Sleep Inn South Point
5400 Southpoint Boulevard
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Phone: (540) 710-5500
Fax: (540) 710-1572
Indian Hills Park is the outdoor park located on 8511 Indian Hills Court.
George Washington's Ferry Farm is the place where George Washington grew up and spent his childhood till the age of twenty. Washington also received his formal education in the neighborhood around this house. The George Washington's Ferry Farm is believed to have burnt down and remains of some of the artifacts from the house have been found here later. However, the place has now been restored and there are guided tours which give you information on the place as they take you around. The grounds also have a museum within it, which has things from Washington's childhood. To know more, check the website.
Administered by the University of Mary Washington, the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library is dedicated to the life of James Monroe and his family. The museum houses a collection of more than 1,600 artifacts that were passed on by the descendants of the 5th President of the United States during the initiation of the museum in 1927. Today, the museum not only houses these artifacts but also more than 10,000 historic documents and 3,000 volumes of books inside its library. The museum and the library is open throughout the year.
Fredericksburg has a rich cultural heritage and history. The Historic Old Town is a great place to start your explorations of the town. With a visitor center on site, you can sign up for walks or pick up brochures and do some exploring on your own. The charming houses, lanes and quaint shops, galleries and restaurants ensures that you'll spend a nice afternoon finding the best the town has to offer. You can even pick up some lovely souvenirs to take with you from one of the little souvenir and antique shops peppering the area.
Rising Sun Tavern is a popular historical building that attracts many local and tourists for its intriguing history. Built in 1760, it was a former residence to Charles Washington, younger brother of George Washington. The house was later converted into a tavern serving food and drinks but was discontinued. Today it remains a sight of the past with artifacts, antiques and motifs all archiving the early 18th century life.
Belmont-Gari Melchers Estate and Memorial Gallery is a beautiful house that was the former residence of the famous painter Gari Melchers. The house today has turned into a museum with archives of the painter's works, studio all stocked up. Built in 1761, the house is built in Georgian style and idyllic interiors and facades. The house is furnished and has all the antiques, artifacts and lovely paintings on display. A great visit for art connoisseurs.
Stafford Civil War Park covers an area of 41 acres (16.59 hectares) and remains a prominent historic site on Mount Hope Church Road. The park is home to some historic war camps used by Union Army of Potomac in the 19th Century. The park is also home to well-maintained picnic spots and scenic walking trails.
Aquia Landing Park remains a popular recreational spot in Stafford. Amenities like picnic areas, benches and a volleyball court are found here. A pristine lake inside the park offers excellent fishing opportunities.
Rich in Aquia Creek Sandstone, a major building material in the 17th Century, Government Island was extensively used as a stone quarry, and contributed to numerous government buildings including the U.S. Capitol Building. Usage of newer and tougher materials led to its subsequent decline as a quarry. Today, the facility is a lush natural preserve offering ample activities for nature and outdoor enthusiasts.
Central Rappahannock Regional Library - John Musante Porter Branch is ideally located on Parkway Boulevard. The reading room features an extensive collection of books and research material. WiFi connectivity is also available.
The magnificent Aquia Episcopal Church was built to the designs of William Copein and Mourning Richards. Found on Jefferson Davis Highway, the structure remains a fine example of Georgian architectural style. The active church runs several programs and ministries.
Wild Run Brewing Company churns some delicious craft brews in Stafford. Located on Jefferson Davis Highway, it is tucked away in the scenic Aquia Pines area. It offers a large tasting room to savor those wonderful ales in a breezy setting.