorite game-baseball.

Enjoy Fredericksburg’s vibrant downtown shopping district. There is shopping for every aesthetic—designer clothes, adventure wear, handmade wooden goods, used books and unique gifts. Collectors are spoiled in Fredericksburg, which boasts multiple antique malls along the Caroline Street retail corridor. Countless items, from collectibles to artwork and classic china patterns can be found.

Fredericksburg is also a haven for artists. Find over 50 local artists at Liberty Town Arts Workshop and revered art galleries. Items range from pottery to painting and everything in between.

Hip and ever-evolving hot spots thrive against a backdrop of dramatic history in Fredericksburg. Come experience the authentic details and historic characters that can only be found here, where the past and the present come together. Make Fredericksburg part of your next great story. Plan your visit at FXBG.com. Share your fun on social with #FXBG.

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