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”

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”

Crump Park/Meadow Farm Museum

This site is a popular place for visitors and includes Crump Park, Meadow Farm Museum, and RF&P Park. Crump Park features playgrounds, picnic shelters, trails, large open fields, and a fishing pond. Click HERE for a park map. Meadow Farm Museum, an 1860 living history farm site and museum, presents programs and exhibits on the cultureContinue reading “Crump Park/Meadow Farm Museum”

Widewater State Park

Widewater State Park officially opened up in 2019. It’s a pretty park with nice river views. There are large picnic shelters (at least one handicapped-accessible), a playground, boat launch, and a nice visitor center with restrooms. However, if you’re into hiking, the only trail through the park totals 1 mile. 101 Widewater State Park RdStafford,Continue reading “Widewater State Park”

Prince William Forest Park

Prince William Forest Park (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov) I can’t believe it took us years and Covid to find this hidden gem. Thirty-seven miles of hiking trails nestled in 15,000 acres, and it’s less than an hour from Fredericksburg–not far from Quantico. The scenic drive is an easy way to quickly see what thereContinue reading “Prince William Forest Park”