When you’re planning a trip to Fredericksburg make sure to employ our Fredericksburg car hire services as your main means of transportation through the city. The city was founded during the colonial era as a river “port-city” and while it became an important trading center for the region, it never reached the levels that Richmond and Alexandria enjoyed.
The city is reachable only by road and rail but once you get there, you should consider our Fredericksburg car rental services as you’ll surely want a car at your disposal during your stay there.
The city was highly contested during the Civil War, changing hands quite a few times, the most famous battle fought over it being the one where Union general Burnside repeatedly marched thousands of his troops to Marye’s Heights to their doom.
The city is nowadays mostly a bedroom community for people working in Washington D.C. but the downtown area has been recently revitalized thanks to a strong showing from the community arts scene. There are galleries, music venues and fine dining all around the historic district nowadays.
There are several things to see and do while in the city, such as visiting the University of Mary Washington which is a small liberal arts college which can be found very near the city’s downtown. Its considered by many to be amongst the most beautiful college campuses in the country and its architecture is on par with that of the University of Virginia.
Coming here you cannot miss visiting the Fredericksburg Battlefield which was a site of a key battle during the Civil War.
The Hugh Mercer Apothecary is a completely restored 18th century pharmacy in which the guides are dressed in period attire and offer a great tour through the building while explaining local history and 18th century history.
These are of course only a few of the things that you can see and do while in Fredericksburg so make sure to employ our Fredericksburg car hire services in order to better explore the town and its surroundings.