Avery Ballet Studio | Strayer College-Fredericksburg Campus | Snowden At Fredericksburg Inc |
Fredericksburg is located 48 miles SW of Washington D.C. along Interstate 95 on the banks of the Rapidan River in the Eastern Region of the state. Fredericksburg was officially founded in 1728, even though settlers had built a fort as early as 1676. Its location in a valley at the head of navigation on the Rappahannock River led to the city's becoming a prosperous port. The Fredericksburg Market Square Fair, held in May, features Colonial and contemporary craftsmen, preservation activities, music, food and children's activities. Two historic scenic routes run from Fredericksburg -- Hwy 3 leads down the Northern Neck past several historic sites of interest, and Hwy 17 follows the Rappahannock River to Tappahannock and Gloucester, crosses the York River and goes on to Williamsburg via the Colonial Parkway.
History Fredericksburg Courthouse | George Washington Masonic Museum | Mary Washington Monument and Grave |
Public Libraries Central Rappahannock Regional Library |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Best Western Thunderbird Inn | Royal Inn Motel | Sheraton Fredericksburg Inn Convention Ctr. |
Museum Civil War Life - The Soldier's Museum | Fredericksburg National Military Park |
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09/17 Coming to The area
National Cherry Blossom Festival Washington DC March20-April14 The nation’s greatest springtime celebration unites for four spectacular weekends including the Cherry Blossom Parade.
Pork in the Park BBQ Festival Salisbury MD April19-21 Follow your nose to the Pork in the Park BBQ Festival. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this Eastern Shore staple will be served up April 19-21st at Salisbury's WinterPlace Park.
Galena Dogwood Festival Galena MD May4 The annual Galena Dogwood Festival is will take place throughout Galena. The parade will have a War of 1812 theme.
Dover Days Festival Dover DE May3-5 As one of the longest running festivals in the state of Delaware, Dover Days dates back to 1933. What started as a garden tour staged by the Dover Garden Club, has now become an annual time to remember First State heritage with community spirit and an entertaining festival of family events.
Dover Days Festival Dover DE May3-5 You can claim Dover, Delaware, the capital city of the First State, as your state capital during the 80th anniversary celebration of the Dover Days Festival!.
Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival West Friendship MD May4-5 A fun-filled weekend of live animals, crafts and supplies, entertainment and more.