50 Things to do in Fredericksburg, VA

You may know Fredericksburg for its Colonial and Civil War history. The area is definitely full of museums and battlefields. But there are some unique adventures in Fredericksburg that may be news to you. If you are planning a day trip to Fredericksburg or just passing through, you’ll have to check out these fifty things to do. If you live in the area, this is a great checklist of things to do. How many of these spots have you visited? Get ready to have tons of fun in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

  1. Gather information about the area at the Fredericksburg Visitor Center
  2. Orient yourself by taking a trolley tour
  3. Learn about tavern life at Rising Sun Tavern
  4. Participate in Fredericksburg’s Otter Scavenger Hunt
  5. Take a carriage ride through downtown Fredericksburg
  6. Grab a huge slice of pizza from Benny Vitali’s
  7. Go back in time with Fredericksburg Area Museum’s Dinosaur Stomp
  8. Eat Virginia-style BBQ at Allman’s, a Top-5 Best BBQ Restaurant in Virginia
  9. Create your own bubble tea at Bubble Bee
  10. Find Gary the Goose at the City Dock
  11. Gobble gelato or try a new drink at Italian Station
  12. Try a homemade pop-tart from Ike and Rita’s
  13. Spot turtles along the Rappahannock River Heritage Trail and Canal Path
  14. Browse the large collection of used books at Riverby Books
  15. Take a class at Liberty Town Arts Center
  16. Pick out a new comic book at Gateway Comics and Toys
  17. Rent a canoe at Motts Run Reservoir
  18. Sample some new peanut butter flavors at Sprelly’s
  19. Race on your roller-skates at the outdoor roller hockey rink at Dixon Park
  20. Play an arcade game at Reclaim Arcade
  21. Create at the Central Rappahannock Library’s IdeaSpace
  22. Pet a real opossum at Possum-bilities
  23. Dip your feet in the stream at Alum Spring Park
  24. Take a picture of the LOVE sign at Hurkamp Park
  25. Enjoy the river views at Old Mill Park
  26. Grab a lunch at Eileen’s Bakery
  27. Go tubing down the Rappahannock River with Virginia Outdoors
  28. Spy a leech at Hugh Mercer Apothecary
  29. Chomp on a doughnut from Freddy Donuts
  30. Splash at Riverfront Park’s water feature
  31. Walk in the footsteps of George Washington’s sister at Historic Kenmore
  32. Savor a new chocolate flavor at FAVOR
  33. Walk the new Civil Rights Trail
  34. Have a custard cone at the iconic Carl’s Frozen Custard
  35. Watch a Fred Nat’s baseball game
  36. Go antique shopping in downtown Fredericksburg
  37. Visit Mary Washington’s House to see where the mother of George Washington spent her last 17 years
  38. Walk the Sky Trail at Fun Land
  39. Hide in the bamboo at Kenmore Park
  40. Eat a smash burger at Eats Burger
  41. Learn about the 5th president at the James Monroe Museum
  42. Walk along the Sunken Road at the Fredericksburg Battlefield
  43. Go on a “hidden gems” tour with Traipse
  44. Observe and Indian Punch Bowl near Ficklen Island
  45. Shop at the Fredericksburg Food Co-op, a community-owned grocery
  46. Pick fresh fruit at Braehead Farm
  47. Take a FREE “Around the Town” Trolley ride: Fri., June 2 to Sat., September 2, 2023 (5:30-8:30 pm)
  48. Lick a hand-dipped ice cream cone from Abner B’s
  49. Find the steps where Abraham Lincoln stood
  50. Visit the Made in Virginia Store on Caroline Street

Don’t forget to check out our list of 50 Things to do in Spotsylvania County, VA.

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