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Address: 907 Princess Anne St, Old Town Hall and Market House, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Phone Number:
+1 540-371-3037
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Thu - Mon 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

This museum houses an impressive collection of local documents, artwork and...

This museum houses an impressive collection of local documents, artwork and artifacts from the Fredericksburg.

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Pretty good museum

This is a good museum for a town the size of Fredericksburg. I would have preferred more pre-founding to pre-Revolution material with more personal anecdotes from the time period... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2015
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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87 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2015

This attraction has closed due to the lack of funds. They are trying to work out something for the future. It was an interesting but rather dry museum. Many other better venues in Fredericksburg.

Thank CWOKen
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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573 reviews
274 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

This was going to be ur number one stop in Fredericksburg because we love history and culture. But it closed in April, supposedly due to financial reasons, and is apparently only open for special events. What a shame.

Thank cfuller603
Orange, Virginia
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369 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2015

Had a great time learning more about the history of Fredericksburg. Quite extensive and will easily fill up a morning or afternoon, especially if it's raining.

Thank 414Bookworm
Wilton, Connecticut
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136 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2015

CLOSED - there is a sign on the door that says it is closed and then we opened the door and the lady inside said they were closed due to lack of funding and they didn't know when they would reopen. But, amazingly, they did have enough money to keep the air conditioning going strong.

1 Thank Julia H
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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351 reviews
207 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2015

your general local museum in very historical area. many civil war items, George Washington tributes, sadly not much attention paid to the original settlers and almost no natural history

Thank uckbuck
Fredericksburg, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Great place to see and learn about the history of Fredericksburg. Professional in look and feel. Like a much larger, big city Museum. Enjoyed my visit.

Thank miggyp
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3,309 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3,893 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2015 via mobile

This is a good museum for a town the size of Fredericksburg. I would have preferred more pre-founding to pre-Revolution material with more personal anecdotes from the time period, but it was decent. Don't forget to go to the building across the street that's part of the museum, too. It was very interesting and included more of the early time... More 

1 Thank QuickWhitTravel
Jane B, Public Relations Manager at Fredericksburg Area Museum, responded to this review

Hi WhiO5214, Thank you so much for your review! Your comments mean a great deal to us. We are always expanding our collection and seeking objects that tell the complete story of Fredericksburg and the Rappahannock Region. We also endeavor to have programs and events that tell those individual stories that we can’t fit on our exhibit walls. We invite... More 

Bartlett, Illinois
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46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2014

Wonderful museum and spent lots of time reading and learning about the town and the battles of Fredericksburg. Love it.

Thank butterfly912
Owings Mills, Maryland
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517 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 441 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2014

After our guided walking tour, our guide suggested we go to the museum and I am glad he did. The museum was well done and had many floor to explore and once you're finished you can go over to the cultural center and check out their exhibits. Well worth the visit!

Thank Judy J
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468 reviews
214 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Museum is in two buildings, and you can start at either one. One is more colonial and revolutionary war. The other is more civil war and contemporary. Prices are $7 and lower depending what discounts you get. Students are $2. Good overview with Masonic displays from Washington's time, lots of civil war memorabilia, colonial furniture--something for everyone. My wife and... More 

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