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Fredericksburg Area Museum

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Much more than anticipated

From the outside, you would not necessarily expect to see so much packed into this museum. Three... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
alyssad44
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Time well spent

We went for the traveling exhibit on water from the Smithsonian but were quite pleased to see the... read more

Reviewed February 9, 2018
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The FAM, housed in historic Town Hall/ Market House (c. 1816), has been part of the fabric of community life throughout the Fredericksburg area for nearly three decades. It tells the stories of the Fredericksburg community and regions, from the...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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907 Princess Anne St, Old Town Hall and Market House, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5821
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+1 540-371-3037
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the outside, you would not necessarily expect to see so much packed into this museum. Three floors, history galore and even a special exhibit from a local artist. Go at your own pace — it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to a couple...More

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Reviewed February 9, 2018

We went for the traveling exhibit on water from the Smithsonian but were quite pleased to see the rest of the exhibits as well. It’s history not covered by other venues in town, with a very “local” flavor. The story of the flu epidemic, the...More

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Reviewed January 20, 2018

A small museum that does an excellent job presenting Fredericksburg since the seventeen hundreds. The displays are not overwhelming, but make the point. Its location and the Market Square really add to its significance. How nice that it is not a 20 th Century structure...More

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Reviewed January 13, 2018

My 11 yr-old twins love this museum. Lots to see, lots to interest them. We visit every 1 - 2 years, whenever we come to the Fredericksburg area on vacation. Interesting for adults, but is really eye-catching and interesting for the kids.

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Reviewed January 12, 2018

Great museum filled with local history. The building itself is a wonderful attraction with changing exhibits centrally located in downtown Fredericksburg

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Reviewed January 6, 2018

The Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center -- now the Fredericksburg Area Museum -- struggled mightily financially and was forced to vacate its space and close down. It has been resurrected in a nearby location, and the current exhibits reflect interesting and informative material about...More

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Reviewed January 5, 2018

I took visitors from the mid-west as part of their Fredericksburg visit. It was an hour well spent and they learned much about local history. Thanks for a nice museum.

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Reviewed January 5, 2018

FAM has don a great job reinventing itself. Great displays and layout. FAM hosts great outdoor concerts Friday nights during the summer months.

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Thank Doris M
Reviewed January 5, 2018

I went to check out this museum on a whim, and I was surprised by how much I actually enjoyed it. It's a smaller museum, but it does have three levels. Throughout the museum there are many interesting things to look at and read. If...More

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Reviewed January 5, 2018

Love this little gem in the middle of Fredericksburg. Located in the heart of the city in a historic building, FAM is a great place to take visiting family members and also great for repeat visits, as the exhibits will change and new items are...More

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