Visit the local Civil War...
Visit the local Civil War sights.
Spotsylvania is a must for those interested in the War Between the States. Local sites of interest include the battlefields in Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Court House, and Wilderness. Chancellorsville is the site where Stonewall Jackson was fatally injured, mistakenly by his own troops. Nearby Chancellorville is the house where General Jackson was taken after his injury and later died. On a quiet day on these grounds, you can feel the presence and almost see those who fought and died on both sides.
- Hiking and Walking
Eating breakfast, brunch,...
Eating breakfast, brunch, lunch in downtown Fredericksburg and spending the afternoon antiquing.
It is just a wonderful, relaxing way to spend a day. For those interested in antiques, there are numerous shops along the streets of downtown Fredericksburg. The city is proud of its history and a visit to the James Madison House and several of the other sites which are indicated by signs can be part of the day's schedule, as most are within the downtown area. There are a number of good restaurants in downtown Frederickburg, including Ristorante Renato, Sammy T's, and Le Lafayette. I also enjoy patronizing some of these stores as they are competing now with larger stores and restaurants at Central Park Plaza on Route 3.