National Marine Corps Museum

Updated 6/28/2022 The National Museum of the Marine Corps (NMMC) is a lasting tribute to U.S. Marines–past, present, and future. It opened November 10, 2006. It presents history as seen through the eyes of Marines. Spanning the country’s history from our birth in 1775 through the end of the Vietnam War, the Museum traces theContinue reading “National Marine Corps Museum”

High Bridge Trail State Park

High Bridge Trail is 31 miles long and ideally suited for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. Once a rail bed, the trail is wide, level and generally flat. Its finely crushed limestone surface and dimensions make it easy to enjoy. The park’s centerpiece is the majestic High Bridge, which is more than 2,400 feet longContinue reading “High Bridge Trail State Park”

Strawberry Picking at Miller Farms Market

Locust Grove Miller Farms is a small multigenerational farm in Locust Grove, Virginia. They have Pick Your Own Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Pumpkins, and Choose and Cut Christmas Trees. They also offer a variety of products in their market. Location: 12101 Orange Plank Road, Locust Grove, VA 22508 (~17 miles from Fredericksburg) Hours: Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm, Saturday:Continue reading “Strawberry Picking at Miller Farms Market”

Gold Mining Camp Museum at Monroe Park

The Gold Mining Camp Museum at Monroe Park is the only museum in Virginia solely dedicated to the history of gold and gold mining. Monroe Park and the Museum opened in October 1998. Located in Goldvein, Virginia, it is a recreational place to relax and learn about local history and gold. Although not the site ofContinue reading “Gold Mining Camp Museum at Monroe Park”

Doyles River Falls Trailhead

Shenadoah National Park This beautiful and peaceful trek through the woods takes you along cool, clear mountain streams to two unique waterfalls (could be 3 if you count the small rocky area before the main falls). This is one of the most popular waterfall hikes in the southern section of the Shenandoah National Park. The trail is well marked,Continue reading “Doyles River Falls Trailhead”

Meadowgate Alpacas

Meadowgate Alpacas is a family run alpaca farm located in beautiful Beaverdam, Virginia.  The farm was established in 2017 and is a working breeding farm. Meadowgate Alpacas maintains fewer than 30 alpaca. The farm sits on 10 acres of pastureland surrounded by forest and the Newfound River.  Location: 16305 Coatesville Rd, Beaverdam, VA 23015 (~30 miles/42 min. from Fredericksburg)Continue reading “Meadowgate Alpacas”

The Market at Grelen — Somerset, VA

The Market at Grelen is a unique European style garden shop set on a 600-acre tree nursery featuring a casual farm-to-table cafe and 5-miles of hiking trails. Visitors can explore the trails during business hours, as well as pick their own fruit (blueberries, blackberries, peaches, and apples) in season. The Grelen walking trails are FREEContinue reading “The Market at Grelen — Somerset, VA”

National Air and Space Museum–Chantilly

The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center will reopen on Wednesday, May 5. Visitors will need to reserve free timed-entry passes. Reservations open April 23. Click HERE to reserve your ticket. Visitors will be able to secure up to six passes maximum for personal use only.   For the safety of our visitors and staff, groups larger thanContinue reading “National Air and Space Museum–Chantilly”

Whiteoak Canyon Falls Upper Trailhead– Shenandoah National Park

Whiteoak Canyon is home to impressive waterfalls and cascades that range in height from 35 to 86 feet. No wonder it’s one of Shenandoah’s most popular waterfall hikes. The falls start as a trickle and build into a rush of water that tumbles into pools below. This definitely is a gorgeous hike with beautiful views.Continue reading “Whiteoak Canyon Falls Upper Trailhead– Shenandoah National Park”

Mount Vernon

George Washington’s Mount Vernon is the historic home of George and Martha Washington, located on the banks of the Potomac River. Guests can see the historic mansion, stately rooms, and outbuildings preserved to the year 1799, the last year of George Washington’s life.  We love Mount Vernon. It’s been a favorite of ours since we started visitingContinue reading “Mount Vernon”