Aquia Landing Park

Aquia Landing Park

Open year-round, this popular public beach offers fishing, picnicking, kayaking and two large picnic shelters for rent. Rich in outdoor recreation and steeped in history, Aquia Landing is a special place in Stafford County.  Located just 7 miles east of Stafford...
Aquia Church

Aquia Church

The Historic Aquia Church is one of the oldest active colonial churches still in operation in America today, and is designated a National Historic Landmark.  Built between 1751-1757, Aquia Church is noted for its three-tiered wooden pulpit and Aquia stone trim....
Stafford Civil War Park

Stafford Civil War Park

This 41-acre park tells the story of the Army of the Potomac’s Winter Encampment in 1863.  More than 135,000 soldiers occupied Stafford County while their new commander, General Joseph Hooker rebuilt his army.  This critical time has been referred to in...
Potomac Creek Bridge

Potomac Creek Bridge

“Beanpoles and cornstalks,” is what President Abraham Lincoln called the once 80-foot-high, 400-foot-long Potomac Creek Bridge when he crossed it in 1862.  Although the bridge no longer stands today, you can visit the the stone blocks...
Civil War Park

Civil War Park

By January 1863, the Army of the Potomac was demoralized and defeated. After losing the Battle of Fredericksburg in December and the Mud March, General Ambrose Burnside was replaced by General Joseph Hooker. At that critical time the Union Army had more than 135,000...

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