Fredericksburg’s history is the history of America – from early colonial history through the Revolutionary and Civil wars, from slavery through the Civil Rights movement and the modern day fight for social justice, from the suffragette movement to electing the city’s first woman Mayor. Learn more about America’s history by experiencing Fredericksburg’s history.
- Dine in gourmet restaurants housed in an old train station (The Alpine Chef), a bank vault (Foode), a church built in 1833 (Eileen’s Bakery) or a Georgian-style home built in 1770 that was once home to former First Lady Ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur (Biliken’s Smokehouse). Have a milkshake at Goolrick’s Pharmacy, the “nation’s oldest continuously operating soda fountain”, or frozen custard from Carl’s Ice Cream, operating since 1947!
- Complete free Traipse tours using the Traipse App to learn about African American history and presidential history in Fredericksburg. Discover “hidden gems” and little-known details about the history of Fredericksburg’s downtown storefronts that truly make Fredericksburg unique.
- Take a horse-drawn carriage tour through historic downtown with Olde Town Carriage Tours.
- Visit local historic attractions, such as Mary Washington House, Historic Kenmore, The Rising Sun Tavern, Hugh Mercer Apothecary, the James Monroe Museum and the Fredericksburg Area Museum.
- Share your experiences on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #fxbgfun.
- Share your passport page on social media using the tools provided on your passport page so others can see your progress.
Total Points: approximately 800-900 points
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