Fredericksburg Transportation

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  • Rail Bridge on the east side
    Rail Bridge on the east side
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  • Restauant Mural across the street
    Restauant Mural across the street
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    Ride the Train into town

    by lonestar_philomath Written May 23, 2008
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    From Alexandria and points north, you can take the train down to Fredericksburg (and onto Richmond). With the price of gas rising, trains are a great alternative. Next weekend I spend down in Fredericksburg will be by train. At that time I will add more about fares and schedule.

    This picture is of the old train station in Fredicksburg, a short walk just south of old town. This train station dates prior to the civil war.

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    Horsedrawn carriage

    by b1bob Updated Jun 15, 2006

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    old vs. new: horsedrawn carriage in modern traffic

    There are many ways to get around old town Fredericksburg, but the horse-drawn carriage is the most in tune with the way things were done 200 years ago. Carriage rides, operated by one couple, leave the visitor centre on Caroline Avenue. The 45-minute tour costs $16 per person.

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    Trolley Tours

    by b1bob Updated Jun 15, 2006

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    trolley bus down William Street

    During the spring and summer, they do daily tours of the old town every hour and fifteen minutes with a professional guide trained by the company and licenced by the city. Wait for the trolley bus on Charlotte Street next to the visitor centre. In the autumn and winter, tours run only at the weekend. It costs $15 for adults.

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    Railroad station

    by b1bob Updated Jun 15, 2006

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    Amtrak Station

    Fredericksburg is 50 miles (80 km.) from Washington and Richmond- less than an hour to each by train. This train station that ran trains for both the North and South during the War for Southern Independence. The rail line suffered extensive damage but was important for both sides. The Fredericksburg station currently has Amtrak regional and Carolinian service and is the southern terminus of Virginia Railway Express (VRE). The station features an upscale low-country restaurant called Claiborne's.

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    What better way to see Old Town than in a carriage

    by zanzooni Updated Dec 26, 2004

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    ...And we're off!

    I just love the fact that you can take a horse and carriage trip around Old Town. Roger, whom is the proprietor of the "Old Time Carriage Company" is very knowledgeable about the town and loves to share. He is very friendly and so is his horse, Jenny.
    **Hours of Operation:11:00am -5:00pm
    Monday-Saturday
    **Price:Adults-$16.00
    Children under 10-$10.00
    Lap Children-Free

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    Most people get to...

    by OnMyOwnPath Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Most people get to Fredericksburg by car, though there is a train station served by the local commuter train, the Virginia Railway Express, and Amtrak. Check the schedules for details. From the train station, there's inexpensive bus service that serves the city and nearby locations in Spotsylvania County. Update: It will begin to serve selected portions of southern Stafford County beginning November 5, 2001. Free rides will be given for the first 5 days of the service, then all subsequent rides, including transfers, will be $.25 per ride. It's a bargain, but the service needs to be extended.
    The best way to get around is by FRED, the city bus service. It charges just 25 cents per trip, which includes a transfer if you so need it. Portions of southern Stafford County will start to receive service beginning November 5, 2001.

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  • If you're in Washington, DC,...

    by rlwatson Written Aug 26, 2002

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    If you're in Washington, DC, take the Virginia Railway Express or Amtrak which stops right on the edge of downtown. The downtown area is interesting enough to spend a day. If flying, I recommend coming into Richmond, VA.

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