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Celebrate Presidents’ Day weekend in Fredericksburg

people eating at FoodeFredericksburg is a city rich with history, particularly in regard to the American Presidency. There is no better way to spend this upcoming long weekend than strolling through the streets where America’s founding fathers once walked, as well as other activities unique to this city. Here are some ways to enjoy Presidents’ Day weekend in Fredericksburg:

  • Experience (and celebrate) the presidential history of Fredericksburg – One of Fredericksburg’s proudest facts is that we are the boyhood home of President George Washington. For that reason, Fredericksburg is the perfect city in which to celebrate Washington’s birthday, including the annual stone throwing contest at Ferry Farm (Washington’s home), where you can also enjoy birthday cupcakes. Tickets to the Washington Heritage Museums will be half price on Presidents’ Day, and tours of the city will be available, including the James Monroe Museum Tour.


  • Learn more about the local history of Fredericksburg – In addition to Fredericksburg’s presidential history, this city has a vast array of stories that broaden its foundational scope. In honor of Black History Month, there are a number of ways to celebrate the stories of historical black figures in Fredericksburg, including the Trolley Tour of the new wayside panels, which are focused on African American History in Fredericksburg. You can also visit the infamous Fredericksburg Battlefield, or take a tour of Gari Melchers Home and Studio.



  • Treat yourself – Downtown Fredericksburg is a treasure trove of eclectic boutique stores, antique shops and art galleries. Enjoy an afternoon finding unique gifts and vintage finds.


  • Indulge in our delicious eats – Our revered mix of restaurants will be open for President’s Day weekend, including Carl’s Frozen Custard, which will re-open on Presidents’ Day weekend! You can also enjoy the historic and delicious restaurant, Foode. And seeing as it is the weekend, swing by one of our many restaurants that serve brunch.



Happy Presidents’ Day to all of our commanders-in-chief! Check out where you can stay in Fredericksburg, as well as other events in our beloved city. 


Updated January 30, 2024.