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Fredericksburg: Fun is Waiting
Whether golfing, fishing, shopping or wandering through museums, there's so much to see and do in Fredericksburg, Virginia!read more >>
Tour Washington DC, Mount Vernon, The Smithsonian, Vineyards, Civil War Battlefields & Fredericksburg
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Explore & Enjoy Virginia and the area around us:
- Washington DC - Visit the Nation's capitol and all of its astounding sites and memorials. The White House, Ford's Theatre, FBI Headquarters Tour, National Archives are all free to visit. Don't forget to visit your elected representatives offices.
- The Virginia Railway Express offers easy transportation access. You will find information including schedules & rates.
- Once you reach Washington DC, consider using the ANC Tours / Tourmobile, providing the only authorized tour of Arlington National Cemetery. They are a great choice for touring the city.
- The Smithsonian Institute - be sure to bring comfortable shoes and plenty of food, it will take years to experience!
- The Smithsonian's National Zoo is free and open every day of the year, except December 25. You will find Giant Pandas here, too!
Beautiful Estate Homes - George Washington spent his life in Virginia. You can explore the area using the following links:
- Wakefield, George Washington's Birthplace - In the heart of the Northern Neck of Virginia. He was only here a short time, the ideas that George Washington learned here, shaped the man he would become!
- George Washington's Boyhood Farm at Ferry Farm - is located in Stafford County, Virginia. George lived here from the age of 6 until in his 20's.
- George Washington's Sister's House, Kenmore - Kenmore was built in 1775, and the house contains some of the most elaborate decorative plasterwork to survive from Colonial times.
- Mount Vernon is the adult home of our first President.
- The Jefferson - Monticello - This is the house that Thomas Jefferson designed and built. Come see the beautiful gardens, too. Located near the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.
- James Madison's Montepelier - Home of James & Dolley Madison! Nestled in the hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Orange, Virginia, Montepelier was the lifelong home of James Madison.
- See the amazing Stratford Hall, Home of the Lee's of Virginia & Birthplace of Robert E. Lee. Stratford Hall is one of the great houses of American history, sitting high above the Potomac River, with it's bold architectural style, it is set apart from any colonial house, but it's known most for the family of patriots that lived there. The Plantation is still managed as a farm today!
- George Mason lived at Gunston Hall Plantation near Washington DC. George Mason was the father of Virginia's Declaration of Rights. Gunston Hall was once the center of a 5,500 acre tobacco and corn plantation, but known most for its owner, George Mason, a senior statesman and one of the era's most influential figures. Mason was one of the first to call for such basic American liberties as religious toleration and freedom of the press.
Civil War Battlefields. Here at Aquia Pines Camp Resort, you can pitch your tent where the Union Army camped and explore many of the major nearby engagements:
- Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania - America's Battleground. Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness and Spotsylvania, this is America's battleground, where the Civil War reached its climax. More than 85,000 men were wounded, 15,000 killed - most in graves unknown.
- Battle of Wilderness - This Battle was fought in May 1864 and was the beginning of the Overland Campaign, the bloodiest campaign in American history and the turning point in the war.
- Manassas National Battlefield Park where Southern Victories tested North Resolve. On July 21, 1861, two armies clashed for the first time on the field overlooking Bull Run and the heavy fighting removed any notion of a quick war. In 1862, when the armies fought for the second time here, the Confederates won a solid victory bringing them to the height of their power.
- Chancellorsville Battlefield was fought in 1863. This is the battle that resulted in Stonewall Jackson's death, and is remembered as "Lee's greatest victory".
There are many more things to see and do! Here are some Virginia wineries worth visiting during your visit to Aquia Pines Camp Resort.
- Virginia Wineries & Events. This is a great website to point you toward some of the great wineries in our area
- Ingleside Vineyard - This plantation was built in 1834 and first served as a boys' school known as Washington Academy. Ingleside Vineyards is one of Virginia's oldest and largest wineries and produces over 18 varieties of wine from estate-grown grapes.
- Potomac Point Vineyard & Winery located in North Stafford, VA. They offer a Kids' Room next to the Tasting Room and you can also bring your pet!
- The oldest family-owned bourbon distillery in the USA is the A Smith Bowman Distillery and offers tours and a gift shop!
- Aquia Episcopal Church built in 1751-57, is located nearby.
- Perhaps your perfect vacation includes Golfing in Virginia! There are many courses nearby, each offering their own challenges and success stories!
- If shopping is more what you had in mind for your vacation, that's okay, we've got that nearby, too! In Fredericksburg, you will find Central Park the largest shopping center on the east coast with more than 200 retailers! The Spotsylvania Towne Center Mall is a great place to shop, dine, stay & play! They also offer a KidZone Play Park! And what's a shopping expedition without an outlet store? We have Potomac Mills Outlet Center for you, located in Woodbridge, Virginia! Come join us for more stores, more brands and more savings! We're sure you'll enjoy the trip!
- If you are a fisherperson, you will find many places in Virginia to cast your line!
- It wouldn't be summer without a visit to Kings Dominion, Virginia's Premier Themed Amusement Park! So many opportunities for family fun, regardless of your age!
- Luray Caverns in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, a US National Landmark, is always cool all summer!