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Fredericksburg’s identity and character are directly related to its rich history. Captain John Smith, while charting the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, reached this area in 1608, his westernmost exploration in the New World. Before Fredericksburg was founded, Alexander Spotswood established an iron industry in the upstream wilderness. Across the Rappahannock River from the newly established town, a boy named George Washington grew to manhood. Six months before Yorktown, the Marquis de Lafayette and a division of Continental soldiers hurried through these urban blocks and headed south, to confront Lord Cornwallis and his British Regulars coming up from the Carolinas.

As the newly independent nation developed, a young James Monroe hung out an attorney’s shingle and was elected to the local governing body. The river cascading out of the Piedmont powered local industries and brought prosperity. The Civil War brought destruction. The river’s constant flow drove economic recovery in war’s aftermath. A railroad and roadways continue to link the City to the larger economy and new residents still find their way to this quiet, yet dynamic community.

The oldest surviving building in downtown Fredericksburg dates to 1737. The newest one is still under construction. This built environment, which spans nearly three centuries, exerts a strong sense of continuity. There are grand residences on lower Caroline Street and remnants of industrial buildings on upper Caroline. William Street and the middle section of Caroline Street are still the focus of the business district. Princess Anne Street remains the government corridor. Warehouses adapted to new uses sit adjacent to a railway that cut through town in antebellum days.

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Richard Johnston Inn
Distance from city center: less than 1 mile
Phone: 540-899-7606

Award winning historic Inn located in the heart of Old Town Fredericksburg, 3 blocks from the train station. We have also added our sister property, The 1890 Caroline House. Please view our website at

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Lavender Heights Bed and Breakfast
Distance from city center: 1 mile(s)
Phone: 540-361-4593
Toll Free: 855-820-5340
Our home and gardens offer a restful escape from your busy world as you enjoy the area's remarkable history and attractions.

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Braehead Manor
Distance from city center: 2 mile(s)
Phone: 540-361-2629

Built in 1859 by John Howison, Braehead is a 6,200 square foot manor house, and is nestled on 27 acres in historic Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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