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Top Places to Dine in Fredericksburg

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Julie Perry, Fredericksburg Area Tourism | 540-373-1776 | japerry@fredericksburgva.gov Sarah Hughes, BCF | 757-497-4811 | shughes@bcfagency.com   Top Places to Dine in Fredericksburg Here’s one thing you should never forget to bring on a trip to the Fredericksburg region – your appetite. The list of foodie-worthy restaurants and food stands in this [...]

Top 10 Reasons to Travel to Fredericksburg This Winter

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Julie Perry, Fredericksburg Area Tourism | 540-373-1776 | japerry@fredericksburgva.gov Sarah Hughes, BCF | 757-497-4811 | shughes@bcfagency.com   Top 10 Reasons to Travel to Fredericksburg This Winter   Winter arrives in Fredericksburg with great fanfare as the holiday season lights up downtown streets, followed by New Year’s celebrations and hopeful resolutions. The season [...]

FREDERICKSBURG AND STAFFORD PARTNER WITH LOCAL BUSINESSES TO PRODUCE NEW MERCHANDISE JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                   Date:  Nov. 13, 2015 Contact: Julie Perry or Tramia Jackson Phone: 540-373-1776 or 540-658-8681 Fredericksburg and Stafford, VA – Fredericksburg Economic Development & Tourism and Stafford County Economic Development & Tourism have partnered with the Fredericksburg based design company Zolo/Higashi Glaser Design, and other local businesses and artists to create a new [...]

Five Fred Fall Favorites

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Julie Perry, Fredericksburg Area Tourism | 540-373-1776 | japerry@fredericksburgva.gov Sarah Hughes, BCF | 757-497-4811 | shughes@bcfagency.com   Five Fred Fall Favorites The crisp fall air is making its debut, while the excitement of the Fredericksburg, Virginia area continues through the fall months as the leaves change to orange and yellow hues. Visitors [...]

Summer in Fred is Not Over Yet

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Julie Perry, Fredericksburg Area Tourism | 540-373-1776 | japerry@fredericksburgva.gov Sarah Hughes, BCF | 757-497-4811 | shughes@bcfagency.com   Summer in Fred is Not Over Yet There are a few more months of warm weather with plenty of outdoor activities and events left to enjoy in the Fredericksburg area to celebrate summer. It is [...]

Fredericksburg’s FOODE Wins 2015 Virginia is for Lovers Culinary Challenge

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Julie Perry, Fredericksburg Area Tourism | 540-373-1776 | japerry@fredericksburgva.gov Sarah Hughes, BCF | 757-497-4811 | shughes@bcfagency.com   Fredericksburg’s FOODE Wins 2015 Virginia is for Lovers Culinary Challenge (FREDERICKSBURG, Va., April 16, 2015) – Acclaimed Fredericksburg area restaurant FOODE is the champion of the annual “Virginia is for Lovers Culinary Challenge,” presented by [...]

Top 10 Things to Do in the Fredericksburg Area

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Julie Perry, Fredericksburg Area Tourism | 540-373-1776 | japerry@fredericksburgva.gov Sarah Hughes, BCF | 757-497-4811 | shughes@bcfagency.com Top 10 Things to Do in the Fredericksburg Area  When searching for new opportunities to get away and a timeless escape, there’s no better place than Virginia’s beautiful Fredericksburg area. Immerse yourself in the past while exploring the [...]

2014 MATPRA Story Ideas

Explore the Grapes & Grains Trail Visitors can now enjoy a unique – and spirited – escape along Fredericksburg’s Grapes & Grains Trail, featuring behind-the-scenes and up-close tours of four Fredericksburg area award-winning wineries, a brewery and a distillery. A Grapes & Grains Trail ticket includes VIP tours at six stops: Hartwood Winery, Potomac Point [...]

The Fredericksburg Area Makes Culinary Waves with Food Television Appearances

NEWS RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION: Julie Perry Fredericksburg Area Tourism | (540) 373-1776  | japerry@fredericksburgva.gov Sarah Hughes BCF | (757) 497-4811 | shughes@bcfagency.com    The Fredericksburg Area Makes Culinary Waves with Food Television Appearances Chef Joy Crump to Appear on Bravo’s “Top Chef,” following Chef Chris Kyler’s Appearance on “Food Network Star” (FREDERICKSBURG, Va., September [...]

Savor Every Bite, Every Sip and Every Celebration with Summer Festivities in the Fredericksburg Area

NEWS RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION: Julie Perry   Fredericksburg Area Tourism  |  540.373.1776  |japerry@fredericksburgva.gov Sarah Hughes BCF | 757.497.4811 | shughes@bcfagency.com Savor Every Bite, Every Sip and Every Celebration with Summer Festivities in the Fredericksburg Area Mark the calendar for the Sounds of Summer Concert Series, Father’s Day Festival, new culinary tours and Fourth of July celebrations on Ferry [...]

The Fredericksburg Area Offers New Attractions and Tours This Spring

NEWS RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION: Julie Perry   Fredericksburg Area Tourism  |  540.373.1776  | japerry@fredericksburgva.gov Sarah Hughes BCF | 757.497.4811 | shughes@bcfagency.com   The Fredericksburg Area Offers New Attractions and Tours This Spring   Enjoy new food tours, a PedalFred tour, Children’s Museum of Richmond’s newest satellite location for a perfect springtime vacation (Fredericksburg, Va., March [...]

Fredericksburg Brings Events and Entertainment This Winter

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Julie Perry   Fredericksburg Area Tourism  |  540.373.1776  | japerry@fredericksburgva.gov Kari Journigan BCF | 757.497.4811 | kjournigan@boomyourbrand.com Fredericksburg Brings Events and Entertainment This Winter   This season brings holiday festivities, a new children’s museum, performances at Riverside Dinner Theater and George Washington’s birthday celebration (Fredericksburg, Va., Dec. 10, 2013) – The Fredericksburg area [...]

Fredericksburg Heats Up This Summer with New Events and Entertainment

NEWS RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION: Julie Perry   Fredericksburg Area Tourism  |  540.373.1776  | japerry@fredericksburgva.gov Kari Journigan BCF | 757.497.4811 | kjournigan@boomyourbrand.com    Fredericksburg Heats Up This Summer with New Events and Entertainment   Celebrate July 4th at George Washington’s Ferry Farm and Beat the Heat with the Sounds of Summer Concert Series  (Fredericksburg, Va., July [...]

Fredericksburg Springs Alive With New Offerings For Visitors

NEWS RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION: Julie Perry   Fredericksburg Area Tourism  |  540.373.1776  | japerry@fredericksburgva.gov Kari Journigan BCF | 757.497.4811 | kjournigan@boomyourbrand.com   Fredericksburg Springs Alive With New Offerings For Visitors Visit This Spring to Enjoy a New Children’s Walking Tour, a Reenactment of the Battle of Chancellorsville and a New Route in the Marine Corps [...]

Fredericksburg Area Tourism Remembers the Heroes and Sacrifices of the Civil War During its Sesquicentennial Commemoration

NEWS RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION: Julie Perry   Fredericksburg Area Tourism  |  540.373.1776  | japerry@fredericksburgva.gov Kari Journigan  BCF |  757.497.4811  | kjournigan@boomyourbrand.com  (Fredericksburg, Va., Sept. 26, 2012) – 150 years ago, America was in turmoil while the North and South were at war. The Civil War ended up being the country’s greatest tragedy and no region [...]

Fredericksburg Area Fall Story Ideas

NEWS RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION: Julie Perry Fredericksburg Area Tourism | 540.373.1776 | japerry@fredericksburgva.gov Kari Journigan BCF | 757.497.4811 | kjournigan@boomyourbrand.com (Fredericksburg, Va., September 12, 2012) – The summer heat has passed and the crisp fall air is making its debut. The excitement of the Fredericksburg, Virginia area continues through the fall months as the [...]

Enjoy Locally-Grown Foods and Start Healthy Family Eating Habits at Fredericksburg’s Second Annual Family Table

NEWS RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION: Julie Perry Fredericksburg Area Tourism | 540.373.1776 | japerry@fredericksburgva.gov Lauren Wicks BCF | 757.497.4811 | lwicks@boomyourbrand.com (Fredericksburg, Va., July 18th , 2012) – There is nothing quite like the taste of fresh summer produce picked straight from the farm and served at the family table. This summer, visitors to Fredericksburg [...]

Grab a Glass and Hit the Grapes & Grains Trail This Father’s Day Weekend

(Fredericksburg, Va., June 14, 2012) – Forget the ties, books or boxes of cigars this Father’s Day. Celebrate Dad in a new way this year, with a ticket to the Grapes & Grains Trail, which will be celebrating its Grand Opening Father’s Day Weekend on June 16 & 17. The trail takes guests for behind-the-scenes [...]

Spring Events are in Full Bloom this May in the Fredericksburg Area

(Fredericksburg, Va., May 16, 2012) – With summer just around the corner, the Fredericksburg area is heating up this May with exciting events and festivities for visitors. Whether it is running in the Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon, participating in living history during the annual Spotsylvania Reenactment, or commemorating Memorial Day, the Fredericksburg area has [...]

Relive Civil War History as More than 600 Reenactors Bring the Battle of Spotsylvania to Life

(Fredericksburg, Va., May 14, 2012) – Four major Civil War battles were fought in the Fredericksburg area, including one of the deadliest of the war, the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse in May 1864. It was here where the armies of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee saw one of the most intense clashes in [...]

Honoring the Passage of 10,000 Slaves into Freedom, the Fredericksburg Area Hosts Series of Commemorative Events to Mark Historic Achievement

(Fredericksburg, Va., April 2, 2012) – The Fredericksburg area is hosting a series of events entitled “To Freedom” which are geared to celebrate the 1862 historic crossing of 10,000 area slaves into freedom. The events will include lectures, musical performances and a grand illumination lighting the path to freedom across the Rappahannock. Preliminary events scheduled [...]

The Fredericksburg Area Invites Travelers to Embark on “The Greatest Vacation in History”

(Fredericksburg, Va., March 28, 2012) – The Fredericksburg Regional Tourism Partnership, which represents the City of Fredericksburg and the Counties of Spotsylvania and Stafford recently launched a newly redeveloped website, www.VisitFred.com, which includes a new, vibrant design, more user-friendly navigation and a series of new and redeveloped travel packages. Geared to offer “The Greatest Vacation [...]

Party Like It’s 1732: Celebrate Presidents’ Day Weekend in the Fredericksburg Area With George Washington & James Monroe

(Fredericksburg, Va., January 25, 2012) – Virginia is well known to many as the “Mother of Presidents,” as eight of the 44 United States presidents have been born in the Commonwealth. However, the Fredericksburg area boasts an even more impressive feat: Founding Fathers and former presidents George Washington and James Monroe have both called the [...]

Go Behind the Bar and Beyond the Bottle at the Fredericksburg Area’s Historic Distillery

(Fredericksburg, Va., October 11, 2011) – Since colonial times, Virginians have reaped the benefits of a climate favorable for growing grapes, hops and corn, building a thriving libations industry. Today, the time-honored spirits tradition lives on in the Fredericksburg area, with numerous wineries, distilleries and breweries scattered throughout the destination. Beginning in November, spirited travelers [...]

Savor the Flavors of a Fredericksburg Summer and Gather ‘Round the Family Table

(Fredericksburg, Va., July 18, 2011) – There is nothing quite like the taste of fresh summer produce picked straight from the farm and served at the family table. This summer, visitors to Fredericksburg can enjoy the season with the first annual “Family Table” summer restaurant week and kick-off event scheduled for August 6 – 14th, [...]

Via Colori Will Take to the Streets of Fredericksburg Again This Fall

(Fredericksburg, Va., June 13, 2011) – This September, the leaves will not be the only thing changing colors in Fredericksburg. On September 24 and 25, Via Colori, a weekend-long street painting event, will return to the historic district. Last year, more than 100 artists came out to participate in the festival, and another 100 acts [...]

Explore the Outdoors at Lake Anna State Park as Virginia Celebrates 75 Years of State Parks

(Fredericksburg, Va., June 1, 2011) – In the Fredericksburg area, adults and children alike enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature at Lake Anna State Park, located in Spotsylvania County. Along with the 35 other parks throughout the Commonwealth, Lake Anna is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Virginia state park system June 13 through October [...]

Relive American History as More than 600 Reenactors Bring the Battle of Spotsylvania to Life

(Fredericksburg, Va., April 21, 2011) – Four major Civil War battles were fought in the Fredericksburg area, including one of the deadliest of the war, the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse in May 1864. It was here where the armies of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee saw one of the most intense clashes in [...]

Fredericksburg 2011 Spring Story Ideas

(Fredericksburg, Va., March 8, 2011) – Springtime provides a variety of opportunities for new experiences. When the cold of winter finally subsides and the warmth of the sun emerges anew, there is no better time to enjoy the beauty of the Fredericksburg area. Immerse yourself in area history as you stroll through the 40-block historic [...]

The Fredericksburg Area Celebrates a Hometown Hero, the “Father of Our Country,” This President’s Day

(Fredericksburg, Va., February 14, 2011) – George Washington is truly a hometown hero to the Fredericksburg, Virginia area and President’s Day is the perfect time to honor the accomplishments of the “Father of our Country” and his example of patriotism, leadership and statesmanship. In celebrating President’s Day and the Fredericksburg area’s close connection with the [...]

“Hearts are a Twitter” in the Fredericksburg Area

(Fredericksburg, Va., February 7, 2011) – This Valentine’s Day, set your heart a Twitter with the Fredericksburg area. @VisitFred wants to know – What is the perfect Valentine’s Day date? Tweet your idea of the most romantic date to @VisitFred between February 7th and February 21st for a chance to win a romantic getaway to [...]

Go Beyond the History Books During an Interactive History Lesson in Fredericksburg, Virginia

(Fredericksburg, Va., January 5, 2011) – “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George SantayanaHistory is all around us. From the battlefields that once raged with the conflict of war to the museums that house the stories of another time. In the Fredericksburg area, the stories of America’s historical struggles [...]

Indulge in the Timeless Taste of the Fredericksburg Area During the Annual Celebration of Scrumptious Cuisine

(Fredericksburg, Va., January 11, 2011) – Tempt your tastebuds with the flavors of the Fredericksburg area’s annual Restaurant Week January 14 – 24, 2011. Quaint bistros, corner delis, eclectic wine bars and historic inns present a plethora of palate pleasers with everything from fresh seafood and Colonial-inspired favorites to country cuisine and all-American favorites. During [...]

The Fredericksburg Area Ushers in the Holidays with Sparkling Celebrations, Downtown Shopping, Lively Entertainment and a Jingle Bell Wine Trail

(Fredericksburg, Va., November 22, 2010) – Breathe in the sweet and spicy scent of a Gingerbread cottage while visiting the site of the former boyhood home of our nation’s first President. Step in to an 18th-century mansion adorned with a myriad of sparkling lights and unique holiday decorations as costumed interpreters bring the past of [...]

Savor the Taste of Virginia Wine with a Trip to the Fredericksburg Area

(Fredericksburg, Va., October 12, 2010) – October is Virginia Wine Month; visit the Fredericksburg area and soak in the timeless beauty of American history, festivals and events and arts and culture amidst the rich, bold colors of changing leaves and crisp autumn air. Imagine savoring the taste of a crisp Chardonnay as you explore acres [...]

Fredericksburg, Virginia Area Launches Online Booking Service to Spur Travelers to the Region

(Fredericksburg, Va., October 5, 2010) – Planning a vacation to the Fredericksburg, Virginia area is as simple as the click of a mouse. The Fredericksburg Regional Tourism Partnership today launched FredericksburgVAcations.com, an on-line booking resource through VisitFred.com, the Greater Fredericksburg Tourism Partnership website. The new website, developed by Travelhost of Central Virginia, allows visitors to [...]

From Pastels to Paintings, Historic Fredericksburg Will Come Alive During the First Annual Via Colori

(Fredericksburg, Va., Sept. 7, 2010) – Take away the city streets with dull, blackened tar and cement. Instead, imagine walking next to roads brimming with color and bursting with originality and handcrafted designs. The streets at Riverfront Park in historic downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia will undergo such a transformation Sept. 24 – 26, as the Fredericksburg [...]

Regional Tourism Cooperative Brings Travel Booking Capability to Stafford, Spotsylvania and City Businesses

Fredericksburg, VA – Travelers looking to plan and book a visit to the greater Fredericksburg region will soon have a convenient on-line booking resource through VisitFred.com, the Greater Fredericksburg Tourism Partnership website. Travelhost of Central VA responded successfully to a call from the tourism partnership to provide vacation/travel packaging services via VisitFred.com and a new [...]

The Fredericksburg Area Announces Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemorations

(Fredericksburg, Va., June 17, 2010) – It has been 150 years since the nation was held tight in the grips of the Civil War, however the echoes of battle’s bravery still ring loud and true today. The service and sacrifice of the soldiers of the Civil War charted the course of American history. To commemorate [...]

When the Final Bell Has Rung and Summer has Begun, the Fredericksburg Area Offers Activities Perfect for Children of Any Age

Creepy, crawly critters, hayrides, pumpkin patches and theatrical performances geared especially for kids – the Fredericksburg, VA area is an ideal place for family travel, offering a variety of “kid-friendly” activities. The school year is coming to an end and children are excited to get out of the classroom and enjoy their summer vacation. What [...]

Metro Riders Travel Through History to the Fredericksburg Area this April

Metro Riders Travel Through History to the Fredericksburg Area this April Art, history and free garden tours await in the Fredericksburg area, located 50 miles south of Washington D.C. Fredericksburg, Va., April 15, 2010) – This April, Metro Center takes a step back in time. From April 1st through April 30th, Metro riders will discover [...]

From Past to Present, the Women of the Fredericksburg Area Make Their Mark on American History

(Fredericksburg, Va., March 9, 2010) – Wearing a jeweled crown and the coveted title of “Miss America,” Fredericksburg native Caressa Cameron dreams big. The 22-year-old captured top honors at the 89th Annual Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas and now is embarking on a year-long journey fulfilling the mission of the Miss America organization. But [...]

Taste the Timeless Flavors and Recipes that make this Region Famous

(Fredericksburg, Va., January 13, 2010) – Embark down the Fredericksburg area’s “Road to Salivation” to experience fresh local ingredients, light sauces, and daily pastas during the 5th Annual Restaurant Week from January 21 – February 1, 2010. Quaint bistros, corner delis, fragrant bakeries and Tuscan kitchens showcase the best cuisine of the area with magnificent [...]

Fredericksburg Area Fall Story Ideas

(Fredericksburg, Va., September 1, 2009) – Imagine – savoring the taste of a crisp Chardonnay as you explore acres of lush vineyards. Teeing off on championship-caliber courses and reveling in the perfect drive. Treading lightly through the grounds of long ago battle, feeling the presence of those who’ve gone before you. Experience fall in the [...]

Experience Modern Luxury and Historical Charm at the New Courtyard Fredericksburg

(Fredericksburg, Va., August 27, 2009) – Are you a history buff who appreciates modern conveniences? Look no further. Downtown Fredericksburg’s newest addition, the Courtyard by Marriott Fredericksburg Historic District, includes a timeless blend of American heritage and contemporary eateries, boutique shops, flexible meeting space and luxurious accommodations.On July 3, the Courtyard by Marriott opened its [...]

Fredericksburg Area Features Cost-Saving Incentives for D.C. Travelers

(Fredericksburg, Va., April 8, 2009) – In today’s tough economy, experiencing the Fredericksburg area’s age-old treasures has just become even more friendly on the wallet. From April through July, travelers who present a valid D.C. Metro Card will receive a 50% discount off the purchase of a Timeless Ticket, your guide to the Fredericksburg area’s [...]

Fredericksburg Area Spring Story Ideas

(Fredericksburg, Va., February 19, 2009) – With warm weather on the horizon, it’s time to pack away the winter coats and snow shovels, and head outdoors to experience springtime treasures. Experience outdoor adventure, historical commemorations and springtime holiday traditions in the Fredericksburg area. Delight in Irish culture during a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Feel the [...]

Approximately 9,000 Runners Race to Finish Line during the Fredericksburg Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon

(Fredericksburg, Va., February 10, 2009) – Runners will line up this May in historic Fredericksburg, Va to race to the finish during the 2nd Annual Marine Corps Historic Half marathon. Founded by the organizers of the famed Marine Corps Marathon, the half marathon will be held May 17, 2009. A complete line-up of events is [...]

Experience Timeless Treasures While Sampling Winter Events in the Fredericksburg area

(Fredericksburg, Va., February 10, 2009) – Outdoor adventure, romantic celebrations and a birthday extravaganza headline the Fredericksburg area’s event schedule this winter. Indulge in a Virginia wine to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a presidential birthday celebrations at area museums and attractions and wish George Washington a happy 277 years. The Fredericksburg area celebrates local culture [...]

The Fredericksburg Area Invites Inauguration Attendees to Experience “Timeless” Historical Treasures

(Fredericksburg, Va., January 13, 2009) – As America and its citizens prepare to inaugurate the nation’s 44th President, travelers are busy making preparations to flock to the nation’s capital to witness this truly timeless event. Located just one hour from D.C., the Fredericksburg area is a hub for American history, welcoming visitors to its area [...]

Embark Down the “Road to Salivation” During Fredericksburg’s Annual Restaurant Week

(Fredericksburg, Va., December 19, 2008) – Experience the timeless taste of Fredericksburg. Enjoy fresh local ingredients, light sauces, and fresh-made daily pasta at one of the Top 10 “farm to table” restaurants in the United States. Savor a great Virginia wine at an eclectic wine bar situated in an historical downtown area. Sip a sudsy [...]

The Fredericksburg Area Rekindles the Past with Sparkling Historical Holiday Celebrations

(Fredericksburg, Va., November 19, 2008) – Explore the seasonal architecture of a Gingerbread cottage while visiting the site of the former boyhood home of our nation’s first President. Breathe in the spicy scent. Step in to an 18th-century mansion and be greeted by a myriad of sparkling lights and unique holiday decorations as costumed interpreters [...]

This Halloween, the Fredericksburg Area Dares Visitors to Walk Among the Dearly Departed

(Fredericksburg, Va., October 14, 2008) – You are forewarned – step warily through the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, the site of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War where Generals Burnside and Lee led more than 170,000 soldiers into battle one bitter December day in 1862. As you explore these Civil [...]

Fredericksburg Area, Virginia Fall Story Ideas

(Fredericksburg, Va., September 10, 2008) – Experience fall in the Fredericksburg area and soak in the timeless beauty of American history, festivals and events and arts and culture amidst the rich, bold colors of changing leaves and crisp autumn air. Tee-off on award winning golf courses, explore Mediterranean-style wineries and enjoy the excitement of a [...]

Fredericksburg Announces New “Timeless Ticket”

(Fredericksburg, Va., August 14, 2008) – Experience the Fredericksburg area’s age-old treasures with a new discounted admission pass, the Timeless Ticket. Stroll though exquisite galleries and gardens. Learn what it really means to mind your P’s and Q’s. Walk in the footsteps of Fredericksburg’s most famous lawyer who later became an American President. Immerse yourself [...]

Historic Fredericksburg Celebrates Independence Day with Stars, Stripes and a Salute to Hometown Heroes

(Fredericksburg, Va., June 10, 2008) – The skies over the Rappahannock will burst with the colors of patriotism when the Fredericksburg Area hosts Independence Day celebrations featuring fireworks, music festivals, patriotic parades, and even a wine tasting. To kick off the festivities, the 4th Annual Stars and Stripes Spectacular on June 29th in Spotsylvania promises [...]

Fredericksburg Area Celebrates President’s Day with George Washington’s Family and Friends

(Fredericksburg, Va., January 28, 2008) – To the nation, February 18th or President’s Day, means honoring the accomplishments of George Washington, the “Father of our Country” and his example of patriotism, leadership and statesmanship. But to the Fredericksburg area, it means celebrating a hometown hero. In celebrating President’s Day and the Fredericksburg Area’s close connection [...]

Fredericksburg, Va. Area Stokes Romantic Fires With Sites, Stories of Timeless Love

(Fredericksburg, Va., January 24, 2008) – The Fredericksburg area was once considered a strategic location during the Civil War, but is now thought of as a strategic destination for couples looking for a romantic Valentine’s Day or weekend get-away, a place where stories and sites of timeless and enduring love will stir your romantic fires [...]

Delight in Succulent Specials During Fredericksburg’s “Road to Salivation” Restaurant Week

(Fredericksburg, Va., January 7, 2008) – ”One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” ~Luciano Pavarotti and William Wright, Pavarotti, My Own Story. And there is no better time and place to stop than the city [...]

Relive Timeless Tales of Family, Love and War this Holiday in the Fredericksburg Area

(Fredericksburg, Va., December 5, 2007) – Visit the Fredericksburg Area and you may just find yourself transported to another era. At the Rising Sun Tavern, discover the home built by Charles Washington, George Washington’s brother, which later operated as the only “proper” tavern in the bustling city of Fredericksburg. Experience period furnishings and tavern wenches [...]

Ghosts, Goblins, Ghouls, Oh My! The Supernatural Scares up a Hauntingly Good Time in Fredericksburg, the Most Haunted City, Per Capita, in the U.S.

(Fredericksburg, Va., October 18, 2007) – This Halloween, there’s no need to stretch the imagination. The paranormal is here in the Fredericksburg area. With a past that stretches back to pre-Colonial times and a Civil War legacy of four major battles that claimed over 100,000 casualties, it is no wonder that Fredericksburg has been called [...]

Fall for Fredericksburg this Columbus Day

(Fredericksburg, Va., September 25, 2007) – Breathe in the crisp air. Enjoy the red and gold foliage that blankets the trees. With the fall season finally here, the Fredericksburg Area invites visitors to enjoy the great outdoors, mild temperatures and myriad of activities this Columbus Day weekend, just like our forefathers did.Christopher Columbus would want [...]

Offering Golfers Stunning Play Amid Historic Sites, Fredericksburg Area Scores a Hole in One

(Fredericksburg, Va., June 21, 2007) – Freedom didn’t always ring in the Fredericksburg Area. Between 1862 and 1864, the area standing midway between Washington D.C., capital of the Union, and Richmond, capital of the Confederacy, had seen the bloodiest battles between the North and South. Today, the remains of the battle grounds offer golfers a [...]

Historic Fredericksburg Area Hosts Star-Spangled Celebrations Fourth of July Weekend

(Fredericksburg, Va., June 18, 2007) – Locals and visitors looking to celebrate the nation’s independence will have a number of opportunities next month. The Fredericksburg area, home to Presidents George Washington and James Monroe, promises the best in family entertainment with free events, great music, fun in the sun and breathtaking fireworks creating a patriotic [...]

Fredericksburg Area’s Cannon Ridge Golf Club Hosts Charitable Tournament and Exhibition with PGA Tour Star John Daly

(Stafford, Va., May 8, 2007) – Ever dreamed of watching John “The Lion” Daly hit a 399-yard drive live and in person? Cannon Ridge Golf Course, a Golf Digest top 10 public course in Stafford, is offering visitors a rare opportunity to witness the five time-winner of PGA Tour events, winner of the 1991 PGA [...]

Four Hundred Years of our Nation’s History Comes Alive in Spotsylvania County

(Spotsylvania, Va., April 23, 2007) – Have you ever wanted to learn the art of a silversmith? Learn the skill of rope making? Try your hand at making a doll or play some antique games? Visitors to Spotsylvania are invited to experience “A Day in the Life” and participate in the same activities our ancestors [...]

Fredericksburg, Virginia in Brief

Downtown Fredericksburg, a Unique Sense of Place Leave behind “Everywhere U.S.A.” when you visit Fredericksburg’s 50-block historic district, which offers something for everyone:  rich architectural fabric, tree-lined, brick sidewalks, and over 100 unique specialty shops.  Antique dealers and specialty shops offer friendly, personalized service. A thriving artists community, with galleries and monthly exhibit openings. Carriage [...]

Fredericksburg, Virginia: Scene of Four Major Civil War Battles and Lee’s Greatest Victory

Fredericksburg, VA—The Fredericksburg, Virginia area, the boyhood home of George Washington, is equally well-known for its colonial and Civil War past. In fact, if George were to return to today, he would recognize many buildings in the Fredericksburg 40-block National Historic District, still standing despite bombardment and occupation during the Civil War and nearby Falmouth.  [...]

Downtown Fredericksburg’s A Haven for Arts and Artists

Downtown Fredericksburg has an esthetic that is appealing to the artist’s soul.  The architecture in downtown, proximity to urban areas, an enthusiastic market for original artwork, and the community of kindred spirits for support and inspiration has combined to give rise to a remarkably active arts community.  The 18th and early 19th century buildings along [...]

When You Travel Through America’s Past, Bring A Pass

There’s an amazing assortment of places to see in Fredericksburg, each with a story to tell. Sights you’ll encounter during your visit to Fredericksburg range from a sassy tavern wench, to a dinosaur’s footprint, an early 20th century artist’s Impressionist works, to a simple stone wall that was a focal point in a tumultuous Civil [...]

Fredericksburg Area Gardens Present A Splash of Spring Color

As winter’s chill disappears, springtime bulbs, flowering trees and grassy meadows burst with springtime color, ready to greet visitors and lift the spirits.  Many of Fredericksburg’s historic sites have gardens that are an additional attraction to guests. Some of those gardens include: Kenmore Kenmore, a plantation house built in the 1770s by George Washington’s sister [...]

Fredericksburg Area Offers Chance to Win Free Gas for a Year Through Exclusive “Get Around To It” Contest

(Fredericksburg, Va., March 27, 2007) – Have you ever said, “I would love to relive history and visit the Spotsylvania Battlefields,” or “I’ve always wanted to taste a new vintage at Stafford’s Hartwood Winery?” Did you know that the “Crossroads of the Civil War” is right in your backyard or that an 18-hole championship course [...]

Spring is Almost Here! Fredericksburg to Splash with Color During Historic Garden Week

(Fredericksburg, Va., March 7, 2007) – In just a few months, blossoms of purple and gold crocuses will unearth themselves for the first time showing that spring is near. Gardens of magnolias and roses radiating hues of pinks, purples, oranges, corals, peaches and whites will greet visitors to a land of pastels. Horticulture enthusiasts will [...]

Home to the Nation’s First and Fifth Presidents, the Fredericksburg Area Celebrates Presidents’ Day with Festivities, Special Discounts at Local Attractions

(Fredericksburg, Va., February 6, 2007) – On February 19th, the nation will reflect on the accomplishments of our presidential leaders. Of the 43, George Washington, leader of America’s Continental Army, was the first to gain this nation’s independence during the Revolutionary War with Britain. The fifth U.S. President, James Monroe, became known for his victory [...]

Enchant Your Loved One this Valentine’s Day in Historic Fredericksburg

(Fredericksburg, Va., January 17, 2006) – Someone once said that a diamond is forever and signifies one person’s love for another. However, love and romance are much more than that; they are timeless. They are stories that people tell each other, holding hands for comfort, or just spending quiet, uninterrupted time with one other. The [...]

Fredericksburg Timeless Advertising Campaign Generates $31.3 Million in Visitor Spending

(Spotsylvania, Virginia, January 10, 2006) – Fredericksburg Area Tourism today announced the results of a recent survey to measure the effectiveness of its 18-month-old Fredericksburg™ Timeless. advertising campaign versus the previous campaign conducted during 2003 – 2004. The survey, conducted by Ontario-based research firm, Longwoods International in September and October, 2006, found increases of 62 [...]

Indulge in Savory Chef Specials at Fredericksburg’s “Road to Salivation” Restaurant Week

(Fredericksburg, Va., December 20, 2006) – Some of our nation’s most prestigious leaders, Presidents George Washington and James Monroe, knew a thing or two about good food during their terms and gave Fredericksburg dining two forks up. The leaders of the Confederate and Union armies, when in a “civil” mood, also enjoyed the area’s dining [...]

Historic Fredericksburg Area Offers New Marine Corps Museum Visitors Civil War Battlefields, Cemeteries

(Fredericksburg, Va., November 7, 2006) – On November 13, the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Va., will open its doors to 100,000 square feet of state-of-the art Marine Corps exhibits, world-class contemporary architecture and compelling stories of duty and honor. Through these facets, visitors will learn about the history and evolution of [...]

New Movie Reveals Untold Civil War Stories

National Park Service Unveils First Film DepictingLives of Civilians and Slaves During the Battle of Fredericksburg Fredericksburg, VA- By all accounts the battles of America’s Civil War tremendously affected the lives of soldiers and their families. What most people are not aware of, however, are the tumultuous times that civilians and African-Americans, free and slave, [...]

Fredericksburg Area Tourism’s 2005 Annual Report

Fredericksburg, VA – Fredericksburg Area Tourism has published its 2005 Annual Report, which details continuing success of the regional tourism effort. Among the highlights noted in the report: Taxes collected on tourism activities (hotel rooms, meals, etc.) lowered the tax bill for every person in The Fredericksburg Area (Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Stafford County) by $40.24. [...]

Fun for Kids in the Fredericksburg Area

Fredericksburg, VA – As summer approaches, the Fredericksburg Area offers exciting activities for children to enjoy with their families. Whether it’s historical explorations, performing arts, or messy activities, there is sure to be something to capture the imagination of children at any age! The living history tours at the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop on Caroline [...]

Fredericksburg Area Museum Uncovers Facts on Furniture of the Past

Fredericksburg, VA – Exciting information regarding furniture originally thought to have been made in Williamsburg shows that it was actually made right here in the Fredericksburg Area. Now the region can be seen as a powerhouse in the furniture industry. Celebrate the Fredericksburg Area’s craftsmanship at the British Heritage, American Style: Decorative Arts of the [...]

New Facilities For Meetings And Events Available In The Fredericksburg Area

Fredericksburg, Va. – The Fredericksburg Area has recently added more than 100,000 square feet of space for meetings and events. This new space includes a variety of spaces from small, intimate rooms to an 80,000-square-foot hall. The Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center is scheduled to open in January, 2006 and is now accepting date requests. [...]

Celebrate the Holidays with The Fredericksburg Area

Fredericksburg, Va. – It’s that time again; time to celebrate the holiday season.  And The Fredericksburg Area offers innumerable ways for friends and family to partake in the festivities.  Here is just a sampling of the holiday special events in The Fredericksburg Area: The DowntownFredericksburg Open House kicks off the season with food, music, dancing [...]

The Battle of Fredericksburg Reenactment Set For December 10 & 11

Fredericksburg, Va. –  The 143rd Anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg will be marked by a reenactment of the battle during the weekend of December 10 & 11, 2005. The reenactors of the 47th Virginia, Company I, are sponsoring the events, in conjunction with Fredericksburg Area Tourism, the National Park Service and George Washington’s Fredericksburg [...]

Museum Growth Encourages Acquisition of Historic Bank Building

FREDERICKSBURG, VA. ─ Three floors overflowing. Just 15% of the permanent collection on display. More than 20,000 visitors a year. There is no doubt that the Fredericksburg Area Museum has grown by leaps and bounds in just 15 years! According to Edwin W. Watson, President & CEO of the Museum since its founding, the growth [...]

Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center

Founded: 1985 Opened: 1988Fully Accredited: 1995 Mission:To collect, interpret and present the history of the Fredericksburg area to all the people of the Fredericksburg area and the people who visit here Distinctions: Housed in the second oldest Historic Town Hall in continuous use in the nation Our market square is one of few remaining market [...]

The Dog Days Of Summer (And Cat Days, Too) Come To Fredericksburg

FREDERICKSBURG, VA – Fredericksburg has gone to the dogs…and to the cats as well! Pawsitively Fredericksburg! turned loose a pack of local artists, and the results are 41 artist-created dog and cat sculptures throughout the historic downtown area of Fredericksburg. The dogs and cats, which each stand about 3′ tall, have each developed a separate [...]

Fredericksburg Regional Hospitality Council Honors Local Tourism Industry Members

Fredericksburg, VA – The Fredericksburg Regional Hospitality Council (FRHC) honored local tourism industry members today at its Annual Awards Luncheon. The banquet was held at 12:00 noon at the Holiday Inn Select of Fredericksburg. During this National Tourism Week, many individuals were recognized for their outstanding efforts in service to the industry. “As a council, [...]

Historic Civil War Site ‘Reclaimed’ From Development

FREDERICKSBURG, VA – The Sunken Road, site of some of the most significant fighting during the Civil War’s Battle of Fredericksburg, VA, has been reclaimed from development and will be rededicated at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 29, 2005. The rededication ceremony is free and open to the public. “”The Sunken Road is probably the single [...]

Annual Report Available On-Line For Regional Tourism Marketing

Download the Fredericksburg 2004 Annual Report.   Fredericksburg, VA—A perspective on regional tourism marketing activities for 2004, showing advertising, group tour, golf marketing, public relations and research results is now available online.   “We have a responsibility to our governing bodies and travel and tourism partners to show the results of their investment,” said David [...]

City Employee Honored For Tourism Promotion Efforts

Richmond, VA— The high standards of customer and industry service of a City of Fredericksburg employee have been recognized by Governor Mark Warner as part of the Virginia Governor’s Conference on Tourism. Lura N. Hill, an 18-year employee of the Fredericksburg Department of Tourism and Business Development was named “2005 Tourism Promotion Organization Agency Employee [...]

FREDERICKSBURG AREA TOURISM CHOOSES BCF

(Richmond, Va., February 23, 2005) – BCF, an integrated marketing communications agency with offices in Richmond and Virginia Beach has been selected to provide marketing communications services to boost travel and tourism to the Fredericksburg area. Fredericksburg Area Tourism announced the selection of BCF after a four-month search. Fredericksburg Area Tourism, a tourism marketing cooperative [...]

Fredericksburg Area Tourism Adopts An Enduring Theme

FREDERICKSBURG, VA — The ancient ones who settled on the banks of the Rappahannock River 12,000 years ago knew it. The Colonial-era citizens who helped build a new nation knew it. Even the founders of a world-famous frozen custard stand knew it. They all knew that there was something quite special about the Fredericksburg Area. [...]