543 Warrenton Rd, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 22406, United States
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Fredericksburg Square began life as a typical city row house built in 1838. The Postal Service as well as Elks Lodge 875 added on to it bit by bit for the largest assembly building in downtown Fredericksburg. It served as an Elks Lodge for well over 90 years and has played a key role in the life of Fredericksburg. For example, the building served as a soup kitchen during the Great Depression, the city's induction centre in World War 2 and as a bomb shelter during the Cold War.
In the mid 1990s the current owners bought the building from the Elks and immediately began a 7-year renovation project. Even though it was being renovated from 1996-2003, the owners paid close attention to historic detail. You might say it was retrovated. Presently, it serves as a high-dollar assembly hall where folks might rent it out for special occasions such as big office parties, weddings, political rallyes, etc.
Stratford Hall - the...
Stratford Hall - the birthplace of Robert E. Lee. A 45-minute drive from Fredericksburg, near the George Washington Birthplace National Monument. Well worth the $8 per head admission price. I particularly recommend the restaurant there.
I won’t write about the battle, the Civil War or any of the historical stuff, except that the town was strategically important being equidistant between Washington and the South’s capital - Richmond. The river and the railway network added to that significance.
You’ll get all that information from the site’s website, Wikipedia or elsewhere - better written and more accurate than you’d get from me.
We took a guided tour, which went into everything in a lot more detail than I needed. Very informative, but information overload. I did enjoy it, and I’d rate the site as the “must see” in Fred.
Again, check the website for more detail on the battle and the site.
Worth the visit.
The Fredericksburg City Cemetery and Confederate Cemetery are surrounded by a common brick wall. Just after the War for Southern Independence, a group of Fredericksburg women bought the land next to the Fredericksburg City Cemetery. This women's association had soldiers buried anew at what is now the Confederate Cemetery. Several Southern states later supplied headstones which replaced the original cedar posts. They dedicated a bronze memorial about 20 years after the war for the Confederate dead. The same ladies' association continues to maintain the cemetery and they put on a big to-do every Memorial Day. There are more than 3000 Confederate soldiers buried here, and more than 2000 of those are still unknown. The local library has an online database to research the soldiers buried there.
JAMES MONROE MUSEUM
James Monroe hung out his shingle as a lawyer here in Fredericksburg for a while. He and his wife bought a lot and lived here before undertaking a long career of service in the federal government which took them far and wide. He was to become the Fifth President of the United States, the last of the Virginian Clan. You can look over many articles dealing with Monroe and his times. His large country house above Charlottesville, Highland-Ash Lawn can also be visited, a museum maintained by his alm mater, Mary and William College. Next door to the Museum you can find an old Masonic cemetery and a hafl block in the other direction, an old slave auction block.
The Museum is administered by the University of Mary Washington.
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Address: 543 Warrenton Rd, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 22406, United States