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This itinerary at a glance: Ready for a new king of adventure? Spotsylvania County offers a harmonious blend of rural landscapes and outdoor adventure all in a setting as unique as its name. Spotsylvania is a one-of-a-kind destination offering water sports and fishing on Lake Anna, award-winning-wineries and breweries, a world-famous distillery, diverse dining options, as well as a vibrant history, all ready to be shared with you. We invite you to “find your spot” is Spotsylvania, Virginia.
Duration: 3 Days
Just south of Fredericksburg, stop for lunch at The Battlefield Country Store, a destination lunch, grocery, coffee, and ice cream experience. The Spotsylvania County Museum is across the street. There you’ll discover Spotsylvania County, a Virginia gem.
Formal guided tours of the museum are available with three weeks advance notice. The Special Collections and Museum presents objects, photographs, art, and textiles that contributed to the County’s 300-year history. The next stop is the First Day at Chancellorsville Battlefield. The 215-acre site features a walking trail that loops more than a mile and traces the action that began the morning on May 1, 1863. Walking the battlefield promises a profound experience.
Arrive at the Spotsylvania Court House District for a walking tour. Designated a Virginia Historic Landmark and listed in 1983 in the National Register of Historic Places, you’ll discover why the area is labeled “Crossroads of the Civil War.” Your walk will take you to seven stops in the District and two adjacent sites. Begin at the Spotsylvania Courthouse, which moved in 1839 to where it sits today. The county saw three major Civil War battles with the courthouse being the bloodiest battle site due to its strategic location on the road to Richmond. Adjacent to the courthouse sits a Work Projects Administration project. Other points of interest include the Spotsylvania Jail 1855, Confederate Cemetery, Christ Episcopal Church, and the Spotsylvania County Museum.
This evening enjoy tastings at Wilderness Run Vineyards/1781 Brewing Co. It’s the best of both worlds on a family owned and operated historic farms. A food truck dinner can be arranged. Ready to get your wilderness on? You’ll find it at Wilderness Presidential Resort. Check into full-equipped lakeside camp cottages, log…
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