Famous Females of Fredericksburg, Virginia: Beyond the Battlefields

Posted on Jun 23, 2015

Although Fredericksburg is known for the four famous battles during the Civil War, it’s a destination for the whole family!   There is so much to see and do in Fredericksburg, that you can visit either as a one day trip from Washington, D.C., or spend a three day weekend in Fredericksburg.

Fredericksburg stands out as an authentic American City with charming homes that date from pre-Revolutionary times and are lived in today.

Women with fortitude acted as CEO’s running their homes and plantations while the men were off to war during both the Colonial and Civil War years.

Clara Barton founded the American chapter of the Red Cross during the Civil War after tending to the soldiers at Chatham.

Mary Washington lived in Ferry Farm, now an excavation site to recreate the original buildings. The Mary Washington Home is well worth a visit.

Betty Washington’s home, Kenmore Plantation is beautiful and a great spot to visit with children.

Today’s female chefs are establishing restaurants that include a Top Chef, James Beard Award winning restaurant. Distilleries and vineyards are a local industry producing award winning libations.

Contact a Discover New York and Beyond Destination Specialist to custom design your Fredericksburg experience to maximize both your time and budget.

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