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Mary Ball Washington – Mother of America
Mary Ball Washington – Mother of America

Mary Ball Washington, the mother of America’s first President George Washington, lived most of her life in the Fredericksburg area. And in the modern city, monuments, buildings and an entire university still bear her name.

Remembering Bernard Cohen
Remembering Bernard Cohen

Bernard Cohen was the lawyer for Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple. With the help of Cohen, the Supreme Court ultimately ruled that prohibiting interracial marriage was unconstitutional.

A. Smith Bowman – Painting With Flavor

Awarded the title of World's Best Bourbon two years in a row (2016 and 2017), A. Smith Bowman is one of Fredericksburg's finest family-owned distilleries. Discover the spirited legacy behind every barrel with this...

Fredericksburg Wineries

Rolling hills, historic views and dedicated makers welcome you to Fredericksburg Area wineries. A variety of wines and tasting rooms promise a Northern Virginia wine experience with rich, full-bodied flavor.

Johnny Johnson
Johnny Johnson

Enduring inspiration. Devoting his talents to helping others develop their own allowed a beloved Fredericksburg artist and teacher to turn the art world upside down in his own way.

LibertyTown Arts Workshop – So Many Great Artists Here

With over 60 artists ranging from clay sculptors, painters, glass fusers, woodworkers and more, LibertyTown Arts Workshop is not only a hub for artistic talent in the Fredericksburg region, but also a delightful place to...

Belmont: A History in the Landscape

Like being in a painting. Layers of history reveal themselves in the trails and gardens of Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, where sculptures, architecture and lush plantings create a setting artists love to...

Belmont: An Artist’s Life

As if the master is still here. The routines of a world-renowned artist are preserved in the Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, making for a rich and personal experience.

Belmont: The Love Story

The art of appreciation lives on. Gari Melchers and wife Corinne found each other on an ocean cruise, courted through their love of painting, then came to Fredericksburg to create the perfect home to flourish in.

Connecting Past & Present

What's rooted here is powerful. Sharing history with descendants and family members makes a visit to the Fredericksburg Area's four battlefields and African American Heritage Trail a rich experience.

Ellen Mitchell: A Quest for Freedom
Ellen Mitchell: A Quest for Freedom

Earning emancipation. Learn the story of the Chatham Manor laundress who bought her family's freedom from slavery, featured on the Fredericksburg Region's African American Heritage Trail.

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