County | Caroline
County | Culpeper
County | Hanover
County | King George
County | Orange
County | Prince William
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Out of State Links
Most Beautiful Theme Park"
Gardens is one of the two Anheuser-Busch Adventure Parks in the United
States. The Williamsburg park offers a full assortment of Amusement and
Trill rides, along with Live entertainment shows for the entire family.
The park is with-in a two-hour drive from the Fredericksburg area. Located
with-in a 5 minute drive from the Theme Park is Busch Gardens Water Country
USA, a huge water park. Tickets and more information can be found at the
parks web site.
Island is most famous for it's annual pony swim. This annual even started
as a method to raise money for the Chincoteague fire department and to
thin the herd of wild ponies. Today the event draws thousands every July
(the last week July) to not only see the ponies swim across the waterway,
but for the auction and carnival attractions. The island also has a wonderful
beach, historic (built in 1833) 142 foot tall lighthouse and small town
atmosphere. Chincoteague Island is a 5-6 hour drive from the Fredericksburg
Williamsburg, offers a look back into history. Much of the entire Williamsburg
area is a large scale recreation of what times were like during the early
years of America. Colonial Williamsburg sells it self as "the world's premier
living history site, an entire town that has been restored to the days
when Williamsburg was the political and economic center of the Virginia
colony". So, when you have seen all the actual history in the Fredericksburg
region, drive on down to Williamsburg to see the recreation of what early
life was like. Williamsburg is just under a 2-hour drive from the Fredericksburg
|George Washington Birthplace National
Westmoreland County, Virginia
Visit the plantation where
George Washington was born. Though George Washington spent must of his
childhood at Ferry Farm in Staffrod County, he was born in Westmoreland
County. The National park includes trails, flower gardens and recreated
manor house. The Park and Monument are with-in a 45 minute drive from the
Caverns offers an amazing look underground. The Carverns are one of several
caverns located in the State. Lurary Caverns date back millions of years.
Come and visit this wonderful site. The caverns feature thousands of amazing
stalactite and stalagmite formations. This is a must see. The caverns are
located with-in 1.5 hours drive from the Fredericksburg area. Tickets,
driving directions and photographs are part of the Caverns web site.
National Battlefield Park
National Battlefield park was the scene of two major Civil War battles.
The Battlefield is with-in an 1.5 hour drive from the Fredericksburg area.
is the famous plantation where President Thomas Jefferson once lived. Come
visit the 5,000 acre plantation and the famous house featured on the reverse
of every U.S. minted 5 cent coin since 1938. The plantation grounds feature
many spectacilar gardens. Tickets, driving directions and much more is
available at on the Monticello web site.
Montpelier Station, Virginia
Former home of President
James Madison. Visit and explore the grounds of this historic estate. Mountpeiler
is under a 30 minute drive fro the Fredericksburg area.
most popular historic home"
Vernon , Virginia
Vernon was home to George Washington for over 45 years. Though George grew
up at Ferry Farm in Stafford County, across the river from Fredericksburg,
here he lived much of his adult life with his wife Martha. It was Mount
Vernon where george returned to from war, retired to from public service
and left an indelible stamp of his personality and private tastes. Today,
over 1million people a year visit the estate to find the essence of the
man known as the "Father of His Country." Tour the entire plantation, see
how the First President of the United States lived. Visit the tombs of
both George and Martha. Mt. Vernon is a 45 minute drive from the Fredericksburg
one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The bridge is over 100 million
years old, stands 215 feet tall and is 90 feet wide at it's widest point.
The Natural Bridge was first surveyed by George Washington in 1750. In
1774, Thomas Jefferson purchased the bridge and the surrounding land, today,
it still remains privately owned. The Natural Bridge is a 3-4 hour drive
from the Fredericksburg area.
Dominion one of five theme parks operated by Paramount Parks, a unit of
Viacom Inc. King's Dominon offers something for everyone. The 400 acre
amusement park features over 50 thrill rides and a dozen live shows. The
park also features a relica of the Effil Towner, Nickoledeon™ Central
and Water Works, 19-acre water park extravaganza. In 2002 the park will
have 12 roller costers. The parks web site offers information on tickets,
driving directions and much more. King's Dominion is a 30 minute drive
from the Fredericksburg area.
Both the Revolutionary
War and the Civil War are prominent in Petersburg's history. The City is
well known for the Battle of the Crater when Union troops attempted to
tunnel under Confederate lines with disastrous results.
Museum of Virginia
hands-on learning and fun. Exibits include: Aerospace; Electriworks; Light
and Vision; Waves and Patterns; Matter and Molecules; Force and Motion;
Crystal World plus the IMAX®DOME & Planetarium. Fun and learning
for the entire family. The Science Museum is wiht-in an hours drive from
the Fredericksburg area.
|Stonewall Jackson Shrine
"The House Where the Confederate General
St Rt. 606 and 607 in Guinea Station,
Confederate General Stoneall
Jackson was brought to this plantation after he was wounded during the
Battle of Chancellorsville in 1863. He died here eight days later. You
can see the actual bed he was laying on when he died. The Shrine is under
a 30 minute drive from the Fredericksburg area.
Read more about the Shrine
|Stratford Hall Plantation
Stratford Hall Plantation
is the historic home of the Lee Family, including the Richard Henry Lee
(the previous Governor of Virginia) and birthplace of CSA
General Robert E. Lee. The plantation
grounds also contain the Jessie Ball duPont Memorial Library. This library,
available to "Friends of Stratford" at no cost (though an appointment is
necessary), features a fine collection of over 10,000 manuscripts, periodicals,
books, and other reference works. The Stratford Hall web site contains
informaiton on tickets and driving directions. The plantation is with-in
an hours drive from the Fredericksburg area.
Country USA, one of the two water parks operated by Anheuser-Busch.
Water Country USA is the mid Atlantic's largest water theme park, and features
a wondrous collection of water rides, slides and entertainment. With more
than 35 wacky cool water rides, super shopping and tasty treats, Water
Country USA is the coolest way to beat the heat. Water Country USA is with-in
a 2 hour drive from the Fredericksburg area.
drama of the American Revolution from the beginnings of Colonial unrest
to the emergence of a free nation unfolds through powerful exhibit galleries,
an evocative film and living history. Outdoors, visitors experience military
and domestic life in a Continental Army camp and 18th century farm site.
The web site offers directions and ticket information.