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  • Historic Aquia Church in Stafford one of the oldest active churches in America. Tours available by calling the church office.

    Aquia Church

    Address:
    2938 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
    Stafford, Virginia 22554
    Phone: (540) 659-4007

    The Historic Aquia Church is one of the oldest active colonial churches still in operation in America today, and is designated a National Historic Landmark.  Built between 1751-1757, Aquia Church is noted for its three-tiered wooden pulpit…

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  • Fishing Poles are great getaway.  A family fishing trip helps get back to the things that matter.

    Aquia Landing Park

    Address:
    2846 Brooke Road
    Stafford, Virginia 22554
    Phone: (540) 658-5019

    Open year-round, this popular public beach offers fishing, picnicking, kayaking and two large picnic shelters for rent. Rich in outdoor recreation and steeped in history, Aquia Landing is a special place in Stafford County.  Located just…

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  • Chatham Manor

    Chatham Manor

    Address:
    120 Chatham Lane
    Fredericksburg, Virginia 22405
    Phone: (540) 654-5121

    This magnificent Georgian mansion, its various outbuildings and dependencies, and the historic ground which surrounds it represent a small preserve in which the entire scope of Virginia heritage from Colonial times to the 20th Century. Today Chatham…

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    Civil War Park

    Address:
    400 Mount Hope Church Road
    Stafford, Virginia 22554
    Phone: (540) 658-4864

    By January 1863, the Army of the Potomac was demoralized and defeated. After losing the Battle of Fredericksburg in December and the Mud March, General Ambrose Burnside was replaced by General Joseph Hooker. At that critical time the Union Army…

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    Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont

    Address:
    224 Washington Street
    Falmouth, Virginia 22405
    Phone: (540) 654-1015

    He was one of the most successful painters of his time, sought out by the rich and famous.  She was a beautiful, young art student, and his biggest fan.  They fell in love on an ocean liner and spent their lives sharing art.

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  • George Washington's Ferry Farm

    George Washington’s Ferry Farm

    Address:
    268 Kings Highway
    Fredericksburg, Virginia 22405
    Phone: (540) 370-0732

    George Washington was 6 years old in 1738 when his family moved to this farm on the Rappahannock River across from Fredericksburg. The Ferry Farm Visitor Center features displays of colonial and Civil War artifacts found on the property and the…

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  • Examine the pick marks made from the time our country was brand new.  Imagine how much effort it took to move this stone to Washington DC

    Government Island

    Address:
    191 Coal Landing Road
    Stafford, Virginia 22554
    Phone: (540) 658-4871

    Located in the middle of Stafford I-95 exit 140, Visit the quarry where the U.S. Government's most famous buildings were born.  Government Island, a historic 18th and 19th century quarry site provided Aquia sandstone for the construction…

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  • Hartwood Church Markers

    Hartwood Church

    Address:
    50 Hartwood Church Road
    Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406
    Phone: (540) 752-4671

    Echos of history are found within the walls of this historic Presbyterian Church which was occupied and vandalized by Union troops during the Civil War. Today the walls are new but the building is listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register…

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  • Historic Port of Falmouth

    Address:
    401 River Road
    Falmouth, Virginia 22405
    Phone: (540) 658-5373

    Located off River Road, this area is a wonderful place to enjoy the beauty of the Rappahannock River. The area is a great place to fish (VA fishing license required), and it is equipped with picnic areas. Portable restroom facilities are available…

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  • Military railroad bridge across Potomac Creek, on the Fredericksburg Railroad ca 1862 -1863 (LOC)

    Potomac Creek Bridge

    Address:
    Leeland Road
    Stafford, Virginia 22405
    Phone: (540) 658-8681

    "Beanpoles and cornstalks," is what President Abraham Lincoln called the once 80-foot-high, 400-foot-long Potomac Creek Bridge when he crossed it in 1862.  Although the bridge no longer stands today, you can visit the the stone…

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