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Fredericksburg is an independent city located in northeast Virginia, approximately 50 miles south of Washington D.C. As of the 2000 census, the population was 19,279. Fredericksburg is 58 miles north of Richmond. Located on the Rappahannock River, Fredericksburg developed as the frontier of colonial Virginia shifted west out of the coastal plain. The land on which the city was founded was part of a tract patented in 1671. Fredericksburg is a city filled with history from the early Colonial Days to the Civil War and beyond. A fine example is Chatham, the only house in America to be visited by both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. In the 1700s it was owned by William Fitzhugh, a wealthy planter and politician. During the Civil War it served the Union Army as both a headquarters and hospital. Other places of interest include Ellwood, an 18th century building used as a Union headquarters during the Battle of the Wilderness, where Confederate General "Stonewall" Jackson received care. Fredericksburg is also home to the Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center, the Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania National Military Park and George Washington's Ferry Farm. The latter is the boyhood home of George Washington, and its here that the infamous story of the cherry tree took place. The Fredericksburg area also offers abundant recreational activities such as golf, boating, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, hiking, biking and birdwatching.

Surrounding areas: Rockbridge Baths, Virginia (1.6 mi), Lexington, Virginia (7.6 mi), Millboro, Virginia (10.6 mi), Natural Bridge, Virginia (19.2 mi), Warm Springs, Virginia (21.9 mi), Wintergreen, Virginia (29.8 mi), Bedford, Virginia (38.9 mi)

Fredericksburg Vacation Rentals

Fredericksburg Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Sleep Inn & Suites95 Maury River RdLexington, VA4.8 mi.(540) 291-2896
Super 81139 N Lee HwyLexington, VA6.4 mi.(540) 463-7858
Wingate Inn1108 N Lee HwyLexington, VA6.4 mi.(540) 464-4823
Country Inn & Suites875 N Lee HwyLexington, VA6.6 mi.(540) 464-9000
Holiday Inn Express880 N Lee HwyLexington, VA6.6 mi.(540) 463-7351
Best Western Inn @ Hunt RidgeRt 7 Box 99aLexington, VA7.5 mi.(540) 464-1500
Best Western Inn Hunt RidgeLexington, VA7.5 mi.(800) 464-1501
Comfort Inn-lexingtonI-64 & US 11Lexington, VA7.5 mi.(540) 463-7311
Howard Johnson InnI81 At Us11 Exit 195Lexington, VA7.5 mi.(540) 463-9181
Hampton Inn-col Alto401 E Nelson StLexington, VA7.7 mi.(540) 463-2223
Days Inn-shenandoah Valley584 Oakland CirRaphine, VA11.1 mi.(540) 377-2604
Osceola Mill Country InnHwy 56Steeles Tavern, VA13.0 mi.(540) 377-6455
Natural Bridge Of Virginia IncUS Hwy 11Natural Bridge, VA19.1 mi.(540) 291-2121
The HomesteadMain StHot Springs, VA22.7 mi.(540) 839-1766
Best Western Inn - Staunton In260 Rowe RdStaunton, VA25.7 mi.(540) 885-1112
Hampton Inn - Staunton1490 Greenville AveStaunton, VA26.1 mi.(540) 886-7000
Budget Inn Of Staunton816 Greenville AveStaunton, VA26.3 mi.(540) 886-1504
Microtel Inn200 Frontier DrStaunton, VA26.6 mi.(540) 887-0200
Best Inn-staunton96 Baker LnStaunton, VA26.7 mi.(540) 248-5111
Days Inn Staunton372 White Hill RdStaunton, VA26.7 mi.(540) 337-3031
Econo Lodge Hessian HouseRt 2 Box 364Staunton, VA26.7 mi.(540) 337-1231
Hampton Inn Staunton40 Payne LnStaunton, VA26.7 mi.(540) 886-7000
Holiday Inn Staunton Golf & Conf CenterI-81 And Rt 275 (exit 225)Staunton, VA26.7 mi.(540) 248-6020
Shoneys InnRR 4 Box 99e I-81&250Staunton, VA26.7 mi.(540) 885-3117
Stonewall Jackson Hotel24 S Market StStaunton, VA26.7 mi.(540) 885-4848
Howard Johnson Express Inn268 N Central AveStaunton, VA26.8 mi.(540) 886-5330
Comfort Inn1302 Richmond AveStaunton, VA27.2 mi.(540) 886-5000
Econolodge East1031 Richmond AveStaunton, VA27.2 mi.(540) 885-5158
Super 8 Motel1015 Richmond AveStaunton, VA27.2 mi.(540) 886-2888
Sleep Inn222 Jefferson HwyStaunton, VA28.8 mi.(540) 887-6500
Guesthouse Inn42 Sangers LnStaunton, VA29.1 mi.(540) 885-3117
Hampton Inn Waynesboro/Stuarts Draft15 Four Square LnFishersville, VA29.2 mi.(540) 213-9500
Comfort Inn15 Windigrove DrWaynesboro, VA29.8 mi.(540) 932-3060
Days Inn2060 Rosser AveWaynesboro, VA29.8 mi.(540) 943-1101
Holiday Inn Express20 Windigrove DrWaynesboro, VA29.8 mi.(540) 932-7170
Super 82045 Rosser AveWaynesboro, VA29.9 mi.(540) 943-3888

Fredericksburg Weather & Climate

Northeast Virginia's climate is classified as mild, mid-latitude, with a subcategory of humid subtropical. Northeast Virginia generally has mild winters with no dry season and hot summers. Hurricanes make the coastal areas of Virginia vulnerable, but it's rare for a major hurricane to threaten the Virginia coast as hurricanes that far north tend to weaken due to cooler coast waters and increasingly westerly winds. Heavy rain from tropical cyclones are possible, however. Thunderstorms are an occasional concern with the state averaging anywhere from 30-50 days of thunderstorm activity annually, but the highest area of occurrence is towards the west.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 44°F 20°F 3.02 in. -
February 48°F 22°F 2.77 in. -
March 58°F 30°F 3.53 in. -
April 68°F 37°F 3.17 in. -
May 76°F 48°F 3.96 in. -
June 83°F 57°F 4.08 in. -
July 87°F 62°F 3.88 in. -
August 85°F 60°F 3.05 in. -
September 78°F 53°F 3.48 in. -
October 68°F 40°F 3.08 in. -
November 57°F 30°F 3.03 in. -
December 48°F 24°F 2.91 in. -

Fredericksburg Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Shenandoah Valley Regional airport (SHD) located about 39 miles northeast of Fredericksburg in Staunton / Waynesboro / Harrisonburg, Virginia, Roanoke Regional Woodrum Field (ROA) located approximately 49 miles southwest of Fredericksburg in Roanoke, Virginia, the Greenbrier Valley airport (LWB) located roughly 52 miles west of Fredericksburg in Lewisburg, West Virginia, and finally the Charlottesville Albemarle airport (CHO) located around 56 miles east of Fredericksburg in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Fredericksburg Attractions

Golf Courses
Gauntlet Golf ClubFredericksburgVA 
Lees Hill Golfers ClubFredericksburgVA 
Cliftondale Country ClubClifton ForgeVA21.6 mi.
Gypsy Hill Golf ClubStauntonVA26.3 mi.
Alleghany Country ClubCovingtonVA26.9 mi.
Winton Country ClubCliffordVA28.8 mi.
Ski Areas
The HomesteadHot SpringsVA22.7 mi.
Wintergreen ResortWintergreenVA29.4 mi.
MassanuttenHarrisonburgVA49.3 mi.
Bryce ResortBasyeVA72.2 mi.
WinterplaceFlat TopWV93.6 mi.
Wisp Ski AreaMchenryMD115.2 mi.
State Parks
Douthat State ParkVA19.7 mi. 
Toaster Museum FoundationCharlottesvilleVA53.2 mi.(Technology)
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of VirginiaCharlottesvilleVA53.2 mi.(Art)
Avoca MuseumAltavistaVA54.6 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Mill Mountain ZooRoanokeVA51.1 mi.
National Zoo Conservation & Research CenterFront RoyalVA97.7 mi.

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