The Historic Port of Falmouth
Founded in 1728 as a port town on the Rappahannock River, Falmouth is a census-designated place (CDP) and a bedroom community for Fredericksburg VA.
The city dock at the park overlooking the Rappahannock River on Sophia Street is popular with local families. It features a small fishing deck, benches and tables. Visit This Link!
Ebert House and Store
One of Fredericksburg’s most fascinating attractions, the Ebert House and Store offers a fascinating glimpse into life in the 19th century. In addition to a small museum with exhibits displaying documents, photos and artifacts that document the lives of local residents back in the day, it also houses the foundation and markers that tell the fascinating story of Henry and Sophia Lange Ebert.
In 1860, the couple were living in a small frame house with an attached shop. The store portion was a small room with a shed roof, while the house was the main residence.
The 1860 census records Henry as a 28-year-old grocer with his wife, Sophia. They had two daughters, Anna, age 5, and Doretta, age 3. In 1862, Henry enlisted in the Virginia 30th Infantry and mustered in on July 28th. He fought in the Battle of Fredericksburg and was wounded. Afterwards, he returned to his grocery business. The house and store remained in operation until 1944.
Rising Sun Tavern Museum
The Rising Sun Tavern Museum is a great place to learn about 18th century tavern culture. Docents wearing period clothing lead tours through the rooms and explain what it would have been like to live, eat and drink in this building.
Fredericksburg is located in Virginia and has many historic sites that draw visitors to the area each year. The city lies on the Rappahannock River and is half way between the capitals of Washington DC and Richmond.
During Colonial and Civil War times, Fredericksburg was a port town that was home to some of the largest battles in American history. Despite recent growth, the region’s history remains evident in its 40-block historic district on the National Register of Historic Places.
During your visit, consider purchasing a Timeless Ticket that allows you to visit Fredericksburg area battlefields, the Fredericksburg Area Museum, Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library, Kenmore Plantation & Gardens, Mary Washington House, Rising Sun Tavern, Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont (in Falmouth). Tickets are $32 for adults and one free student ticket per paying adult. Check it out here!
Central Park Funland
Fredericksburg is an incredible place to live and explore. It is a historic city that has been home to many historical figures, from George Washington to James Monroe.
The city is a major hub for tourism, and the city has an array of shopping complexes, top area attractions, scenic parks, and stunning residential neighborhoods.
Besides being a great place to live, Fredericksburg also offers some of the best public transportation in Virginia, so it is very convenient for residents to get around town and to surrounding areas.
Central Park Funland is a good place to spend a fun afternoon with family and friends. This amusement park is a bit expensive, but it has rides and entertainment that you cannot find elsewhere in the area.
The park is located on the Rappahannock River, which means it is a great spot to fish and picnic. It is also a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, so it is important to keep safety in mind at all times.
Angel of Marye’s Height
The Battle of Fredericksburg took place on December eleventh and thirteenth. It was a terrible picture of destruction and devastation, windows smashed, doors shattered, streets filled with drunken men who grotesquely garbed in women’s shawls and bonnets, fires rose in smoke pillars here and there and the provost guard was helpless to control the strange orgy of stragglers who were wild with plunder lust.
But as the war ended, Fredericksburg began to rebuild itself. Its business men had accumulated sufficient capital to revive trade, at least partially on the old scale; additional industries were started and new homes and buildings appeared. Click for more!
Driving Direction from Solid Garage Floor Coatings to Historic Port of Falmouth Park
Driving Direction from Historic Port of Falmouth Park to Cossey Botanical Park