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Stafford is rich with historical and natural treasures
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Walnut Hill Farm at Elm Springs LLC
We are a family operated farm committed to preserving and improving the land through natural means.  Raising our livestock ethically in conditions that allow the livestock to express natural behaviors daily. We specialize in Traditional farming methods that do not include chemicals, or confinement s…
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George Washington’s Ferry Farm
George Washington was 6 years old in 1738 when his family moved to this farm on the Rappahannock River across from Fredericksburg. The Ferry Farm Visitor Center features displays of colonial and Civil War artifacts found on the property and the lab, where archaeologists may be viewed working Monday…
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John Lee Pratt Park
Located near Historic Falmouth and adjacent to Chatham Manor, this park is the home to Celebration Stage. This venue boasts 16+ acres of playable grass surface for a variety of sports, special events, and activities. Looking for the perfect spot to play some disc golf? Look no further than John Lee…
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Augustine Golf Club
Located just 30 miles from the Washington Beltway, golfers will find a country club atmosphere awaits them from the bag drop to the impeccable conditions. This just may be the most beautiful and natural golf course you will ever play. The professional staff at Augustine looks forward to servicing yo…
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Jeff Rouse Swim and Sports Center
The Jeff Rouse Swim and Sport Center is Stafford County’s premiere family health and wellness facility. Opened in May 2016, the Center features three pools including a 50-meter Olympic-size competition pool with movable bulkhead and seating for over 800 spectators, a 25-yard recreation pool with wat…
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Gari Melchers Home and Studio Museum Shop
The Gari Melchers Home and Studio Museum Shop is located within the Marguerite Stroh Visitor Center. It is open to the public free of charge during regular business hours. Featured items include images based on reproductions of Gari Melchers’ paintings. These items include postcards and notecards, p…
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Potomac Point Winery
A step away from your every day, you’ll feel as though you’ve stumbled into Tuscany when you stop by our tasting room. After sampling our award winning wines, make your way through our Mediterranean style bistro menu. We provide pairing suggestions to complement each offering. We are family friendly…
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Olde Virginia Gourmet & Gifts, Inc.
We carry a wide selection of gourmet foods & gifts. We specialize in Virginia products such as wine, beer, peanuts, candy, sauces, jellies, coffee, tea & much more. We will also make a spectacular customized gift basket for the perfect gift.
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Hope Springs Marina LLC
Hope Springs Marina is a full-service marina located on a protected section of beautiful Aquia Creek, offering a 300 rack indoor fully enclosed boathouse, 180 deep water slips, 4 paved launch ramps and 700 feet of sandy beach, all just minutes from the Potomac River. Only four miles from Interstate…
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Moncure Conway House
The stately Federal-period Moncure Conway House in Falmouth is one of Stafford’s historic treasures. The home was associated earlier with the Vass and Beale families. It was the boyhood home of Moncure Daniel Conway, the South’s most prominent abolitionist. During the Civil War it was used as a Unio…
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Stafford Marketplace
Stafford Marketplace offers one of Stafford’s largest and most comprehensive shopping opportunities. Major retailers include Kohl’s, TJ Maxx, Target, and Lowe’s. A number of well-known eateries and the neighborhood Starbuck’s can also be found in Stafford Marketplace. Easily…
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Aquia Harbour Stables
A Self Care Equestrian Barn conveniently located in North Stafford just off I95.
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Hartwood Winery
Hartwood Winery opened in the spring of 1989 in the rural community of Hartwood, Stafford County, VA. “Hart” is the Old English word for deer, and according to local legend, is the basis for the area’s name. Just 15 minutes west of Fredericksburg, Hartwood is an area long known for its heavy deer po…
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Curtis Memorial Park
Curtis Memorial Park is located in Hartwood where athletes and spectators have plenty of room to move. This park includes lake access, an outdoor swimming pool, fishing, disc golf, horseshoe pits, multiple pavilions, pool concessions, picnic tables, a playground, restroom facilities, a skateboard pa…
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Art Connected Group
Art , blankets, and souvenir gift items.
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Riverside Center for the Performing Arts
Whether passing through town, staying a few days, or an area resident, Riverside Center for the Performing Arts is your answer to the question of how to entertain your date, family, or friends. A Broadway-quality production preceded by three-course waiter-served meal will leave you eager for your ne…
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Highmark Brewery
Highmark Brewery is owned by local artist, Brandon Newton, and a group of family member and friends, including brewer Mark Thorsted. Open Thursday through Sunday, the brewery offers eight beers on tap and a rotating food truck schedule. Newton will teach painting classes at Highmark, and hopes the l…
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Willowmere Park
A familiar home to hosting events, Willowmere Park offers three 60’ diamond fields, one lighted 90’ baseball field, three rectangular fields, and plentiful open space. Other amenities include a playground, restrooms, and a picnic area to feed hungry mouths after the game. You can also stretch out yo…
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Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park
Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania – more than 85,000 men wounded; 15,000 killed. No place more vividly reflects the Civil War’s tragic cost, in all its forms. These places reveal the trials of a community and nation at war. In 1927 the U.S. Congress established Fre…
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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  of the south abutment and the comm…
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Holiday Harbor Marina
This RV & Park Marina offers 104 slips and a boat ramp with access to Aquia Creek and the Potomac River for your own boating, fishing, water skiing.  The RV & Park encompasses a 17-acre campground, 55 full hook-up sites with waterfront and water view.
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Stafford County Farmers’ Market
The Stafford County Farmers’ Market is open from 7:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Saturdays and Sundays year-round in the Staffordboro Commuter Parking Lot in Stafford County, Virginia.  The Commuter Parking Lot is located on Staffordboro Boulevard (Route 684) north of its intersection with Garrisonville…
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Stafford Farmers Market Cooperative
This is a Producer Only Farmers Market. Hours Saturdays 8am – 1pm  April through November As Stafford County Farmers and long time residents we are committed to bringing you the best quality farm products directly to you.  We value you our customers, the healthy food choices you make and the need to…
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Willow Landing Marina
This marina provides direct access to Aquia Creek and the Potomac River.  Offerings at this local marina include 94 slips, full service, dry storage, repairs, public ramps, maintenance and fuel. 
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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 Courthouse (Exit 140 – from I-95). Op…
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Crow’s Nest Natural Area Preserve
Crow’s Nest is, simply, a beautiful place and considered highly significant from numerous standpoints. Topography is varied, with the high narrow ridgeline rising 160 feet above two tidally influenced creeks: Potomac and Accokeek. The peninsula is deeply dissected on both its northern and southern f…
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Cavalier Family Skating Centers USA of Stafford
Cavalier Family Skating Centers USA of Stafford offers rollerskating and rollerblading on a hardwood maple floor, with programs for all ages. Teens, young adults, and families will enjoy special programs such as T.G.I.F. Pre-Teen Jam, Family Skating Days, all-night lock-in skates, holiday skates, da…
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Long Farmers Market
Veteran Owned & Operated Farmers Market open Wednesday evenings from 3 pm to 6 pm, Mid-May through August, behind University of Mary Washington Stafford Campus. We offer farm fresh products as well as a wide variety of other locally produced goods. We operate on the belief that local goods are t…
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Duff’s Dog Park
Dog Run area is roughly 4 acres of open field. Open to both small and large dogs. A great area for agility training and exercise, it also has access to the Rappahannock River.        -Small Dog Park is for dogs 30 lbs and under.       -Large Dog Park is for do…
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Woodlands Pool & Splashpad
Located at 2 Northampton Blvd. (SR-751) off Garrisonville Road (SR-610). The pool operates year ‘round; the splashpad is open during the summer season only. Offers both an indoor and outdoor swimming pool. The phone number is 540-658-4241.
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Little Falls Boat Ramp
The boat ramp is located on the Rappahannock River in the southern portion of Stafford and is accessed by the Little Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant access road off Route 3 East, approximately 3 miles east of the Blue-Gray Parkway. There is no charge to use the ramp, and it is always open.
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Lake Mooney
Lake Mooney is stocked with largemouth bass, channel catfish, red ear sunfish, and bluegill. Black crappie and several other species naturally colonized the lake during filling.  There is a park at Lake Mooney with restroom facilities and a boat launch – no gas-powered engines are allowed. There is…
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Shelton Cottage in Falmouth
Shelton Cottage in Falmouth along River Road stands in contrast to Basil Gordon House and Moncure Conway House (houses of prosperous merchants and businessmen). It represents what a colonial workingman might aspire to possess in his own right – a far cry from his peers in Great Britain. It was moved…
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Government Island
Located in the middle of Stafford I-95 exit 140, Visit the quarry where the U.S. Government’s most famous buildings were born. Government Island, a historic 18th and 19th century quarry site provided Aquia sandstone for the construction of the U.S. Capitol and the White House and other historic buil…
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Saint Clair Brooks Park
Developed on 80 wooded acres, this park in Historic Falmouth includes one picnic pavilion, grills, nature trails, Belmont Ferry Farm Trail (connecting Belmont, the Historic Port of Falmouth, Saint Clair Brooks Park, and John Lee Pratt Park), basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits,…
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6 Bears & A Goat Brewing Company
6 Bears & a Goat Brewing Co. (6B&G) is named after its founders and the mascots of their respective military services. The six Bears are 20-year retirees from the U.S. Coast Guard, and the Goat is a retiree from the U.S. Navy. Collectively, the 6 Bears & a Goat have served their country for over 140…
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Hartwood Church
Echos of history are found within the walls of this historic Presbyterian Church which was occupied and vandalized by Union troops during the Civil War. Today the walls are new but the building is listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and National Register of Historic Places for its pl…
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Patawomeck Park
By now it is no secret that Stafford’s open spaces make for great parks which are perfect for athletes engaged in a variety of sports. At Patawomeck Park, guests can utilize two lighted and irrigated 60/70’ diamond fields and two lighted and irrigated rectangular fields. Certainly, everyone will enj…
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White Oak Civil War Museum
White Oak Museum houses an extensive collection of Civil War artifacts, representing both Union and Confederate troops. Most items were discarded or lost by troops camping or fighting in the Stafford County and Fredericksburg areas. Displays will amaze the novice as well as the serious Civil War Buf…
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Duff McDuff Green Memorial Park
This Ferry Farm Park takes advantage of the area’s natural beauty in a serene setting along the Rappahannock River. There are two 60/70’ lighted and irrigated diamond fields and one 90’ lighted and irrigated baseball field along with two lighted rectangular fields. The park has restrooms, picnic pav…
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The Shops at Doc Stone Commons
The Shops at Doc Stone Commons is a retail power center with over 400,000 square feet of shopping options. Doc Stone Commons includes retailers like Home Depot, Staples, Petco, AutoZone, Pier I and Giant Food, among many others. Conveniently located off I-95, approximately 1.5 miles west on Garrison…
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Chichester Park
Stafford’s Chichester Park opened in 2014 and is a great place for groups to host tournaments, games, or practices. This park is adjacent to major transportation thoroughfares providing easy access for families to the park and other destinations throughout Stafford. The park includes four 60/70’ dia…
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Entree Act Dinner Murder Mystery Troupe
Entree Act performs interactive murder mysteries in a dining setting. Our plays whisk you back in time to the Renaissance, Captain Smith’s journey to Jamestown, the Lee family of Stratford Hall in 1776, the antebellum south, the Wild West or the Roaring 20s. All of the action takes place in and amon…
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Aquia Harbour Golf
Foot golf has recently been added to the menu! Enjoy a round of foot golf at our beautiful 9-hole course. Foot golf is great family fun and Aquia Harbour has the only foot golf course in the area! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bFq9ZzzBF0
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Abel Reservoir
Visit one of Stafford County’s most scenic park and lake. Abel Reservoir contains a stocked fishing area, boating (electric motors only), and is great for hiking, and picnicking. A boat ramp with parking is available and is open open year ‘round from dawn to dusk. A Virginia State Fishing License is…
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Trail to Freedom
Where is it? Located halfway between Richmond, Virginia and Washington, DC, The Trail to Freedom retraces the routes of these freedom-seekers -men, women, and children – through the City of Fredericksburg, Virginia and the County of Stafford, Virginia. Why did they do it? On April 18, 1862, the Unio…
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Embrey Mill Park
Located at 1600 Mine Road, this park includes 8 lighted rectangular fields (6 synthetic) for youth soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey. This facility also has a playground, concession stand, parking lots, and restrooms. Two additional U6/U10 will be coming online in 2019. Features: Sports: Soccer, la…
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Curtis Park Pool
This facility boasts an Olympic size swimming pool with diving area, a zero-depth entry wading pool with water umbrella, and concession stand. Open from Memorial Day-Labor Day.
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Chatham Manor
This magnificent Georgian mansion, its various outbuildings and dependencies, and the historic ground which surrounds it represent a small preserve in which the entire scope of Virginia heritage from Colonial times to the 20th Century. Today Chatham is part of Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania Natio…
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North Stafford Farmers Market
North Stafford Farmers Market is a Veteran Owned & Operated Farmers Market located in Stafford, VA. Every week April through November we offer farm fresh products as well as a wide variety of other locally produced goods. We operate on the belief that local goods are the linchpin of our economy….
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Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont
He was one of the most successful painters of his time, sought out by the rich and famous.  She was a beautiful, young art student, and his biggest fan.  They fell in love on an ocean liner and spent their lives sharing art. More than a hundred years later, the story of Gari and Corinne Melchers liv…
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Belmont – Ferry Farm Trail
Enjoy a two mile hike through three public parks in southern Stafford County.  Scenic beauty surrounds you as the path winds through the Historic Port of Falmouth.  The path is fully paved and provides scenic stops along the way.  Hike It, Walk It, Run It, Bike It.  It’s Pet…
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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 soldier’s letters as “The Union Army’s Valley Fo…
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Fredericksburg Area Museum
FAM seeks to connect today’s residents and visitors with stories of our community’s nation-shaping history. Through ever-changing exhibitions, free public programs, and special events, the FAM has something for everyone. Visit our website www.FAMVA.org for more information.
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Curtis Lake
Curtis Lake is open year ‘round from dawn to dusk, with a public boat landing (electric motors only) and fishing pier access on Stony Hill Road (SR-662). VA State Fishing License required for fishing.
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The Rowser Building
Originally built in 1939 by the Public Works Administration as the Stafford Training School (a term used in the South to differentiate a White high school from a Black high school). It was the only place where Black students could receive an education beyond the 7th grade. This building is now liste…
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Celebration Stage at Pratt Park
Celebration Stage is a permanent, multi-purpose, partially covered Southern Yellow Pine structure; size: 52 x 30 feet. The design allows for a variety of events, such as theatrical performances, dance recitals, concerts, or outdoor movie theater. Features include: Low maintenance, electricity and wa…
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Historic Port of Falmouth
Located off River Road, this area is a wonderful place to enjoy the beauty of the Rappahannock River. The area is a great place to fish (VA fishing license required), and it is equipped with picnic areas. Portable restroom facilities are available from Memorial Day – Labor Day.  This park also…
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Adventure Brewing Company
Adventure Brewing Company is focused on bringing full flavored beers to the local area. Adventure Brewing’s lineup of beers include four year round styles and a number of seasonal or special batches. The year round styles include an IPA, a Pale Ale, a Wheat and a Stout. Specialty and seasonal batche…
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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. Visitors travel from around the world…
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Gauntlet Golf Club, The
Whether you are a member or casual golfer, you’ll enjoy our challenging 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course designed by P.B. Dye. The Gauntlet awards precision, where most holes are target-oriented, narrow and tree-lined. If you’re looking for challenge, Hole number 4 (our signature hole) will…
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Aquia Harbour Marina
On site fuel, bathrooms, showers and utilities. Aquia Harbour Resident/Member $3.83 per foot plus utilities. Non-Resident $5.80 per foot plus utilities.
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GMCO Potomac River Fishing Guide Service
Fish the Potomac River with GMCO’s Guide Service! Captain George MartinUSCG License 50 Ton MasterAvailable for Guide trips on the Potomac River Aboard a Fully equipped Ranger 520VXPowered by 225 Mercury OptiMax andMotorGuide 36volt 109# Trolling MotorGuided by GMCO Maps and Lowrance Electronic…
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Massad Family YMCA
The Massad Family YMCA in Stafford County offers a full service health and fitness center which includes two indoor pools, an outdoor water park, indoor tennis center, an aerobic and cycling studio, a wellness and weight training center, cardio equipment, steamrooms, saunas, jacuzzi, basketball gym,…
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Smith Lake Park
This 17-acre site located on Doc Stone Road in northern Stafford features three baseball fields (60, 70 and 90-foot) and two synthetic turf soccer fields, all lighted and irrigated. Other amenities include one large and one small picnic pavilion, paved trails, a playground, and a restroom/storage bu…
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