Mary Washington House

George Washington bought this white-frame house in 1772 for his mother, Mary Ball Washington, so she would be near her daughter’s home at Kenmore Plantation. Mary Washington was then 64 years old and had been living across the river at Ferry Farm since 1738. George frequently visited his mother here and often slept in anContinue reading “Mary Washington House”

Family Adventures VA Wowed by Point Accumulation!

Last month I stumbled onto FXBG Fun and set up an account and passport.  FXBG Fun is a program where you earn points and are rewarded for doing what you love in Fredericksburg, VA.  When you’ve earned 2021 points, you’ll receive an FXBG Fun prize and be entered in a quarterly drawing to win aContinue reading “Family Adventures VA Wowed by Point Accumulation!”

Family Adventures VA Finds FXBG Fun in 2021

Do you live in Fredericksburg, VA, or are you planning a visit there this year?  If so, you need to keep reading.  I recently stumbled onto a great find, and it’s worth your time.  It’s called FXBG Fun.  Basically, you earn points for doing what you love.  When you’ve earned 2021 points, you’ll receive anContinue reading “Family Adventures VA Finds FXBG Fun in 2021”

Rising Sun Tavern

Built by George Washington’s youngest brother Charles around 1760 as his home, this frame building became a tavern in 1792 when it was purchased by the Wallace family.  It operated for 35 years as a stopover for travelers in the bustling port town of Fredericksburg. Covid Updates: All unvaccinated guests must wear masks during theirContinue reading “Rising Sun Tavern”

Fredericksburg Nationals

The Fredericksburg Nationals are a Minor League Baseball team of the Carolina League and the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Washington Nationals. They are located in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and will play their home games at the new Fredericksburg Ballpark which holds 5,000 people. Location:  42 Jackie Robinson Way, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Hours: Most are eveningContinue reading “Fredericksburg Nationals”

Feed the Ducks and Geese

If you need a quick break from shopping or dining in Central Park, there are two easy locations to feed ducks and geese. My kids love feeding them. Make sure to pack some extra food so you always have it handy for an impromptu feeding. You can buy duck food at Tractor Supply We alsoContinue reading “Feed the Ducks and Geese”

Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop

This eighteenth-century building was restored to house the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, a museum of medicine, pharmacy, and military and political affairs. Dr. Mercer served the citizens of Fredericksburg with medicines and treatments of the time. Leeches, lancets, snakeroot, and crab claws made up just some of the remedies. Dr. Mercer practiced medicine for fifteenContinue reading “Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop”

Braehead Farm

Braehead Farm is the last remaining farm within the Historic City of Fredericksburg, VA. It is on 28-acres that has been in the Snead family since 1937. It hosts a farmer’s market, kid’s birthday parties, fruit & vegetable picking, pumpkins, kids camps, barn rentals and more! Location: 1130 Tyler Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401Hours: Open DAILY,  9 am-6 pmContinue reading “Braehead Farm”

Motts Run Reservoir

This 80-acre park was opened in 1974, three years after the completion of the reservoir, and since that time it has seen many changes. In 2000, a water treatment facility was completed near the dam to serve the City of Fredericksburg and parts of Spotsylvania County. In 2004, the log cabin nature center was finished.Continue reading “Motts Run Reservoir”

Rappahannock Heritage River Trail

The Rappahannock River Heritage Trail is a 1.6 mile asphalt stretch that connects the two parts of the Canal Path making a 3.1 mile loop. The trail, which is 10 feet wide, begins near the intersection of Princess Anne and Ford streets at one end of the Rappahannock Canal. It ends where Fall Hill AvenueContinue reading “Rappahannock Heritage River Trail”