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Thornburg, VA 22565
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Christ Church served as a hospital during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, and still bears scars received from shelling during that battle.
The original Spotsylvania Courthouse sustained damage during the Civil War necessitated major repairs in 1870. By 1900, the building was declared unsafe and a new, enlarged building of similar design was constructed on the site. The orriginal Doric columns were salvaged and put in place. In 1964, the wing on the southwest corner was added to house government offices.
The final resting place of nearly 600 Confederate soldiers who gabe their lives in the battlefields of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, The Wilderness and Spotsylvania.
This remarkable building was once a popular inn noted for hospitality. At one time, there was a large stone in front of the Inn. It had been used by the Indians to grind their corn, and has since been moved to the Dabney Farm, the home of John R. Alrich. In history, it has also served as a school, post office and tavern, and during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, as headquarters for General Jubal Early. It was also an observation point for General Robert E. Lee during this battle.
This historic battlefield offers walking and self-guided driving tours of its 20 acres of beautiful grounds.
Built along the Rappahannock River by Colonel William Dangerfield, this plantation was modest sized by the standards of the time, yet still very prosperous. A variety of fun activities for children, such as a corn maze and a pumpkin patch, are scheduled during the year. They are open November to mid-April.
George Washington's Ferry Farm is the place where George Washington grew up and spent his childhood till the age of twenty. Washington also received his formal education in the neighborhood around this house. The George Washington's Ferry Farm is believed to have burnt down and remains of some of the artifacts from the house have been found here later. However, the place has now been restored and there are guided tours which give you information on the place as they take you around. The grounds also have a museum within it, which has things from Washington's childhood. To know more, check the website.
Total land area at this lovely park is 2,058 acres with eight and a half miles of shoreline. Many recreational activities are available such as boating, picnic areas, over 13 miles of wooded hiking trails, a guarded swimming beach, a children
Fredericksburg has a rich cultural heritage and history. The Historic Old Town is a great place to start your explorations of the town. With a visitor center on site, you can sign up for walks or pick up brochures and do some exploring on your own. The charming houses, lanes and quaint shops, galleries and restaurants ensures that you'll spend a nice afternoon finding the best the town has to offer. You can even pick up some lovely souvenirs to take with you from one of the little souvenir and antique shops peppering the area.
Administered by the University of Mary Washington, the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library is dedicated to the life of James Monroe and his family. The museum houses a collection of more than 1,600 artifacts that were passed on by the descendants of the 5th President of the United States during the initiation of the museum in 1927. Today, the museum not only houses these artifacts but also more than 10,000 historic documents and 3,000 volumes of books inside its library. The museum and the library is open throughout the year.
Kenmore, one of the finest 18th- century houses in Virginia, lies in the heart of historic Fredericksburg. The house was built by patriot Fielding Lewis (who built a gunnery during the Revolutionary War to arm the Continental Army) for his wife, Betty, the sister of George Washington. It contains the most elaborate plasterwork to survive from colonial America. Ceilings at Kenmore were made by the same unidentified "stucco man" who worked at Mount Vernon.
Built on land once owned by George Washington, this gambrel-roof, Revolutionary era historic house museum contains a fine collection of 18th century porcelains, glass, furniture, and artwork. The home is open during Garden Week, the first week in October, and by appointment.