Fredericksburg Charter Bus
Historic Virginia is home to Fredericksburg, a historic town with a lot to show you and your charter bus gang.
Belmont,The Gari Melchers Estate & Memorial Gallery is a beautiful stop on your charter bus tour of Fredericksburg. This scenic estate began as an 18th-century farmhouse (the central 6 rooms of the house date to the 1790s) and was enlarged to a 22-room estate by a later owner. The house is furnished with the art treasures, family heirlooms, and European antiques of famed American artist Gari Melchers, who lived here from 1916 until his death in 1932. His wife, Corinne, gave Belmont to the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1955, and its been open for tours ever since.
Chatham is a house with a humbling history for your charter bus group. This house was built in the 1700s and to name just a few of the visitors, Lincoln visited his Union generals at this house, and volunteers Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, and poet Walt Whitman helped nurse the wounded here during the turmoil of the Civil War.
James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library pays tribute to a distinguished gentleman that served his Country as a Statesman, he was also President and as President, drafted the Monroe Doctrine, that stopped Western Europe from meddling in the Western Hemisphere's affairs. Located on a large estate, your charter bus group will enjoy the artifacts and facts presented about this fascinating man.
Masonic Lodge No. 4 is historic as the Mother Lodge of one General George Washington and also the oldest Masonic Lodge in the Nation. The Lodge has many Washington artifacts, including the bible he took his Masonic oath upon. Your charter bus group will also be able to see the Gilbert Stuart portrait of Washington.
The Rising Sun Tavern is an interesting stop along the way. Originally a residence, built in 1760 by Charles Washington, who was George's youngest brother. In the 1790s it served as a tavern. The building is preserved and has many of the original furnishings. An entertaining tour led by tavern wench who is forced to work as an indentured servant sentenced to 7 years for stealing a loaf of bread in England will lead your charter bus group through a lively tour of this fine old establishment.
For a little more history of Fredericksburg, check out the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop. Your charter bus group will get a good tour of how far the Medical field has come all these years since Colonial times. Watch your charter bus group cringe when they see live leeches in action!
For a little more historical input, the Mary Washington House is a great destination for your charter bus group. Mary Washington was the mother of George Washington and he purchased this home for her to live in and many of her personal artifacts are still here available for view.
Now that you've seen some of Fredericksburg's history, check out their art. At the Fredericksburg Fine Arts Exhibit your charter bus gang can see a myriad of permanent installations as well as traveling exhibits and featured works by local and regional artists.
Where to eat won't be a problem in Fredericksburg, choosing just one place will. Your charter bus gang can take in Sakura Japanese Steak and Seafood, the locals swear by Augustine's fine American fare. If something more exotic is in the cards for your charter bus gang, take in Le Petite Auberge, for some wonderful French cuisine.
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