Walnut Hill Farm @ Elm Springs LLC

Farm Chores 101 Farm Chores 101 is a fun morning of feeding and watering the barnyard animals, collecting eggs, holding baby goats, catching chickens, driving the RTV, lots of picture taking, and much, much more. This is approximately a three-hour program, and there is an associated $8.00 fee. This event is limited to 10 participants,Continue reading “Walnut Hill Farm @ Elm Springs LLC”

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”

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”

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”

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”

Belmont — Gari Melchers Home and Studio

He was one of the most successful painters of his time, sought out by the rich and famous. She was a beautiful, young art student, and his biggest fan. They fell in love on an ocean liner and spent their lives sharing art. The story of Gari and Corinne Melchers lives on in their home,Continue reading “Belmont — Gari Melchers Home and Studio”

Osprey Watching at Fredericksburg City Dock

I can’t believe that I’ve lived in the area for several years and have never been to the Fredericksburg City Dock. This historic dock dates back to George Washington’s day. Directly across the river is Ferry Farm where George Washington grew up. During the Battle of Fredericksburg the Union army had to cross the RappahannockContinue reading “Osprey Watching at Fredericksburg City Dock”

The Road Scholar Scavenger Hunt

We were excited when we read about this scavenger hunt as we love spending time in downtown Fredericksburg. You can find all of the below information online or on the scavenger hunt guide from the Fredericksburg Visitor Center. The Road Scholar has gone missing! He helps Fredericksburg stay informed on the best ways to travel, work,Continue reading “The Road Scholar Scavenger Hunt”

Alum Spring Park

This park is a hidden treasure in the city. There’s a new playground, a shelter, picnic tables, restrooms, walking paths and a stream. Parking is very limited so be prepared. You may want to bring some sandals or water shoes to play in the stream. Alum Spring Park is located at 1 Greenbrier Drive, FredericksburgContinue reading “Alum Spring Park”