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Fredericksburg, VA
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Coming from the Charleston, SC area, and a local here in Fredericksburg since 2003, we have a based of comparison for a review of true historic preservation areas. This isn't one. Old degraded buildings, unkept row homes, uneven walkways, limited parking, poor lighting, over priced...More

Thank mikesxpress
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fredericksburg ranks with Georgetown, Alexandria, and Annapolis as one of the prime Tidewater towns of Virginia and Maryland, for the beauty of its Colonial- and Federal-Era dwellings, and the sheer number of its historic spots. The action is centered, from the river westward, along the...More

Thank Edward M
Reviewed September 9, 2018

The houses in Fredericksburg are a joy to see. We just took company to several artist galleries , lunch at Foode and antique shopping galore. Always a festive atmosphere and everone is very kind to help you get around.

1  Thank Judy R
Reviewed September 6, 2018

I am glad the city is working on preseving the old town area of Fredericksburg. The city has grown so much that many travelers may think that Fredericksburg is a city turning the big fields into shopping malls. The old town is still very charming...More

Thank Prawet J
Reviewed August 31, 2018

If the weather permits, this is a great place to tour on foot. Stop in some of the local shops or just soak up the local history. If you have time ask about Chatham Manor across the river

Thank ptajack
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Beautiful architecture in the Old Town with some museums and historic sites. Surrounding the business district are many streets of lovely old homes.

Thank Nels C
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Had to walk off a heavy lunch at Bavarian Cafe and Old Town is right there. My favorite part was trying to figure out what businesses were in the various buildings 50 years ago.

Thank CWnut
Reviewed August 25, 2018

The Old part of Fredericksburg did not seem to offer much when we visited, except for James Monroe's birthplace and Mary Washington's home. There are a few restaurants but we found the area not very inspirational.

Thank Brian M
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Old Town Fredericksburg is an amazingly well-preserved and vital historic town. It was the boyhood home to George Washington and the most contested piece of real estate in the country during the Civil War, home to four major battles. Nearly 300 years of history, dating...More

1  Thank Tom99Conway
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Old Town Fredericksburg is a must for those who like a look into our nations historical past. the down town area is worth a side trip from the interstate system or DC.

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November 24, 2017|
Response from Bear H | Reviewed this property |
The Fredericksburg web site currently doe not list any dec events
November 24, 2017|
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Response from L G L | Reviewed this property |
They have various all over city, would recommend calling the Old Town Visitor Center for a complete list - this way you can be sure of times and dates - they are very helpful
October 15, 2017|
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Response from Sue W | Reviewed this property |
yes, most all restaurants are open and many stores.