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...more
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...more
26 Reviews and Opinions
6901 Meeting Street, Spotsylvania, Virginia, 22553, United States
Good for: Couples
02/17/09-So Sorry-No longer here under this name. Haven't been to the new place.Sondra Ruhren is the new owner of this cafe, formerly known as "Uncle Fred's". She named it for her son who was killed in Iraq. Inside you will see photos all over the walls of Davey, his friends, & family. She willing talks about her son, and has great pride in him.The...more
Why I like this place: These are the friendliest, most knowledgeable, and caring people I have ever met in the food industry. They love what they do, and it shows. This is a true crab shack, and I am glad that we are so lucky to have this place in Spotsi. They've been serving up steamed crabs for almost 30 years. "Jack's" is being run by Shellie,...more
This is the old Mudd Tavern House. The house was built in the 1800's and still retains some of the old features of the house. The old floors, shutters and they even have an antique clock that has been inherited by all the owners from the original. They do a pretty mean "Philly Cheese Steak" sub and I love their "garlic cheese knots".more
The only way to get around here is via car, motorcycle, bicycle....there is no public transportation. The website listed will give you all the data you need for this area. It's a very informative site. Spotsi is equi distance to DC as well as Richmond. And even if you do have a car, you need to be watchful. This picture of the tree is called now "Jaeda's Tree" as she was driving one day in the winter of 2002, when she lost control of the car on black ice and snow ( Thank god she drives a truck now) and it slid, and landed about 1/8th of an inch from the trunk....she said she saw her life pass in front of her eyes...and when she opened them, she was breathing huge sighs of relief and still does to this day...even in the rain, the roads can cause a car to hydroplane.
The roads here are mainly only 2 lanes and they wind, twist and turn..there is no room to pull off if you have a car problem...the locals who know the roads have a tendency to drive fast and it can be quite daunting and frighting when you are not accustomed to it. Drive Knowingly. I suggest buying flares just in case...most people do here as they know the situation. This picture was taken at the curve before my house. We live just above the second zag. The pic was taken from the inside of my car on a rainy day...there is no where to pull off..as you can see from the picture.
Although I highly recommend spending some time antique shopping in downtown Fredericksburg, some of the many shops are overpriced and offer flea market quality items. It is fun to windowshop, but think hard before you buy. Also, although downtown Fredericksburg is relatively safe during the day, parts of it should be avoided after dark.more
The Pear TreeGreat little gift shop that sells wonderful, exotic soaps that are pretty much non-allergenic, unique childrens toys, as well as jewelry and other fun stuff. Don't come here expecting Civil War remnants or souvenirs, as they don't exist.They have a small cafe that serves exoctic teas and coffee, as well as food. Very close to the...more
Visit the local civil war battle sites and downtown Fredericksburg.
Fondest memory: Spotsylvania is about a 15 minute drive from Fredericksburg, VA, and is about halfway between Richmond and Washington DC. It is a small, somewhat rural community with all of the benefits of a small town, but close enough to big cities to be exciting. Williamsburg is roughly an hour and half drive, there are mountains, rivers, and lakes close by, and downtown Fredericksburg offers antique shopping. A new mall, Central Park, recently opened nearby offering a variety of stores and restaurants. My best memory of Spotsylvania is sitting on my porch at night looking at the stars.