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24 Oct 2018
“Really? Why is this of interest?”
13 May 2016
“Fascinating area”
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Forty-block-long district features more than 350 original 18th- and 19th-century buildings including an 18th-century apothecary shop.
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Fredericksburg, VA
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

Came here to see the downtown district & learn history. Ummm, you better like $$$ antique stores, soap shops, and one-way streets with only a few places to park. And hello, Union troops were here, too, but you'd hardly know it. The (defeated) confederate troops...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Very much enjoyed touring the historic district in Frederickburg. Many very old homes - renovated and restored. George Washington lived here in his youth. Did a walking tour - enjoyed the shops, architectural styles on buildings, trees, streets, pubs, history and restaurants. Lots to do...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Rita S
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Sleepy town downtown. Some interesting buildings and several shops and places to eat. Start in one side of the sidewalk and walk your way to the end and the cross the street and do the same. If you missed visiting the vineyards on the way...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank santamonica2006
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

The trolley tour leaving from the visitors center lasted about 75 minutes. It cost $16 and takes you riding around old town with the driver giving an historical narrative. Nice way to see what you want to walk back to and investigate further because they...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Funrunsun
Reviewed 5 June 2015

to be honest, not a whole lot to experience in nice little downtown area, walking tours offered, guided or delf guided but nothing spectacular

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank uckbuck
Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

The Fredericksburg historic district is lovely. There's a trolley route, which is convenient, and it's laid out on a grid, so it's very easily walkable! Take your time and read the plaques on the buildings. I recommend it!

Date of experience: May 2015
2  Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 14 September 2014 via mobile

Lots of great architecture in an easy to walk district. Fun and unique shops include: The Cats Closet for fun cat-themed gifts (and four real cats) ; Riverby Books for rare books ; Heather for unusual and pretty jewelry and gifts. There are also nice...More

1  Thank Fencin
Reviewed 21 March 2013

To really get an overview of the city, take the trolley ride! Hopefully you get John as your tour guide because he is the best. The tour is 75 minutes and quite entertaining in addition to being extremely informative. However, it really is for adults...the...More

Date of experience: March 2013
2  Thank mjilly
Reviewed 30 January 2013

The historic district has many great examples of architecture throughout the time period that it has existed. The downtown is a bustling place with very few vacant storefronts. There are many interesting antique places, taverns, restaurants, and attractions all in a few block area. It...More

Date of experience: January 2013
3  Thank Born_to_go61
Reviewed 24 January 2013

If you want to absorb yourself in the Colonial and Civil War historical past of Fredricksburg, take the trolley ride. I advise to ride in the early morning in the summer as the ride we took over Memorial Day weekend in the late afternoon was...More

Date of experience: May 2012
2  Thank Lori V
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