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Tourism

Each year, nearly 1 million tourists journey to the Greater Fredericksburg Region. The Chamber and its diverse membership welcome you to our vibrant and truly historic area.

Our region’s Hospitality Industry is serious about insuring you enjoy a memorable stay with us. The friendly staffers at the state-of-the-art Welcome Center on Interstate 95, area visitor centers and at the National Park Service will give you ideas, itineraries and suggest age-appropriate activities for members of the entire family.

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The nearly endless area historic sites offer year-round programs – entertainment and hands-on activities that cover every period of our rich history including the Native American, Colonial, Revolutionary and Civil War eras.

Walk the streets George Washington walked as a boy and get the feel for how he grew up to lead America to independence. Four key Civil War battlefields including the “turning point” Wilderness Battlefield offer a view of the Civil War you will not find anywhere else.

“Trail to Freedom” historic markers also help tell the story of how thousands of African-American slaves crossed over the scenic Rappahannock River on their route to freedom during the spring of 1862.

The charming downtown historic district with its diverse architecture covering multiple centuries is an attraction itself. Visit the many art galleries, museums, antique shops, specialty shops and restaurants, all located in a National Historic District.

Branching out from the historic City of Fredericksburg you can hike battlefields spanning Spotsylvania, Caroline and Stafford counties, as well as discover endless outdoor activities at local and state parks.The National Museum of the Marine Corps at Quantico offers a unique perspective on the mission and history of one of America’s finest fighting forces.

Our scenic waterways include fishing havens at Lake Anna and on the Rappahannock and Potomac rivers.

This region is home to some great Virginia wineries, located on scenic landscapes, all offering year-round tours and tastings.

Having Fun

This vibrant area continues to attract exciting and diverse events including the annual United States Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon that draws thousands from around the world.

The Greater Fredericksburg Region has the perfect Expo and Conference Center to meet any and all of your conference and convention needs.

Planning your next visit to the area can be easily done at www.visitfred.com. This site contains all the information you need to research and book your complete visit including lodging, activities and attractions, all right on the site! Don’t forget to look for great package deals as well.

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