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GETTING THERE

Fredericksburg is about 53 miles from Washington. Take Interstate 95 to Exit 133A and head south on Virginia Route 17. After 1.5 miles, you’ll cross Route 1, where Route 17 leads into Butler Road. Go about 1.5 miles, cross a bridge and turn right onto Cool Springs Road. Make a left at the next traffic light, which is Route 3. As you pass through the next traffic light, you’ll see Ferry Farm on your right.

WHERE TO STAY

Courtyard by Marriott

620 Caroline St.

540-373-8300

www.marriott.com

Full of amenities and smack dab in the middle of historic Fredericksburg. Doubles start at $119.

Kenmore Inn

1200 Princess Anne St.

540-371-7622

www.kenmoreinn.com

Historic downtown inn offers nine guest rooms (each with a decanter of sherry) and a historic pub and restaurant. Rooms from $130.

WHERE TO EAT

Sammy T’s

801 Caroline St.

540-371-2008

www.sammyts.com

American staples plus creative vegetarian fare. Entrees from $5.75.

Castiglia’s

324 William St.

540-373-6650

www.castigliascatering.com

Italian classics in the heart of downtown. Entrees from $8.95.

WHAT TO DO

Ferry Farm

268 Kings Hwy.

540-370-0732

www.kenmore.org/ff_home.html

See archaeologists at work in the lab and read more about young George in the visitor center. March through October, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; November and December, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $8; students $4; younger than 6 free. Admission includes iPad tour.

Kenmore Plantation

1201 Washington Ave.

540-373-3381

www.kenmore.org

George Washington’s sister, Betty Washington Lewis, and her husband, Fielding Lewis, built this brick mansion, an example of pre-Revolutionary War wealth. March through October, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; November and December,
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $10; students $5; younger than 6 free. A combination ticket to Ferry Farm and Kenmore costs $15, or $8 for students.

INFORMATION

www.kenmore.org

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