One of the oldest cities in America, Fredericksburg played a central role in colonial and civil war history. It is the boyhood home of George Washington.
There are over 20 tourists attractions open year around visit Kenmore, built in 1752 by George Washington's sister Betty and her husband George Fielding Lewis. The Rising sun tavern was the gathering place of Washington, Lewis, "Light horse Harry" Lee and other gathering place of Washington, Lewis, "Light horse Harry" Lee and other revolutionary patriots.
Mary Washington house was the home of Washington's mother. At the James Monroe law office you can see the desk on which on fifth president wrote the Monroe doctrine. The local Masonic lodge Number 4, A.F. & A.M., \Ns Washington's mother lodge.
Five major civil war battlefields are located in the area including Chancellors Ville, Wilderness, Salem Church, Spotsylvania Courthouse and Fredericksburg. The National Park services, the city of Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania County offer visitor centers with much more information about local tours, shopping and restaurants accommodations.
Within an hour drive, you can visit Washington DC, Alexandria, Leesburg, Skyline Drive in the blue Ridge Mountains, Luray Caverns, Charlottesville, Stafford County, Richmond and Kings Dominion. Within an additional hour, you can also travel to Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, Lexington, Harpers Ferry, Gettysburg, Baltimore and Annapolis. Tours arrangements can be made locally, even directly fro the Inn drive the during the tourist season.
Historic Fredericksburg is filled with quaint shops and antiques. Take advantage of the shopping opportunities at regional shopping malls and discount malls.
Dunning Mills Inn is Just in minutes from the Mary Washington College campus and the commuter rail station.