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The Children’s Museum of Richmond (CMoR) has been serving children and families from throughout Virginia since 1981. In that time, more than a million children and families from Richmond and throughout Virginia have explored interactive educational experiences that have stimulated their interest in art, science and the humanities. Last year, the museum welcomed 427,889 making it the 8th most visited children’s museum in the country. In May of 2014, CMoR opened its fourth location in Fredericksburg. Children’s museums are places where children learn through play and exploration in environments designed just for them. Reflecting Richmond’s diverse community, CMoR creates playful, interactive learning experiences. Children’s museums are unique in that they serve all children from across the socio-economic spectrum. Part of the magic created daily comes from children with every advantage playing and learning alongside children impacted with developmental and/or economic challenges. An active and successful children’s museum is often the only place in a community that touches every family and gives them shared learning experiences, no matter their socio-economic situation. The Children’s Museum of Richmond has a rich history of service to the entire community, with particular emphasis on programming for children from economically challenged areas. Last year the museum welcomed 99,172 guests at a free or reduced rate. The museum has been recognized for its service to the Richmond Public Schools

through SOL-based education programs, its success with Head Start participants, its efforts on behalf of children in foster care and its unique work with children identified as having special needs. From single teen parents learning to play appropriately with their babies to children from subsidized housing enjoying healthy breakfasts while learning about the importance of good nutrition and exercise, the Children’s Museum of Richmond continually offers programming that directly impacts vulnerable populations. CMoR offers families the unique opportunity to experience learning in a fun and engaging environment. According to a University of Illinois study, children are bored a staggering 50% of the time they learn in schools. By allowing the children to learn through play, learning becomes invigorated. While Children’s Museums add joy to learning, they also include parents in the learning process, which contributes positively to development. CMoR is the first cultural organization most children visit, and is a complement to the efforts in schools, child-care centers and homes to enrich the lives and education of children. In fact, all educational programs the museum offers are in accordance with the Virginia Standards of Learning and Virginia’s Foundation Blocks of Early Learning standards. The museum offers an experience for children to build a foundation for future appreciation of other art and cultural institutions and create a life-long love of learning and commitment to the arts. 7


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April 1 to November 2 Spotlight Exhibition: Gari Melchers’ La Brabanconne. 224 Washington St. Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, Fredericksburg, VA 22405. (540) 654-1841. Included with museum admission. July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August 5, 12, 19, 26 September 9, 16, 23, 30 Picnic in the Park Tuesdays in May, June and September (except May 27 and September 2) Hurkamp Park, 11:30am-1:30pm. 540-372-1086 x215. 500 William St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Free.

July 5, August 2, September 6 Art in the Park In conjunction with First Saturdays at the Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market, Art in the Park is an amazing showcase of local artists and their talents. Mediums have included photography, woodworking, knitting, jewelry, mixed media, paintings and more. 540-372-1086. 500 William St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

JULY July 4 • Heritage Festival 5 Mile 706 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg VA 22401 July 4 • All American 4th Of July! 212 Butler Road, Fredericksburg, VA July 4 • History Trivia Night at the James Monroe Museum. Match wits with friends and family (or total strangers) in First Friday history trivia competitions featuring celebrity MCs. Prizes will be awarded for 8

first, second, and last place. Light refreshments, a cash bar, and a 50/50 raffle. 908 Charles St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401. www.jamesmonroemuseum.org 540-6541043. Free. July 5 • Neighborhood Tours - Charles and Hanover Streets The Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center, along with Hallowed Ground Tours, presents a special walking tour. Participants on this walking tour, titled Neighborhood Tours - the History of Our Homes, will explore the homes and history of one of the City’s oldest neighborhoods, Charles and Hanover Streets. 540-371-3037. 1001 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401. $5/adult, $2/child and $2/student. July 7 & 8 • Major Monroe's History Camp Enlist now in this hands-on history camp for boys and girls ages 7-12! 540-654-1043. 908 Charles Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. $40/child. July 7 to July 9 • Introductory Art Camp: Wearable Art Ages 11-12 This year, the Museum is offering four summer camps during July aimed at helping your children understand the intersection of art and history in the Rappahannock River Region. 540-371-3037. 1001 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401.$90 members / $115 non-members. July 13 to July 19 • US Open Overall Flying Disc Championships. The US Open features seven disciplines — known as the “Overall Disc Sports” — covering a spectrum of athletic skills and abilities. Some of these sports are well-known, such as the hugely popular game of Disc Golf, which will attract legendary players from coast to coast. Other events, such as Distance and Self-Caught


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Flight, promise Olympic-level action as our competitors throw flying discs at heights and distances that most spectators can’t imagine until they see it done. Of course, we save the best for last. This six-day event hits its pinnacle with the Championship Weekend held a Pratt Park, showcasing the final rounds of competition and demonstrations by Frisbee-catching dogs, always a major attraction. Another crowd favorite is the Freestyle event. You’ll see some of the top trick artists in the sport playing judged routines to music. The “festival” portion of Championship Weekend includes free disc-skills clinics for all attendees who are interested; and some lucky spectators will get the chance to win prizes with our Disc Golf Hole-in-One Contest. www.FlyingDisc2014.com. July 14 to July 16 • Introductory Art Camp: Wearable Art Ages 11-12. This year, the Museum is offering four summer camps during July aimed at helping your children understand the intersection of art and history in the Rappahannock River Region.540-371-3037. 1001 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. $90 members / $115 non-members. July 17 to July 20 • Historicon Each year HISTORICON draws about 35004000 people from around the world and around 100 vendors offering everything you need to recreate military battles from across history or alternate battles drawn from your own imagination. There are tournaments, seminars and a Hobby University of painting classes and events. Activities go from 8am until the wee hours. If you are a gamer, military history buff and within driving distance you should try and make it – even for just the day – you will love it! Fredericksburg Expo Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. www.historicon.org. July 18 • Joe Nichols at Celebrate Virginia Live Ticket prices: General Admission advance: $17.50, day of show $23 Trivett's/Ashley Gold Circle Seating: $30 Trivett's/Ashley Gold Circle Reserved (events continued on page 10)

SKIN+TOUCH THERAPY Skin+Touch Therapy is a boutique spa located in Historic Downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia. We balance relaxing and therapeutic massage and facial services with the goal of creating change and wellbeing. Our talented therapists are trained, licensed, and insured in all services they preform. We are open for appointments 7 days a week, and you can schedule with our friendly receptionist or from the comfort of your home with our 24/7online booking software. Our spa can accommodate small groups for special events like bridal parties or birthdays, and our boutique carries skincare lines, wellness products and gifts for yourself and your loved ones. At Skin+Touch Therapy, we take pride in our work and we are inspired by our clients and their results. We regularly receive glowing reviews and have been rated #1 by sites like Yelp and Fredericksburg Patch. Come see why we’re a local favorite! 9


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Seating: $40 Platinum Experience Pass advance only: $100. 2371 Carl D Silver Pkwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. celebratevirginialive.com/schedule.php. July 19 • Thompson Square at Celebrate Virginia Live Ticket prices: General Admission advance: $18.50, day of show $24 Trivett's/Ashley Gold Circle Seating: $30 Trivett's/Ashley Gold Circle Reserved Seating: $45 Platinum Experience Pass advance only: $100. 2371 Carl D Silver Pkwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. celebratevirginialive.com/schedule.php. July 19 • Roller Derby: Five 40 Roller Girls vs. Camel City Thrashers Enjoy watching Fredericksburg’s Five 40 Roller Girls skate it out against Camel City Thrashers. 540-785-4625. 12220 Five Mile Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22408. $10 in advance $12 at the door free for kids 10 and under. July 21 to July 23 • Intermediate Art Camp: Farm to Fashion Ages 13-15 This year, the Museum is offering four summer camps during July aimed at helping your children understand the intersection of art and history in the Rappahannock River Region. 540-371-3037. 1001 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401. $90 members / $115 non-members. July 25 • Lake Anna Concert Series Lake Anna Sunset Concerts at The Pavilion at Anna Point Marina offer live music, adult beverages, soda, water and food concession for locals and visitors, plus spectacular lakeside sunsets! The concert is free. Bring a lawn chair and join us lakeside. July 25 featuring Burnt Orange with a Beach party theme. 540-895-5900. 13721 Anna Point Ln, Anna Point Marina, Mineral, VA 23117. Free.

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July 28 to July 30 • Advanced Art Camp: Creating Couture Ages 16-18. Know a teen with an interest in fashion? During this camp, teen participants will work closely with the exhibit Woman Adorned: Transcending Time and Transforming Culture. This camp will encourage students to use clothing of the past to challenge

Experience… Remember… Celebrate… Home to quaint, friendly towns, natural, scenic beauty, fine dining, and an unparalleled selection of first-class accommodations. Orange County, Virginia has something for everyone. Visit Montpelier, the beautifully restored home of James Madison, take a moment to reflect at a Civil War battlefield or museum, or enjoy an afternoon at one of Orange County’s three award-winning wineries. Come, let us welcome you to Orange County, where serenity awaits and a short drive will take you a world away. preconceptions of the present in our society. 540-371-3037. 1001 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401. $90 members / $115 non-members.

AUGUST August 1 • History Trivia Night at the James Monroe Museum. Match wits with friends and family (or total strangers) in First Friday history trivia competitions featuring celebrity MCs. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and last place. Light


FredericksburgGuidebook.com refreshments, a cash bar, and a 50/50 raffle will also make this a perfect way to wind down from long summer weeks! 908 Charles Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. www.jamesmonroemuseum.org. 540-6541043. Free. August 9 • Love of the Beard Do you have a beard that is worthy of being noticed? Strange and unique beards as well as fashionable and handsome beards will all be celebrated at the second annual Love of the Beard at Spotsylvania Towne Centre. Several prize categories and guest appearances by bearded stars. 540-7359622. 3102 Plank Road #137, Fredericksburg, VA 22407. Free to the public; contestants $25. August 15, 16, 17 • 2014 Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge - The historic Riddick House. The 2014 Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge (6901 Meeting Street off Route 208, Spotsylvania)—reception and panel discussion on Friday evening, daylong

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speaker series (including keynote speaker Eric Wittenberg) and lunch on Saturday, and guided tours of the Wilderness and Spotsylvania battlefields on Sunday. $55/person, all inclusive. Details at http://emergingcivilwar.com/emerging-civilwar-symposium-at-stevenson-ridge. For more info: info@stevensonridge.com. 540538-6263. 6901 Meeting Street, Spotsylvania, VA 22553. $55/person for all three days. August 16 • Roller Derby: Five 40 Roller Girls vs. Black Rose Rollers. Enjoy watching Fredericksburg’s Five 40 Roller Girls skate it out against Black Rose Rollers Rott. 540785-4625. 12220 Five Mile Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22408. $10 in advance $12 at the door free for kids 10 and under. August 17 • The Big Day - Special Event & Bridal Show. Start planning for your special event at the The Big Day - Special Event & Bridal Show with the area's best event & wedding professionals. Interview (events continued on page 12)

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MAID BRIGADE Maid Brigade is in it's 4th decade of service offering professional housecleaning in Fredericksburg and the surrounding areas. Maid Brigade uses Green Seal approved products, HEPA vacuums, and micro fiber cloths and is Green Clean certified, providing you with

a healthier clean. With a reputation for reliability we promise to respect the privacy, property and time of our clients. All our cleaning professionals are bonded, insured and have had background checks for your safety and security. Maid Brigade is proud to serve this historic community. To learn more, call 540-371-3518. 11


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photographers, florists, caterers, DJs, bakeries, event sites, and more — all under one roof! Bring your to-do list and get everything checked off all in one place. Don’t get stressed about event planning…come to The Big Day - Special Event & Bridal Show! (540) 548-5555. 2371 Carl D Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. $12 at the door, $10 in advance. August 23 • FAMCC Women Adorned Workshop "Boogie Shoes" Hip hop fashion and style is derived from the hip hop music genre, urban culture & individual expression. By making personalized shoes, the student can express their own style using hip hop and urban influences. The workshop will allow students to develop their own design and apply it to their own pair of canvas shoes with fabric paint. Recommended Shoes: canvas, such as Vans. Registration: Minimum of 10, maximum of 15 students. Age Group: 8-12. 540-371-3037. 1001 Princess Anne Street. $40, excluding the price of shoes. August 30 • Neighborhood Tours Washington Avenue The Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center, along with Hallowed Ground Tours, presents a special walking tour. 540-371-3037. 1001 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401. $5/adult, $2/child and $2/student.

SEPTEMBER September 5 • History Trivia Night at the James Monroe Museum. Match wits with friends and family (or total strangers) in First Friday history trivia competitions featuring celebrity MCs. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and last place. Light refreshments, a cash bar, and a 50/50 raffle . 908 Charles St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. www.jamesmonroemuseum.org. 540-6541043. Free.

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September 6 • Lakes and Grapes Century Bike Ride. Choose courses that are between 18 and 100 miles long, visit historic sites and the Lake Anna area. Go at your own pace and see the beautiful countryside. 7:00am. 540-735-9622. 5700 Smith Station Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22407. Registration fee. September 6 • Stonewall Jackson 20 Mile Ambulance Run. Why time your run when you can run through time? A challenging run through historic Spotsylvania County following part of the ambulance route taken by Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson after he was wounded at Chancellorsville. The run covers Brock Road and Jackson Trail East. Sponsored by Spotsylvania Parks and Recreation. 540507-7529. 8800 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22553. Registration Fee. September 6 • Drool in the Pool There will be paddle races, doggie swimsuit styling, bobbing for tennis balls, and pet vendor displays. Dogs must have written proof of rabies vaccination. 540-658-5116 58 Jesse Curtis Lane Curtis Park Pool, Hartwood, VA 22406. $5 per dog plus 3.5# bag of dog food. September 6 • Music By Moonlight Concert. Free outdoor concert by the Fredericksburg Big Band. 703-994-8458. 500 William Street Hurkamp Park, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. FREE. (events continued on page 14) GUNSMITHING WITH HONORS Gunsmithing with Honors, established in April 2013, fills the need for Gunsmithing in the Fredericksburg area. There is a Gunsmith on call from Monday through Thursday 10-7, Friday 10-5 and Saturday 10-5. Every firearm sold and repaired gets a special treatment from Mike at Gunsmithing with Honors. The Blunderbuss to the M4, Mike has worked on every type of fire arm you can imagine, parts, gun sales and accessories are also available. A full line of ammunition or pistols, rifles are always available. Come on in and say howdy. It’s as friendly as the Mayberry barber shop!


EVENTS September 8 • Doggone Pool Party Pups can take a dip in the pool at Loriella Park Pool thanks to Spotsylvania Parks and Recreation. 540-507-7529. 10910 Leavells Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22407.

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September 12 to September 13 • 208 Sale Trail. Experience 24 miles of yard sales, antiquing, and sidewalk sales along route 208 in historic Spotsylvania County. Start at the intersection of Jefferson Davis Highway near exit 126 off of Interstate 95 and follow Courthouse Road to Lake Anna. Bargains galore. Be sure to pull completely off the road and watch out for pedestrians as well as great deals. Old Battlefield Blvd Rt 208, Spotsylvania, VA 22553. 540-507-7090. 208saletrail.com. 9019 . Free. September 12 • Dierks Bentley at Celebrate Virginia Live. Ticket prices: General Admission advance: $25, day of show $29. Trivett's/Ashley Gold Circle Seating: $40.Trivett's/Ashley Gold Circle Reserved Seating: $50. Platinum Experience Pass advance only: $100. Gordon W. Shelton Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. celebratevirginialive.com/schedule.php. September 20 to September 21 • Fredericksburg Pet Show. The Fredericksburg Pet Expo, is set to be held at the Fredericksburg Expo Center. 540-5485555. Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center 2371 Carl D Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Adults: $8 online, $9 in advance - Kids 12 and under FREE. September 20 • Roller Derby: Five 40 Roller Girls vs. NRV. Enjoy watching Fredericksburg’s Five 40 Roller Girls skate it out against NRV Bruisin Burgs. (540) 7854625.12220 Five Mile Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22408.$10 in advance $12 at the door free for kids 10 and under. September 27 • White Oak Ministries 3rd Annual Car Show 2014. White Oak Ministries 3nd Car Show - Mission India. 540373-2850. 299 White Oak Road, Fredericksburg, VA. $15 per car at gate. Spectators free. 14

EAST COAST VAPERS East Coast Vapers offers the following products and services: * More than 144 premium e-juice flavors from 15 East Coast vendors * A sampling bar to try out all 144 flavors before you buy * U.S. made equipment and hardware * Demonstrations on rebuildable hardware * DIY juice demonstrations In addition to the discounts East Coast Vapers offers to veterans, there are also discounts for federal and state employees, and emergency responders (police, firemen, EMT’s). For more information or to follow the latest news, check out eastcoastvapers on Facebook.


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TROLLEY TOURS OF FREDERICKSBURG Trolley Tours of Fredericksburg is the city’s only tour that includes historic homes, attractions, and the famous Sunken Road, site of the Battle of Fredericksburg. Thirtyfive monuments, markers, and attractions are included in the tour along with the Confederate and Federal cemeteries and America’s oldest Masonic cemetery. Tickets and more information can be found at the Downtown Fredericksburg’s Visitor Center. U.S. TOURS Join U.S. TOURS for a comprehensive, lectured tour. A kaleidoscope of many major sights in Washington D.C. This tour is designed for those who want to see our nation's capital in one day without the stress of driving, parking, and wondering

where you are. The lectured tours are in the comfort of a van to make your day more personalized, informative, and fun! The tours include Arlington Cemetery, WWII Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, U.S. Capitol, The White House, The Smithsonian and much more.

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OLDE TOWN CARRIAGE TOURS OF FREDERICKSBURG Join us for a relaxing, informative carriage tour as we explore the heart of "America’s Most Historic City." We’ll ramble through Fredericksburg’s 40 blocks of historic neighborhoods, where you’ll see the quaint streets and picturesque architecture that adds to the city’s unique charm. Come participate in our 45 minute group tour or the only private step-on-and-off tour in Fredericksburg! Our private tours include admission to all the living history sites.

VIRGINIA CRUISES "A party on the water" is what a cruise on "The City of Fredericksburg" has been called. You'll journey back in time on the big paddlewheeler while you enjoy a narrated view of historical Civil War sites and George Washington's boyhood home. You can be on deck or take advantage of the climate 16

controlled cabin that allows the trip to continue rain or shine. A delicious catered buffet is available and for parties or receptions, there's a dance floor upstairs. CRUISE TIMES ADULTS CHILDREN Lunch Cruises: Tues-Sat 12–2pm $30.00 $18.50 Dinner Cruises: T, W & Th 6–8:30pm $42.00 $26.50 Dinner/Dance: Friday 8–11pm $46.50 $29.00 Dinner/Dance: Saturday 7–10pm $50.00 $31.00 Sunday Brunch: 1:00 - 3:30 $38.00 $23.50 Contact 1-800-598-2628 for reservations


FredericksburgGuidebook.com SPOTSYLVANIA A GREAT VACATION SPOT! Spotsylvania County’s wonderfully diverse attractions are conveniently located between Richmond, VA, and Washington, D.C, along Interstate 95. A Visitor Center at I-95 exit #126 is open 7 days per week. Several major military battles of the Civil War were fought in the County, and the National Park Service (NPS) and other public and private supporters have respectfully preserved over 8,000 acres for quiet enjoyment. The NPS has a visitor center in the northwest portion of the County, where historians are available during the Summer to lead tours and assist visitors in learning about soldier and civilian experiences during the War. Leisurely kayak and canoe trips are available on the environmentally protected Rappahannock River, which runs along the northern edge of the County. Local wines and spirits can be found at Lake Anna Winery, Mattaponi Winery, A. Smith Bowman Distillery, and the Blue and Gray Brewery. All have tours, and are family owned and operated. The Spotsylvania Museum, located in the center of the County, depicts a wide range of historical periods, including Native American activities and the first Governor of Virginia -Alexander Spotswood -- who greatly influenced the lives of ordinary citizens in the early 1700’s. The Museum provides maps for self-guided tours of nearby battlefields and the historic Spotsylvania Courthouse area (one block away). The John J. Wright Museum and Cultural Center will let you explore the history of Civil Rights in Spotsylvania. At the south border of the County is the extensive Lake Anna recreation area, where all

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forms of resort and water activities are available. Boat sales / rentals / launching / marinas along with lodging, dining, and related equipment are available. Lake Anna State Park has 15 miles of walking trails. The immense Spotsylvania regional mall offers every imaginable variety of shopping and dining experience. Many hotels and B&B’s are conveniently located near major attractions. See our web page VisitSpotsy.com.

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By Emily Taggart Schricker Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. Motorists in the early twentieth century faced as much misfortune and obstacles as they did excitement and adventure when they took their new automobiles out on the open road. The new sport of motoring, which only the very wealthy could afford, required participants to be strong willed and physically capable to make the long, muddy, bumpy journey. In early automobile races, it was not always the fastest car that won, but often the one that broke down the least. Even if the car did stay in one piece with minimal repairs, the question remained, “Which way do we go?” Although the most direct route might not have been the most passable, and the time it took to go the long way could leave one broken down far from help—nothing could stop these adventurers. In 1910, what is now known as US Route 1 was in the early stages of becoming the Washington-Richmond Highway. Newspapers of both cities, as well as Fredericksburg’s own Free Lance and Daily Star, ran a constant flow of articles keeping citizens updated on the government’s discussions. Not everyone was in favor of improving the roads. In 1909, the Washington Post stated that the one cause of fear for the “agriculturalists” was that 18

they “look[ed] upon the road as a means for the gratification of the whim of the automobilist, and they fear[ed] the automobile as a menace to their horses, their vehicles, and their lives.” The newspaper encouraged them to see there were more farmers to benefit from the roads than automobiles. In rural areas, aggression against motorists was not an unheard of incident. Farmers would scatter glass and tacks on the roadway to cause damage to the automobiles or bury rakes and saws in the road so as to flatten passing motorists’ tires. However, if motorists could avoid muddy roads and angry country folks, and keep all of their car’s parts attached, they were rewarded with a lovely drive through the Virginia countryside. Celebrate Fredericksburg’s 20thcentury history at the Vintage Route 1 Tour and Downtown Community Day presented by the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. Saturday, September 6th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Riverfront Park (Sophia Street). Free activities for the entire family, including classic cars, vintage fashion show, history displays, kids’ activities, and more! Streetcar and walking tours showcasing Fredericksburg’s 20th-century history will also be available for a small fee. For more information, visit www.VintageRoute1.com.


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1890 CAROLINE HOUSE The 1890 Caroline House is located on the main street of Historic Fredericksburg, one block from the train station servicing Amtrak and VRE to Washington and Richmond. Built in 1890 and purchased at auction by Jackie and Chuck Leopold March 17th, 2006, the Caroline House has been refurbished to its original grandeur with all of the modern conveniences to make your visit memorable. They offer 3 elegant rooms with Jacuzzi tubs, exquisite hand-made mosaic showers, king size beds, quality linens and amenities. The Inn was featured in Romantic Homes (February 2011 issue) magazine. Breakfast is served at 8:30 a.m. or on Sunday, if you wish to sleep in, you may have Brunch at Bistro Bethem from 11a.m. - 2 pm with a voucher and reservations made by the Inn.

1890 Caroline House Special The 1890 Caroline House is now available for extended stay accommodations with a 3night minimum. Located across the street from the exquisite Fredericksburg Square, the 1890 Caroline House has 2 luxurious king rooms with 2 person showers and Jacuzzis, a suite with a gas fireplace facing the living room and the bedroom, king size bed and a beautiful bathroom with a Jacuzzi and 2 person shower. Enjoy your private courtyard with your guests. Reserve the entire house for $675 per night with a security deposit and signed contract. Limited to a six-person occupancy, no children/pets. Please contact The Richard Johnston Inn at 540-899-7606 and we will be happy to send you information. 19


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RICHARD JOHNSTON INN The Richard Johnston Inn makes an ideal get way for a vacation, weekend retreat, business trip or conference. Whether one is looking for the perfect romantic getaway or a place to relax after a long day of work, the Richard Johnston Inn offers luxury accommodations (discounts for corporate/military) that are perfect for all. Each guest room features a private bathroom, flat screen television, and high-speed wireless internet access. Park your car in the large, off street parking area or come by train – they are only 3 blocks from the train station and will pick up guests with 24 hour notice.

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Awards and Recommendations • Chosen by Southern Living Readers Choice Awards as “One of the Best Bed and Breakfast in the South” • Voted “The Best of Washington for Weekend Get Aways” by The Washingtonian • Voted “Best in the Burg” by readers of the local newspaper, The Front Porch • Featured on WUSA TV with reporter Jan Fox as “One of the Most Romantic Inns in Virginia” • The Washington Post states: “In less than an hour from Washington, you can feel far, far away by visiting Historic Fredericksburg and The Richard Johnston Inn.”


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KENMORE INN Built circa 1824, the Kenmore Inn offers a handsome assortment of both cozy and luxurious accommodations. The nine guest rooms are beautifully appointed with period antiques and offer many amenities. Each room features a private bathroom, flat screen television with cable, and high speed wireless internet. Four rooms offer working fireplaces, hardwood floors, and vaulted ceilings. A complimentary full breakfast is served every morning in their historic Main Dining Room. Guests can also enjoy a leisurely dinner in their romantic candlelit Garden Room, prepared by Executive Chef, Jacqueline Hartman and complemented by one of the best wine cellars in Virginia. Their English style Pub with a polished copper horseshoe bar and sunken patio is a great place to meet friends, have some drinks and just relax. Their opulent and historic ambiance is also the perfect place to host your next event. Let the Kenmore Inn’s experienced staff pamper your guests with excellent service and exquisite meals. Call 540-371-7622 or email reservations@kenmoreinn.com for reservations.

COUNTRY INN & SUITES Country Inn & Suites is located on Rt. 1 off I-95 at exit 126. This luxury inn is centrally placed between Historic Downtown Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania's Southpoint & Cosner's Corner Shopping centers. Convenient, comfortable, and always accommodating, and welcome to the Country Inn Suites. They offer a hearty breakfast, spacious affordable smoking or non smoking rooms, and friendly personable staff. Hosting a meeting or special event? They have space for more than 170 guests, and a professional staff to assist with planning and set up. They have coffee and fresh baked cookies 24 hours a day. Take a dip in their new large indoor pool/spa. Fitness room and business center are also on site. All rooms are equipped with high speed wireless internet, microwave, fridge, and brand new furniture. They're pet friendly too! Come stay at The Country Inn And Suites and they'll show you what hospitality is all about. 21


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THE FREDERICKSBURG HOSPITALITY HOUSE HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER The Fredericksburg Hospitality House Hotel and Conference Center is in the heart of Fredericksburg’s Central Park’s shopping, dining and entertainment complex, off Interstate 95, minutes from local attractions, Civil War sites and Historic Fredericksburg. Professional event and meeting planners on staff help plan memorable events in facilities that accommodate up to 750 people – ideal for business, government and non-profit groups, religious, fraternal, military organizations and families planning reunions, anniversaries and weddings. Modern amenities include a fully equipped business center and wireless internet connections throughout the hotel. The 196 guest rooms and suites have mini-refrigerators, microwave ovens, irons, ironing boards, hair dryers, coffee makers and full in-room television capabilities. In addition, there is an exercise room, coin operated laundry and laundry service, a Junior Olympic-size outdoor pool, ample free parking, restaurant and lounge. 22


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HAMPTON INN & SUITES Hampton Inn & Suites at Fredericksburg South (I95, Exit 126) is the area’s address for stylish and comfortable lodging. With 121 guest rooms and suites, guests will enjoy exceptional service and amenities to make their stay a home on the road. Start your day with the On the House(tm) Hot Breakfast, stay connected with our free wireless high speed interne. Choose from standard rooms, executive king rooms with microwave and refrigerator, or spread out in a spacious guest suite. There are meeting rooms ranging from 600 to 1200 sq. ft. with seating up to 80. A Suite Shop, on and off property fitness center and indoor pool are also available. Call us at 540-898-5000 for reservations and more information. Near Downtown, easy on/off I-95 at exit 126. INN AT KELLY´S FORD Inn at Kelly´s Ford is your entry to the casual elegance of Virginia´s historic Hunt Country. Located on the historical site of the Kelly´s Ford Civil War Battlefield, the Inn is set on 150 acres, part of a larger 500-acre estate. Join us for the perfect getaway, or plan your wedding or an invigorating company event. Come year-round to enjoy the rolling hills and flowing Rappahannock River. Steep yourself in the region´s rich heritage.

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Revitalize your senses... go hiking, biking, swimming, canoeing or enjoy a round of golf at any one of six nearby courses. Bask in the cordial hospitality offering you or your organization, thoroughly luxurious lodging and fine dining in a casual, elegant setting. THE COURTYARD MARRIOTT The Courtyard Fredericksburg Historic District provides convenient accommodations near an Amtrak station, Geico, Intuit, University of Mary Washington, Quantico, Dahlgren and cultural attractions. Our downtown Fredericksburg hotel, the only hotel in the historic area, features an inviting lobby with flexible spaces to work or relax and easy access to the latest news, weather and airport conditions via our GoBoard. While with us, experience the Bistro, which offers healthy food and beverages in the morning and evening dinner service with cocktails. After a good night's rest on luxurious bedding, enjoy a workout in our 24-hour gym. At the end of a busy day, take a dip in our indoor pool and a stroll to shops and the waterfront. Stay connected with complimentary wireless internet throughout, a 24-hour business center and boarding pass printing service. The Courtyard Fredericksburg Historic District and our friendly staff await your arrival. 23


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CLARION HOTEL Whether you're vacationing or away on business, let Clarion Hotel be your number one hotel destination! We offer spacious accommodations and will provide you with all the comforts of home. Each of our beautiful rooms feature color TV's with expanded cable, spacious work desks, and plush, comfortable beds. Need to get some work done? Take advantage of our business center, where you'll have access to a computer with internet and email capabilities, a printer, fax and more. Ready for a workout? Stop by our fitness center. Later, relax in our heated indoor pool or take a dip in our beautiful, sparkling outdoor pool. At Clarion Hotel...we've got it all...waiting here just for you! 24

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HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES OF FREDERICKSBURG Welcome to Holiday Inn Express and Suites of Fredericksburg. Why do so many travelers choose us as their "home away from home"? We always make sure you feel like you're at home! Our courteous and friendly staff will go out of their way to make your stay a pleasant experience you'll never forget. You'll love relaxing in your comfortable room with stylish decor and fantastic amenities. And be sure to start your day off right with our Smart Start Coffee Bar and delicious complementary deluxe hot breakfast. Our beautiful facility also features 2 pools, a business center, state of the art fitness center and meeting space. We're also close to a number of exciting attractions, as well as fabulous dining and shopping. What could be better? We look


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forward to meeting all of your lodging needs when your business or pleasure brings you to Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fredericksburg! WYTESTONE SUITES From the moment you enter Wytestone Suites you are greeted by a tremendous fireplace in an astonishing five-story atrium. You can enjoy a complimentary breakfast and relax by the indoor pool. Take a stroll to local shops, movie theater, bowling center and numerous restaurants. Wytestone Suites is an excellent hotel choice and receives high marks from visitors to the Fredericksburg area. TOWNEPLACE SUITES BY MARRIOTT Superior customer service and affordable rates make our hotel the perfect choice for your long-term and short-term lodging needs. Our suites are 25% larger than the average hotel room, making it easier to settle in and connect to the local neighborhood. We are a 93 suite, non-smoking property

with fully equipped kitchens that also offers ample living area. A complimentary continental breakfast is served, daily and fresh brownies are offered in the evenings. Additionally, we offer wired & free Wi-Fi internet connection and HBO, free local phone calls, and guest dry cleaning services are also available. We also offer a 24-hour coin operated laundry facility, fitness room and business center. Pets are welcomed for a small fee and they can enjoy the designated pet park on the property. Several restaurants are within walking distance and our hotel is close to Historic Downtown Fredericksburg for dining and entertainment. Group and Corporate rates are offered (please contact the hotel directly for discounted rates). TownePlace Suites by Marriott looks forward to serving you and welcome you to our neighborhood, Fredericksburg, VA.

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HAMPTON INN STAFFORD/QUANTICO Enjoy comfy accommodation and friendly service at a great value when you stay at our convenient Hampton Inn Stafford/QuanticoAquia hotel. Host an important meeting in our well-equipped meeting room, or catch up with work in our free business center. Recharge in a comfy guest room with a TV, and stay connected with free high-speed internet access. Start your day right with Hampton's free hot breakfast buffet, or if you’re in rush, grab a healthy On the Run Breakfast Bag, available Monday through Friday. After a busy day of meetings, reenergize in the fitness center, refresh in our indoor pool or simply retire to a comfy guest room and unwind on a clean and fresh Hampton bed®. Hampton Inn Stafford Quantico has received the 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. This honor is awarded to establishments that achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site. Our staff takes great pride in consistently offering an exceptional experience to our guests. 26

SLEEP IN Sleep Inn is Choice Hotels’ newest property in Southpoint Plaza at Massaponax. Located behind the WyteStone Suites, they are conveniently located near dining, shopping and interstate 95. Their 67 rooms cater to everyone from families to the business traveler. Sleep Inn boasts an exercise facility, seasonal outdoor pool, in room refrigerators and a deluxe continental breakfast. For reservations or information contact them at 540-710-5500 or 1-877-424-6423.

WILDERNESS PRESIDENTIAL RESORTS Wilderness Presidential Resorts is a familyoriented retreat that rests on over 600 acres of beautiful forests and waterways in historic Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Open 365 days a year, Wilderness guests enjoy fun, weekly planned activities, campsite access, RV rentals and fully stocked cabins. Wilderness has new exciting things happening every day! Visit Our Web-site for all the activities.


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Holiday Inn Express 540-479-8000 560 Warrenton Road

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The 1890 Caroline House 540-899-7606 528 Caroline Street

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American Red Cross 4836 Southpoint Pkwy., Fredericksburg, VA 22407 Phone: 540-373-5176 Fax: 540-373-0838 Website: rappahannockarea.redcross.org Birthright of Fredericksburg, Inc. 13 Lafayette Station, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Phone: 540-371-6119 Fax: 540-785-4777 Website: www.birthright.org Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington 200 Gunnery Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Phone: 540-368-9531 Fax: 540-368-9537 Website: www.bgcgw.org/clubs/fredericksburg.html Fred. Area HIV/AIDS Support Services 415 Elm Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Phone: 540-371-7532 X10 • Fax: 540-371-8446 Website: www.fahass.org

Lloyd Moss Free Clinic 13011 Sam Perry Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Phone:540-741-1061 • Website: www.mossfreeclinic.org New Life For Youth Men's Ranch 1500 Log Cabin Road, Beaverdam, VA 23015 Office-804-448-2750

New Life For Youth Mercy House (Women's Home) 2915 Broad Rock Blvd., Richmond, VA 23224 Office-804-230-4485

Rappahannock Area Council For Children and Parents www.RACCAP.ORG, 540-785-6217 Educating Parents With Continuing Support Around A Free Dinner Rappahannock Big Brothers Big Sisters 325A Wallace Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Phone: 540-371-7444 Fax: 540-371-7445 Website: www.rbbbs.org Rappahannock Refuge, Inc.-Hope House 902 Lafayette Boulevard, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Phone: 540-371-0831 • Website: www.hopehouseva.org SERVE 15 Upton Lane, Stafford, VA 22554 Phone: 540-288-9603 • Fax: 540-288-9599 Thrive, the Healing Center A non-profit women’s resource center focusing on women who have experienced trauma, tragedy and transition who are seeking change in their lives. We offer classes, support groups and workshops, including yoga and pain and chronic illness support. Please see our website or call our office (540)361-1331 for details http://www.http/thrivehealing.org

540-288-7100 1210 Princess Anne St. Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Our goal is to provide direct support and assistance to children and their families who are infected with HIV and other terminal illnesses. We are dedicated to providing a safe haven retreat, grant wishes, create memorable experiences, and provide financial assistance in order to maintain the child's living condition to an acceptable level of comfort.

www.iwannagohome.org

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(888) 667-3000 (800) 552-3904 (800) 243-2860

Tell Them That The Guidebook Sent You!

FREDERICKSBURG VISITOR’S CENTER

706 Caroline Street (540) 373-1776 FREDericksburg Regional Transit www.RideFRED.com.

(540) 372-1222

GUTTER CLEANING /POWER WASHING Jerry’s Painting & Powerwashing (540) 429-3504 NATURAL GAS Columbia Gas (800) 543-8911 Commonwealth Gas Service (540) 898-2817 Commonwealth Propane (540) 898-0357 Foster Fuel & Cool (540) 898-2151

RADIO Q95.9 and Thunder 104.5 LaPositiva 1350 Bluegrass 89.5 FM

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(540) 891-9696 (540) 361-1278 (540) 582-9700 (540) 370-0948

600 Princess Anne Street is open 8:30am-5pm Monday Friday and 9am-2:30pm Sat. 24 hours access to PO boxes and stamp machines.

Education Minnieland 800-504-2993 www.minnieland.com

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Fredericksburg Utility Stafford Utility Spotsylvania Utility

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Skin+Touch Therapy 714 Caroline Street

Central Park Funland 540-785-6700 1351 Central Park Blvd Wilderness Presidential Resort 9220 Plank Road • 540-972-7433

On U.S. 17 near the England Run Shopping Center. Open 8:30am-5pm Monday - Friday and 9am-1pm Saturday.

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Dominion VA Power Rappahannock Electric Co-op Northern Neck Electric Co-op

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Fredericksburg Area Service League Fredericksburg Area Service League (FASL) is an organization of women dedicated to helping children in Fredericksburg and its surrounding counties through financial and volunteer support. Since 1993, the mission of FASL has been to improve and enrich the lives of children in the Fredericksburg area. Todate, the league has donated over $650,000 to the community and has provided food, shelter, care, education, and opportunities to children and families in need. As well as volunteering thousands of hours each year, league members pledge to financially support various local children’s organizations. To fulfill our financial obligations we host fundraising events throughout the year. One of our most beloved fundraisers is Junior Cotillion of Fredericksburg. Junior Cotillion of Fredericksburg is one of Fredericksburg Area Service League’s oldest programs offering basic instruction in etiquette and ballroom dance for middle school children in sixth through eighth grade. Junior Cotillion teaches children how to treat others with dignity, grace, and respect for better relationships with family, friends, and associates. The six-week course which begins October 12, 2014 30

includes four two hour classes and two dances. The first dance is the Holly Ball, which is an opportunity for students to share what they have learned with a parent or other adult. The course also includes a formal dinner dance at the Fredericksburg Country Club, where students are able to practice everything they have learned at a four-course dinner and dance. Classes and the Holly Ball are held at Strictly Ballroom Dance Studio. The studio is owned by Michael and Melissa Scott, who have years of experience teaching dance to children and love to share the benefits of dancing by providing a family-oriented, positive, and knowledgeable atmosphere. The dinner dance is held at the Fredericksburg Country Club. During Junior Cotillion, students are instructed in the basics of traditional ballroom dance, allowing them to interact with people and learn a life-long skill. The other half of each class is comprised of etiquette instruction which takes place in a small group setting. This allows students plenty of individual attention and hands-on experience to practice what they are learning each week. Junior Cotillion teaches students skills that will be valuable in daily interactions with peers and


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MINNIELAND ACADEMY Minnieland Academy provides award winning early childhood education programs at more than 60 locations in Virginia. Minnieland’s programs include: • Infant and Toddler care • Morning and Full Day Preschools • Jr. Kindergarten • Montessori • Full Day Private Kindergarten • Before and After School Care • Winter, Spring and Summer camps Minnieland Academy classrooms are bright, colorful and are the setting for innovative learning experiences, including art, music, computers, science, language and literacy. Hot, fresh and healthy meals 32

and snacks are served daily, and transportation is provided to and from school. Minnieland Academy’s state of the art outdoor learning areas feature age appropriate playgrounds, sports courts, soccer fields, gardens, pools and water play areas. CENTRAL PARK FUN LAND Central Park Fun Land is Virginia’s Premier Indoor/Outdoor Family Fun Center. Fun Land has over 20 Rides and Attractions such as, Go-Karts, Miniature Golf, Batting Cages, Mini-Bowling, Rock Climbing Fun Land also has a massive arcade, with over 100 video and ticket & prize games. We cater to groups and birthday parties.


I love a great bargain! Department store clearance racks aside, nothing spells summer like a handmade YARD SALE sign! For the avowed bargain hunter, it's enough to cause salivation like Pavlov's dog! I would rather spend an hour in search of a relic than ten minutes choosing from a rack of properly priced and neatly arranged anything. Cataloged and pristine items have a place during the holiday rush or end-ofseason sales, but there is a feeling of accomplishment from unearthing a hidden treasure at the back of a bin of purses or the bottom of a crate of books! "Junk stores" and road side shops are also intriguing, but a yard sale is the urbanites hunting ground! So, when we spot the sign, alert the car to make the u-turn, slam into park and attempt to amble nonchalantly amongst the goodies, here are a few tips to make our hunting ground a more enjoyable experience: 1. Assume everything you touch has a sentimental value. It was once a gift, belonged to a loved one, or is part of a treasured memory. 2. Resist the urge to ramble and scatter. If you spot something at the bottom, carefully move the items above without breakage or damage. 3. Prices are often thought about and preset prior to the sale. Mild haggling is permissible, but berating an items value or the seller's pricing preference is rude. Remember rule #1. 4. Be mindful of where you step. Space is often at a premium and items may be placed in a haphazard manner. Stepping on or over anything may obligate you to purchase the damaged item.

6. Respect the posted hours. A sale which begins at 7 A.M. is still really early and to show up or poke around at 6 A.M. is tantamount to entering a store with the employees! 7. Yard shoppers assume all risk after the sale! If you bought something which you thought had value which later proves to be a great replica, well, if it fooled you, then it obviously is good enough to use, display or place in your next yard sale! 8. When you finally reach the bottom of the barrel and still cannot find the matching item, accept that it may be missing or a mismatch and that is what renders it a yard sale item. 9. Be patient and be kind to other buyers. Don't push, snatch or shove to get to something first. 10. Mind the little hands and feet of children who accompany you. Also, remember that a toy or stuffed animal may not decrease in value, even if a tantrum is thrown by the adult or the child. Don't allow your child to bond with the item before you have successfully purchased the it. Pay first, smile longer. I am Pamela Coopwood and I am "Speaking of Protocol". Pamela Coopwood, a Certified Trainer of business protocol and etiquette, offers corporate seminars, classes and training to enhance the soft skills of protocol and etiquette 703-408-0403 • www.speakingofprotocol.com

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The effects of our Nation’s Civil War are indelible on the landscape of the Fredericksburg region. Tangible reminders of the cultural impact dot the countryside. Some are understated and remote. About 12 miles west of downtown Fredericksburg, on Route 3, stands the Wilderness Baptist Church. On May 2, 1863, the fabled “Flank Attack” by Stonewall Jackson’s forces swept across the surrounding ground, sending the Federal 11th Corps eastward, in a panicked rout. Along the edge of the Wilderness Baptist Church cemetery, lie a cluster of graves belonging to the Todd family, a lineage dating back to the mid eighteenth century in Spotsylvania County. One of the stones marks the final resting place of Richard Lewis Todd, b. May 8, 1836, d. May 29, 1911. Sharing this marker is his brother, Charles Robert Todd, bearing these simple lines: Killed By A Shell October 7, 1865 At Rest The inscribed date of death has led many visitors to speculate that Charles Robert Todd had perhaps been a civilian victim of an unexploded artillery shell, carelessly mishandled just six months after the war's end. Tragic incidents have been recorded that document such a fate. Often times the victims were curious children who would find "dud" projectiles, only to end up maimed or killed when a rock or hammer was 34

applied in an effort to break open their deadly find. Numerous similar incidents around Gettysburg are detailed by historian William A. Frassanito in his book Early Photography at Gettysburg. The true fate of Charles Robert Todd however, is not as some have assumed, but no less tragic. The year of his death, as it is inscribed, is incorrect. The year was mistakenly entered as 1865, when the reality was 1864. The circumstances played out roughly seventy-seven miles south of Spotsylvania, near the Darbytown Road, south east of Richmond. On October 7, 1864, Private Todd, while serving in the Fredericksburg Artillery, was killed during fighting north of Fort Harrison. According to former NPS Chief Historian Robert K. Krick's book, Wilderness Church Cemetery. The Todd graves at left foreground. Photo by the author

Close up of the Charles Todd inscription. Photo by the author


Battle of Darbytown Road, sketched by William Waud, October 7, 1864. Library of Congress

The Fredericksburg Artillery, a Union artillery shell had struck the muzzle of the battery's No. 4 gun, killing Todd, and severely wounding four other members of the gun crew. It is uncertain if Charles actually shares this grave with his younger brother Richard. His remains may in fact lie near the field of battle. There are many documented cases where circumstances prevented the recovery of a loved one’s body, but many times they are memorialized in family plots, and Charles Todd may be one such case. Richard, and another brother, Oscar, both served in the 9th Virginia Cavalry, but survived the war. Due to contradictory ages recorded in the only two census records where Charles is enumerated by name, it is uncertain of his age when killed. Based on the age given in the 1850 census, we can speculate he was born in 1832, given the entered age of 18. Ten years later, in the 1860 census, his age is given as 23, a five year variance during a ten year span. Other sources indicate he was born on August 9, 1833. This would make him 31 at the time of his death. The Todd's are known most famously

in Spotsylvania for their tavern, located at the Brock Road and Catharpin Road intersection. According to historian Noel Harrison's research, the Todd family had sold the property around 1845 to Flavius Josephus Ballard who then re-sold the property in 1869. The intersection where the tavern stood still maintains the name "Todd's Tavern". John Cummings is a visual historian and the author of two books on the Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania region. He provides battlefield guide services and research assistance to visitors. He has also written for several national and local magazines and newspapers, and provided historical research and commentary for four documentary films. He served on the former Spotsylvania Courthouse Tourism and Special Events Commission, and is the chairperson for the Friends of the Fredericksburg Area Battlefields, (FoFAB). In February 2011, he became the co-founder of the reactivated 23rd Regiment, United States Colored Troops. Contact information is available on his blog at: http://spotsylvaniacw.blogspot.com/ 35


Wilderness Battlefield May 5-6, 1864 This conflict introduced Union General, U.S. Grant to Lee in battle. Even though the battle ended in a stalemate, Grant pressed southward, “On to Richmond”

Chancellorsville Battlefield April 27 - May 6, 1863 Action in the battle included a spectacular military maneuver by Lee and his most trusted subordinate, Stonewall Jackson; but the day ended in calamity when Jackson was fatally wounded by his own troops.

Spotsylvania Battlefield May 8-21, 1864 On the most direct route to Richmond, lay the crossroads at Spotsylvania Court House, where warring troops engaged for 2 weeks, including 20 hours on May 12 in the most intense hand-to-hand fighting of the war at the “Bloody Angle”. 36

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Fredericksburg Battlefield December 11-15, 1862 Called Lee’s most one-sided victory, the Battle of Fredericksburg focused on the Stone Wall at Marye’s Heights.

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Historic Old Town Fredericksburg

No. Grid Place Fredericksburg Visitors Center

No. Grid Place 5 E-3 City and Confederate Cemeteries

Built in 1824 by Anthony Kale. He used it for his home and shop.

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D-5 Courthouse (1852)

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E-7 Ferry Farm E-5 Fredericksburg Area Museum (Town Hall & Market House)

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B-1 Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitors Ctr D-5 George Washington Masonic Museum

Built in 1852 by architect James Renwick.

Established in 1767, it was used as a hospital during the Civil War.

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Used during the Civil War and now is the home of the president of University of Mary Washington

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GEMSTONE CREATIONS Gemstone Creations is a full-service jewelry store where all your jewelry and gift-giving needs can be met. Whether you are looking for a repair while-you-wait, an extraordinary engagement ring, or an engraved photo frame, they offer a wide selection of merchandise in their two-story building. With their laser welder and computerized engraving machine, they can repair or engrave almost anything. Since 1992 customer service is their #1 priority. 42

THE BOUTIQUE AT CAROLINE STREET Stroll into The Boutique at Caroline Street and you never know what you’ll find. A designer resale store filled with treasures such as Coach, Louis Vuitton and Gucci, we specialize in women’s designer apparel, handbags, shoes and accessories. The prices are incredible, the selection is always new and our friendly staff can help you find just what you’re looking for. What’s new? Be the first to know! Join us on Facebook and Twitter!


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LEGACY Legacy promises the unexpected and clever in home fashion. Emphasis is placed on furnishing home spaces. Since furniture sets the stage, Legacy features traditional to trendy. Building on that foundation, the shop offers a wide range of wall decor, textiles and decorative accessories. The newly expanded lighting and picture gallery will help to achieve just the right look. A browse through a catalog often lends a hand, so special ordering is available. There are always seasons at Legacy, an extensive assortment of holiday fare always fills the window. A jolly Santa, a resin carved pumpkin, or an Easter tree filled with ornaments are ready for your table or mantle. Trendy handbags and jewelry also make Legacy a special place to shop for a personal gift. A courteous and informative staff is ready to welcome

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THE CATS CLOSET The Cats Closet is a true cat lover’s emporium! You’ll find cat themed sweaters, jackets, t-shirts, socks, scarves, jewelry, home décor, garden accessories and collectibles by artists Laurel Burch, Charles Wysocki, Jim Shore and Romero Britto. As an authorized dealer of The Cat's Meow Village, you will find a wide variety of local historical & favorite landmarks. For your favorite feline, you’ll discover the best toys and catnip, as well as scratching posts, Frontline, collars, Kitty Kaviar and more. The Cats Closet is a must for all feline fanatics!

BEADS ON PARADE Beads on Parade has been open for 10 years here in Fredericksburg. They have classes on wireworking, stitching with beads, stringing, embroidery, Chain Maille, and images in resin. They offer a fun environment with open work areas for classes or for the "bead addicts" that just some Saturdays and Sundays. They have a come by to hang out and bead. Everyone great selection. They have got a bead for that works at Beads on Parade is super everyone! friendly and are beaders themselves, so they can assist with most anything. They offer free classes every Friday evening and 44

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LORD & LILLY’S Lord & Lilly’s offers a wide variety of home décor, gifts and collectables for everyone’s taste. They also carry Christian décor, gifts and books. They have a large collection of scrapbooking and card making items and offer a variety of classes. Stop by and check out the large inventory of supplies and meet Lilly!.

restaurants, antique and gift shops, artist studios, and art galleries. Come have a cup of coffee and knit with us, then tour the local shops and historical sites that are within easy walking distance from our front door. We have a variety of new spring and summer yarns arriving weekly from Tahki-Stacy Charles and others. We also stock beautiful Colourscape Chunky and the new Kidsilk Haze Stripe by Kaffe Fassett for Rowan. Available OLD TOWN YARNERY for a limited time only is Kidsilk Creation, Old Town Yarnery, located in the historic a self-ruffling scarf made of Kidsilk Haze. center of Fredericksburg, Virginia, is a full service local yarn shop displaying a wide range of fibers, colors and textures of TASTE natural yarns. In addition to yarn, we TASTE is not just an oil and vinegar store, offer a variety of knitting needles it’s a fun experience for the whole family. (including Addi-'s), notions and classes. With more than 40 extra virgin olive oils, Classes are held in-shop on one of the aged balsamic vinegars, and specialty oils, most charming streets in Fredericksburg, the friendly and knowledgeable staff just steps away from wonderful encourages you to taste all the flavors 45


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that you find appealing. If you have never tasted truly fresh olive oil, you are in for a treat. The owners are committed to carrying only the highest quality and freshest oils from around the world. Depending on the season, you will likely find extra virgin olive oils from Italy, Spain, California, or even Chile and Australia. All their balsamic vinegars are from Modena, Italy and aged up to 18 years. From traditional to lemon, from fig to peach, there is something for everyone— even dark chocolate balsamic. These make great gifts and will take your cooking to a new level.

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Mountains, Piedmont, and Chesapeake Bay areas of Virginia. Stop by their store at 920 Caroline St. in downtown Fredericksburg or browse through their unique collection of gifts, souvenirs, crafts, wines, and foodstuffs on line at www.madeinva.com. Gift baskets are available to send to your favorite Virginian or someone who just wishes they were! PITAIYO PITAIYO is a newcomer to the downtown area. What started as an exercise fusion of pilates, tai chi and yoga only offered in fitness centers has evolved into an experience for everyone. The PITAIYO boutique located at 1006A Caroline is a new concept in the fitness industry and the talk of the town. The Mind & Body Boutique is divided into three parts. Part one is the boutique is where you can find

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the trendiest activewear around, aromatherapy and locally made spa offerings including bath salts and soaps. The next room is called the Tea Lounge where those that participate in the classes can enjoy locally grown and Pukka teas. The lounge looks like your living room. It is here in this nurturing space where PITAIYO conducts detox programs, image and nutrition consulting, bachelorette parties, and good supportive connecting. The studio and third part is where all the magic happens. In the studio classes include Mommy & Me, Beginner, Intermediate, Circuit for those that like intensity and the very popular 75 where you are served tea after your class. PITAIYO is a must do while in Fredericksburg. Check out their website: www.pitaiyo.com and like them on Facebook to experience what is on the tip of everyone’s tongue. No equipment needed - they have it. THIS AND THAT OF VA This and That of VA is a store that carries many items from vintage to present. We carry gift items and collectibles in primitive, Americana, vintage and contemporary styles. We also carry a small selection of vintage furniture. If you are looking for china or crystal from days gone by this is the place! We have a wide

array of Americana products as well as soaps and scents. I have to love it to carry it! I have to see quality, history, or something that tells a story just by being present. The New, The Old, The Gentle and Bold.

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PA DUTCH FOOD & CANDY COMPANY PA DUTCH TEA & SPICE COMPANY Come by the PA Dutch duo of stores, for the tastes you remember from your past. The PA Dutch Food & Candy Company has three rooms featuring 700+ classic candies, not to mention 5lb. Gummy Bears! The third room is jammed packed with Food items, such as Gluten- Free and pickled items. PA Dutch Tea & Spice Company features a wide range of product lines from premium loose leaf tea to cooking spices. Tea items, such as classic British Brown Betty, inspired pots to classic Asian motifs.

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NATURAL MYSTICS A destination shop for the Northern Virginia area, Natural Mystics Smokeshop has been keeping people happy with peaceful products and positive vibes since 2001. With a friendly and knowledgeable staff and truly unique products, Natural Mystics is sure to become one of your favorite places to shop. Now featuring American hand-crafted smoking accessories, Grateful Dead and reggae merchandise, tie-dyed t-shirts, quality incense and aromatherapy, hippie jewelry, and much more.


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THE CARD CELLAR No more running around crowded malls get all your gifts in one convenient location at The Card Cellar. Visit their new, expanded store on 915 Caroline Street in the historic downtown area of Fredericksburg, VA. For years, they have been known for their sports store and still have the widest variety of sports collectibles in the area. Now they are also extending their talents to include an eclectic mix of antiques and gifts.

THE ROCKING HORSE GALLERY A visit to the Rocking Horse Gallery is a unique experience. They are the winner for “Most Unique Shop in Fredericksburg”, “Best Idea Inspiring Store” and “Best

Theme”. Faylee and her world famous artists offer regular workshops in her location on Caroline Street, where you can enjoy a one-of-a-kind, "hands on" bear making experience. The cost is determined by the length of the workshop, but everything is included; materials, food and fun! Throughout the years the shop has expanded its inventory to offer not only the widest array of bears in every description, size and color, but also a grand selection of dolls. There are dolls for babies to cuddle in the softest material you can imagine. There are dolls for little girls to invite to their tea parties and dolls for big girls to collect.

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Specialty Shops Beads On Parade 11013 Jefferson Davis Hwy East Coast Vapers 612 Caroline Street Fredericksburg Jeweler 719 Caroline Street Gemstone Creations 606 Caroline Street Gunsmithing With Honors 502 Sophia Street Legacy 800 Caroline Street Lord & Lilly’s 900 Caroline Street Natural Mystics 1002 Prince Edward Street Old Town Yarnery 205 William Street Pa Dutch Food & Candy 1015 Caroline Street Pa Dutch Tea & Spice 1013 Caroline Street PITAIYO 1006A Caroline Street Taste 815 Caroline Street The Boutique at Caroline St 726 Caroline Street The Cats Closet 819 Caroline Street The Card Cellar 915 Caroline Street The Made In VA Store 920 Caroline Street The Rocking Horse Gallery 803 Caroline Street This & That of VA 720 Caroline Street

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PINE HOLLOW NURSERY Pine Hollow Nursery is a family owned and operated business, since 1974. They will be happy to help you pick out your plants, shrubs and trees from many varieties in stock. They can also help you with your landscaping design. You will find all of your landscaping needs. They have a full-line of landscaping plants, concrete statuary, fountains and so


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carry a wide variety of bulk seeds, trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials, along with all your water garden needs, showcased in their new pond room. Hardy grass seeds that flourish in this region, including their own Roxbury Lawn Mix, are their specialty. Spring and fall bulbs, animal feed, pet supplies, and wine & beer making supplies are just a few of the departments you will find at Roxbury Farm & Garden. 51


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BROCK’S RIVERSIDE GRILL Brock’s Riverside Grill is celebrating over a decade of excellence and would like to thank Fredericksburg for all of your support over the years. Brock’s is committed to exceeding our guests’ expectations and continually strives to improve. We believe our hand-carved steaks, fresh seafood, and salads will allow us to provide outstanding food and service for years to come. Outside seating, upscale dining, private rooms, and a classic long bar make Brock’s the place for any occasion. From intimate 54

dinners to wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, office parties, birthday celebrations, etc., there’s no better place than Brock’s. RISTORANTE RENATO Ristorante Renato has been delighting customers since 1978. It is one of the, oldest, fine dining, and family-owned restaurants in Fredericksburg. Located in the center of Old Town, Ristorante Renatos has white-linen tables adorned with fresh flowers, and oil paintings of Italy

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lining the walls. They specialize in Italian cuisine, including veal and seafood dishes. Their extensive menu includes local favorites, such as home baked bread, steamed mussels and entrees, like veal Florentine, eggplant parmigiana, and fettuccine alfredo. And for desserts, they offer Italian favorites like cannoli, spumoni and tiramisu. Ristorante Renato also offers private banquet rooms with seating for up to 100 people. The rooms are the perfect setting for both corporate meetings and social affairs, including business meetings, rehearsal dinners, birthday celebrations, and holiday parties. They will also provide round and long tables for your every need and can close restaurant for private parties with advanced reservations. Visit Ristorante Renato to enjoy the delicious taste of Italian cuisine.

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CASTIGLIA’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT What can make Castiglia’s Italian Restaurant even better? A NEW Wine & Tapas bar opening soon! Located at 324 William St. in Old Town, you can enjoy the best of Italian food or enjoy their extended menu that includes steak and seafood. Their extensive wine list insures that you’ll find the perfect compliment to any meal. Visit their wine tasting room at, their Old Town location, where you can sample wines from all over Italy. Relaxing atmosphere and superb service will keep you coming back time after time. Buon appetito! THE SUNKEN WELL TAVERN The Sunken Well Tavern offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and daily specials. Come dine in a relaxing atmosphere as you

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watch sports in Hi-Def or surf the internet on your laptop. Hearty breakfasts, delightful lunches, and dinners To-Go are all on tap at our neighborhood oasis. For breakfast, try chocolate chip pancakes or the New Jersey Sunrise, which features ham, homefries, eggs, and cheese. When lunchtime rolls around, choose from a large array of salads, burgers, wraps, and sandwiches, including a Maryland Crabcake sandwich-served with a choice of fries, onion rings, or pasta salad. For dinner, enjoy nightly specials. Call to find out what they are tonight! Be sure to come on down to The Sunken Well Tavern on Littlepage Street, one block from Downtown Fredericksburg.

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MASON-DIXON CAFÉ *New Location! Next to Carl’s Ice Cream- Plenty of parking!* Mason-Dixon Cafe proudly offers scratch made breakfast, lunch and now dinner 7 days a week. Join us for breakfast now featuring Chicken & Waffles every day! Choose from one of our 12 gourmet hotdogs, sandwiches, house made soups and desserts. Our new dinner menu is full of home-style comfort food. Southern Fried Chicken, Best Ever Meatloaf and Shrimp & Grits to name just a few. We now offer brunch on Saturday and Sundays! Huge Omelets, Crab Cakes Benedict and of course our Chicken & Waffles plus a full bar are sure to get your day started right. We have free Wifi, dog friendly outdoor seating, and we proudly offer a 10% discount to men and women in the military, police, fire and rescue (with ID).

PINKADILLY TEA Located in Historic downtown Fredericksburg, Pinkadilly Tea offers a brief respite from the daily hustle and bustle. A warm inviting atmosphere welcomes you to unwind and relax over a leisurely lunch or pot of delicious hot tea. It is sure to be an experience you will treasure long after you leave. They offer lunch, Tuesday thru Saturday, as well as Afternoon Tea with all the accoutrements, by reservation only. On Sundays, they are open by reservation only and are closed on Mondays. Their new location is across the street from the Visitor Center. They hope to see you soon! Pinkadilly Tea, where everyday their special "tea" is you...

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SAMS PIZZA & SUBS Sam’s has always believed in the highest quality food, customer service and the tastiest dishes for his customers. Sam’s Pizza Pizza & Subs is known all over the Fredericksburg area for the finest Italian Dishes and great prices. We are committed to providing the best dining experience. Sam’s Pizza Pizza & Subs is also known as for its New York Style pizza and dishes. Come try the best Italian dishes in the Fredericksburg area and you will see why our customers keep ` coming back.

COLONIAL TAVERN... HOME OF THE IRISH BRIGADE Colonial Tavern... Home of the Irish Brigade, is housed inside the original postal depot on the corner of Lafayette Blvd. and Charles Street. Well known for their friendly atmosphere and delicious Irish fare, the pub features a full service bar as well as nightly entertainment ranging from Irish bands and Karaoke to open mic. Check out IrishBrigadeTavern.com for a complete run down of happenings. Open Mon-Sun. 11:30am-2am. 58

UNCLE B'S RIVERSIDE RESTAURANT Uncle B's Riverside Restaurant has brought the latest in Southern Soul Food experience to Fredericksburg. They feature fresh produce and a cook to order menu. Come hungry, the portions are generous. They are located on the Rappahannock river with a gorgeous brick patio on the river. Check them out on the web for their events at Unclebssoulfood.com. At Uncle B's you will feel the southern experience you been looking for. They also have a banquet room for private gatherings and offer outside catering.

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roll era … old 45’s, an authentic jukebox and an Elvis Presley pinball machine. Remember … for food, friends and fun … think Gary’s Ice Cream in Stafford! LA PETITE AUBERGE Since 1981, La Petite Auberge has been owned and operated by the Renault family. Throughout the years, they have forged an excellent reputation among their loyal, local customers and tourists. Their specialties consist of traditional French cuisine, as well as the very best this region has to offer. Their philosophy has always been to serve their customers the best food and wine available at a reasonable price. Serving Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30-2:30, Sat 11:3059


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2:15 and Dinner Mon-Sat 5:30-10:00. Live Music can be heard every Wednesday night in the Lounge. Bon Appétit! TAJ INDIAN CUISINE At Taj Indian Cuisine, our customers are treated to North Indian style cooking, prepared from a selection of Mughlai recipes. Mughlai dishes originated in the 16th Century and were specifically prepared for the Moghul Emperors with the influence of Muslim cooking. The history quality and rich tastes earned it the name ‘Mughlai’, which translates to ‘Royal’ in Hindi. Mughlai cuisinary includes the spicy Muslim influenced Korma dishes, the savoury Tandoori’s, and the popular Bhuna dishes that are served piping hot. At Taj Indian Cuisine, our style of cooking is based on authentic recipes that were handed down from generation to generation. What makes our food special is the pride we take in our preparation by freshly grinding our spices and using a well measurement for each dish. We stand apart from our competitors by eschewing the use of preservatives, preparing each dish afresh. Our goal is to provide more variety and introduce new designer recipes 60

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for customers to sample. We blend history, good dining, and customer service to make each visit as enjoyable as we can. We thank you, the customer, for choosing Taj Indian Cuisine.

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SAMMY T’S Sammy T’s is an all time favorite in the Fredericksburg area. You could run into almost anyone there. From the light hearted laughing folk sipping cocktails at the bar, to the most particular vegetarian/vegan. SAMMY T’S menu pleases everyone. The price is right too. Available seating on the sidewalk gives a diner a “birdseye” view of downtown. HAPPY ENDINGS BAR & GRILL Drop into Happy Endings Bar & Grill for good times and great food. The restaurant is a downtown

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neighborhood favorite, and offers a casual, friendly dining atmosphere that you and your friends are sure to enjoy. Happy Endings Bar & Grill also features a friendly, professional staff of great people, who will make sure you enjoy your visit and that Happy Endings Bar & Grill lives up to its reputation. Check out our new selection, as the menu offers an inspired array of selections that is sure to satisfy everyone in your group, every time. They are known for the best burgers in town! Made from 100% sirloin beef, their burgers are sure to satisfy any appetite. Be sure to


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BATTLEFIELD RESTAURANT Battlefield Restaurant, across from the Battlefield Visitor Center, is a hometown favorite in Fredericksburg, by being voted 2009 Freddy Award winner for “Best Breakfast Place”. It combines a friendly, family atmosphere with the fun of watching the ladies prepare your food right in front of you. Monday through Saturday they are open for early breakfast at 6am until 2pm and Sunday they are

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THE VIRGINIA DELI Located at the corner of Caroline and George Streets in Downtown Fredericksburg, The Virginia Deli offers an extensive menu of specialty sandwiches or build your own creations by selecting a combination of bread, meat and toppings. Come enjoy the casual atmosphere centered around Fredericksburg's abundant history. The Virginia Deli is all about good food that can be ordered ahead, or prepared as a box lunch for business meetings, special functions or lunch on the go. Party planning is also available. CAROLINE STREET CATERING Caroline Street Catering is your personal and professional caterer. They strive to assist clients to create a personal menu that will create an event to remember. From the initial contact with event coordinators, to the 64

tasting of your proposed menu, to your actual event day, Caroline Street Catering will provide you with the service and tastes you deserve. WALLY'S HOMEMADE ICE CREAM SHOPPE Wally's Homemade Ice Cream Shoppe was formerly Lee’s Ice Cream Shop - same owner, same award winning ice cream. In addition to having 60 flavors of award winning ice creams, sorbets, and sherbets, they also offer fat free and sugar free yogurts. Wally's also offers a large selection of ice cream cakes and baked goods. Come in for old-fashioned milk shakes, lemonade and limeade, as well as a selection of smoothies, including mango and guava choices. Be sure to check out Wally's on Caroline street for sweet treats.


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July 5 (6pm-10pm) Cajun Zydeco • Lake Anna Winery. Fireworks are over, but the sparks still fly at the winery for live Zydeco music with "Zach Smith & The Dixie Power Trio" and Cajun Fare from Gregory Grill (shrimp and chicken gumbo, red beans & rice, Cajun chicken fried oysters in a "special Hot Sauce" and blackened fish tacos). Consistently our most popular event. $15.00 fee includes souvenir wine glass, and tasting. Sold out 2013! Gumbo, Beads and Daning...Almost like Mardi Gras!

August 30 (6pm-10pm) Last Days of Summer Jazz • Lake Anna Winery Join us at summers end as we wind down the summer season with a tribute to the classic (Beach, Rock & Roll and Motown). $15 fee includes live music with Richmond sensations Spectrum, wine glass and tasting. Special food for the occasion.

September 27 8th Annual Harvest Festival • Potomac Point Winery. full of fall games, festive food, grape stomping, and live music! Tickets Include: All July 10 (11am-5pm) Activities, wine tastings from Potomac Point Mid-Summer Celebration • Hartwood Winery. Winery & guest winery and live music! $. $15 admission. Guest winery, tours, live music and food. October 25 (6pm-10pm) Haunting Halloween Madness • Lake Anna July 12 (11am - 5pm) Winery. Costumes, music and food outline this Pig Roast • Horton Vineyards. Live music, meal scary Saturday night in the vineyard. For $15, dance with all the fixin's and wine tasting make this our into the night to the tunes of "Reunion". Roast best event of the year. Food available from marshmallows by the Bonfire and wine tasting. 11:30am - 2pm. $28/person includes food & glass. Paid reservations required. 540-832-7440. October 26 Hartwood Festival • Hartwood Winery August 2 (5pm-10pm) Celebrate the harvest with music, guest winery, Caribbean Beach Party • Lake Anna Winery. hayrides, pony rides, moon bounce, face painting, Held on the Grounds of Lake Anna Winery. Join us scarecrow making and food. along with James River, Cooper, Grayhaven, Mattaponi and Weston Farms wineries for evening November 1 of great wine, exceptional food and Caribbean Fall Cellar Tasting • Horton Vineyards Music. Wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt and dance Taste 2012 & 2013 wines in the cellar and enjoy the on the patio under the stars. Taste wines from all six fall colors in beautiful Orange County, Virginia. wineries and kick back with a glass of your favorite. $10/person includes glass, tastings and cellar tours. www. hovawinetrail.com 540-832-7440.

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MATTAPONI WINERY Mattaponi Winery is a small, family-owned winery in the heart of Spotsylvania County. They have had a passion for making a variety of wonderful wines for over 20 years. Their name comes from the four rivers in Spotsylvania County: Mat, Ta, Po, and Ni, which forms the Mattaponi River. The name "Mattaponi" has been used in history to name the Indian tribe once ruled by Chief Powhatan, Pocahontas' father. Visit their charming log cabin and relax with the perfect blend of our Award-Winning and Specialty wines. For more information, visit their website: www.mattaponiwinery.com. 70


Located just a few miles off I-95, is the historic A. Smith Bowman Distillery. With roots dating back to the repeal of Prohibition, Abram Smith Bowman and his sons relocated to Virginia, continuing a family tradition with the distillation of exceptional bourbon whiskey. As a small and family owned company, A. Smith Bowman Distillery continues the time-honored traditions on which it was founded, by producing an assortment of hand-crafted spirits distilled from only the finest natural ingredients. This micro-distillery focuses on the production of premium bourbon and other spirits, honoring the pioneering legacy of Virginia’s first settlers. Come see the micro-distilling process from still to bottle and experience the “angel’s share” for yourself. A. Smith Bowman Distillery offers free tours Monday - Saturday at 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., departing every hour. Please allow about an hour for your visit. Don’t forget our gift shop, where you can buy our premium spirits and other merchandise. The gift shop is open Monday - Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Located at 1 Bowman Drive, Fredericksburg, VA, just 4 miles from Exit 130A off of I-95.

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CAPITAL ALE HOUSE Capital Ale House is an upscalecasual dinner house that features 62 craft and import beers on draught and over 300 selections of bottled beers. The menu features Regional cuisine and European fare consisting of appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, entrees and desserts. The Capital Ale House products are prepared with Certified Angus Beef, fresh seafood, poultry, and vegetarian dishes. All of the

food prepared at the Ale House pair well with the tremendous selection of beers offered, while some recipes actually utilize the fine ales in their preparation. With an 80â&#x20AC;&#x2122; long concrete bar, fireplace, accordion front windows, two private dining areas, a lounge with leather couches and dart boards, and a display beer cellar, which will be controlled to the perfect cellaring temperature of 55 degrees, we have something for every beer enthusiast! 73


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Courtyard by Marriott 620 Caroline Street 540-373-8300 Reservations 1-800-321-2211

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Asiago Grit Cake Topped with Shrimp & Tobasco Remoulade

About the Courtyard by Marriott

The Courtyard Fredericksburg Historic District provides convenient accommodations near an Amtrak station, Geico, Intuit, University of Mary Washington, Quantico, Dahlgren and cultural attractions. Our downtown Fredericksburg hotel, the only hotel in the historic area, features an inviting lobby with flexible spaces to work or relax and easy access to the latest news, weather and airport conditions via our GoBoard. While with us, experience The Bistro, which offers healthy food and beverages in the morning and evening dinner service with cocktails. After a good night's rest on luxurious bedding, enjoy a workout in our 24hour gym. At the end of a busy day, take a dip in our indoor pool and a stroll to shops and the waterfront. Stay connected with complimentary wireless internet throughout, a 24-hour business center and boarding pass printing service. The Courtyard Fredericksburg Historic District and our friendly staff await your arrival.

On March 2nd, diners rode the Fredericksburg Trolley to five local restaurants, feasting on fabulous food and filled out official ballots to the share their reviews with Guidebook readers. If you missed this year’s Kiss & Tell then be sure to join us next year for the 15th Annual Progressive Dinner.

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At our first stop we were greeted by the welcoming staff at The Bistro in the Courtyard by Marriott. The full bar was a perfect start to the evening and the atmosphere set a relaxing mood. For the first of five courses, we were served delicious Asiago Grit Cake Topped with Shrimp & Tobasco Remoulade. One diner quoted: "This dish was excellent, unlike anything I’ve ever tasted. All of the flavors compliment each other very well. I really enjoyed it.”. Another diner stated “Really great taste combination, very enjoyable, perfect appetizer.”

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Blue & Gray Brewing Co. Local Brewery and Brewpub - Lee’s Retreat 3300 Dill Smith Drive, Fredericksburg • 530-371-7799 www.blueandgraybreweryco.com

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"The Soup Was Amazing, Very Tasty!"

The Blue & Gray Brewpub takes pride in producing top quality products at a reasonable price. Everything they make, starts from scratch. You won’t ever hear the ding of a microwave in their kitchen, they don’t own one. They proudly serve all natural ingredients from local providers whenever possible. Their beef and chicken are marinated in their very own beer. The Brewpub is open to the public Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 11am10pm. All group parties, Thursday-Saturday, of 12 or more receive a private brewhouse tour with samples straight from the tanks (brewpub reservation required). The Brewpub hosts private parties Sunday through Wednesday for 35 or more. They will host your event too; Anniversary, Baptism, Promotion, Wedding Rehearsal, Reunion (military), Bachelorette Party, etc. Private brewhouse tours and free samples are included with every group event. Samples straight from the tanks! Call for details and availability.

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The Trolley Tour brought us to the Blue & Gray Brewery and Brewpub for the 2nd course, Washington Salad:, Fresh mixed field greens tossed with sliced apples and red onion. One diner commented, “The soup was amazing! Very tasty and loved the full body flavor. Salad was great as well.” Another diner stated, “Salad was excellent. Dressing very light and not too sweet. Gumbo was very thick and hearty. Very good. “

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Amy’s Cafe

103 West Cambridge Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Everyday 8am-7pm Private Parties until midnight. 540-373-3663 www.amyscafefalmouth.com

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Amy’s Café sits on West Cambridge Street, on the Stafford side of the Rappahannock River , under the Falmouth Bridge. Originally built over 200 years ago the by America’s first selfmade-millionaire, the historic building has survived the Civil War and natural disasters including several floods. Amy’s Café is now making history of their own as a successful part of the historic Falmouth area re-development serving a down-home style menu with charm.

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Shepherd's Pie About The Blarney Stone Blarney Stone Public House is located at 715 Caroline Street, only a few short steps from its sister store, Irish Eyes Fine Gift Imports. The Blarney Stone is a relatively new downtown restaurant, having opened their doors in December of 2007. The building that the restaurant is housed in however, was built in 1827. The Blarney Stone is the Irish Pub that Fredericksburg has waited for since the days of the Civil War, when many young Irishmen gave their lives at the Battle of Fredericksburg, almost 150 years ago. They specialize in authentic Irish food and drink, including the Irish whiskey, Guinness and beer that have made Ireland famous for centuries. The Blarney Stone is the place to come if you’re looking for some Irish hospitality, the kind that only native Irish can offer.

“Very Tasty!” “Will Be Back!”

Review The Trolley Tour brought us to The Blarney Stone for the Main Entree. We were served a very generous portion of Shepherd’s Pie. One diner commented, “Very tasty, will be back! Service was great with a friendly smile.” Another commented, “Food was very tasty.” Other comments were; “Sheppard’s Pie was very good. I like the home cooked taste.” “I would like to come back and try more items on the menu, very filling!”

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The Bavarian Chef 200 Lafayette Boulevard, Fredericksburg 540-656-2101 thebavarianchef.com

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Trio Sampler of Sacher Torte, Apfelstrudel, and Traditional Bread Pudding About The Bavarian Chef The Bavarian Chef Fredericksburg brings hearty German fare and warm hospitality to the historic railroad station in Old Town Fredericksburg. Owned and operated by the Thalwitz family, The Bavarian Chef Fredericksburg captures the German spirit of Gemütlichkeit. All food is prepared fresh on site from Thalwitz family recipes. When Eckhard and Bruni Thalwitz opened the first Bavarian Chef in Madison, Virginia, in 1974, it quickly became a local favorite, renowned for its incredible portions of authentic German cuisine and genuine hospitality. Their son Jerome has owned and operated the Madison restaurant since 1987 and is its executive chef. In May 2010, Jerome and Christine Thalwitz opened The Bavarian Chef Fredericksburg at the train station in downtown Fredericksburg. In the heyday of rail travel in Germany, the restaurants in the bahnhofs, or train stations, were a gathering place for the community, where long-time residents, newcomers and visitors alike could enjoy a delicious meal and the company of good friends. Whether you choose to visit Madison, the “country cousin”, or Fredericksburg, “the city sister”, the Thalwitz family hopes to serve you soon! Review The final course of the evening was at The Bavarian Chef. We were served a Trio Sampler of Sacher Torte, Apfelstrudel, and Traditional Bread Pudding. One diner commented, “A perfect end to a perfect evening, Bavarian Chef is a must to go to.” Another diner commented, “I like the varied taste of each dessert. The strudel was my favorite.” 78

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BUG BOX Bug Box, Fredericksburg’s only live insect zoo has plenty of insects and other animals to delight children from 2-92. Our zoo features exotic insects, arachnids, and crustaceans from around the world. Yikes, we also have a pet snake—“Fred”, two family member turtles named Big Boy and Toby, frogs and toads, Sammy salamander and so much more! And visitors can view hundreds of specimens and study educational displays. The general public is welcome to come in Monday through Friday 10-5pm for a self-guided visit. We welcome children of all ages, everyone’s grandma and papa, and bug lovers from near and far. Admission is $2.00 per person. We also conduct educational programs and events for small groups, schools, scouts, etc... Let us help you learn about the amazing world of insects! You can visit our Buggy Gift Shop which is stuffed with very cool buggy shirts, books, jewelry, toys and more. CSI HOME & COMMERCIAL SERVICES CSI provides customized Virginia pest control and weed control to homes and pest management solutions to businesses and industrial parks. Pest infestations can create

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