If you want a historical vacation, an ideal spot is Fredericksburg in Virginia. It is situated near the Rappahannock River. The great falls are important for the Indians as it is their fishing and hunting spot. For the early settlers of the area, this is to be their frontier however this is not the case for the generation that followed. It brought about conflict and success. The history of this place revolved around the river where tobacco and other items are being traded. For nearby cities, the said town is very important.
Since it is near the seat of the government, the place plays a role in the Revolutionary war. The whole town contributed heavily in fighting for freedom. Today there are many buildings in Fredericksburg that were used when the US Bill of Rights was being drafted. After the war was won, the place enjoyed great prosperity as mansions and houses where build. Businesses started to thrive beside the right. After a few years later, the town again saw action as the Civil War started to unfold. This was mainly due to the location since it is between Washington DC and Richmond. For three years, the small town saw blood. Troops defended the heights of the city as they hold off the attacks in the business area. Today the town has preserved all the memories of the war that transpired. The historical district is filled will with structures that remind us the things that happened in the area. The past of the Civil War can’t be ignored. You might want to visit the National Park that described the battle; it is where you can find the glories and the scars of the past.
If there is one word that can describe Fredericksburg, it is timeless. The place is composed of counties like Stafford and Spotsylvania. The area is something that showcases the Civil War and Colonial history with a touch of sophistication. The history of the place is mainly defined by three presidents that spend time on Fredericksburg. It is one of the well preserved battlefields of the Civil War. Visitors would be allowed to experience the bravery of the soldiers that participated in the battle. There are countless museums in the area where you can find huge collections of artifacts. There are also other items that you can find related to the war. Outdoor activities are also abundant in the area from golfing, bird watching and a lot more.
By Elsi H
Fredericksburg Photo: Rachel Pennington, photo 2: utexas