National Museum of the Marine Corps

National Museum of the Marine Corps

The National Museum of the Marine Corps is a lasting tribute to U.S. Marines–past, present, and future. Situated on a 135-acre site adjacent to Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, and under the command of Marine Corps University, the Museum’s soaring...
Stafford Armed Services Memorial

Stafford Armed Services Memorial

For more than 200 years, residents of Stafford County have served honorably in our nation’s armed forces to preserve freedom and democracy. From the Revolutionary War to the present conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and throughout the world, many of these men and women...
Moncure Conway House

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...
Shelton Cottage in Falmouth

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...
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...
The Rowser Building

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...
Government Island

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...
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...
George Washington’s Ferry Farm

George Washington’s Ferry Farm

George Washington was 6 years old in 1738 when his family moved to a farm in Stafford County, Virginia. The Washingtons called this place the Home Farm but it later became known as Ferry Farm because people crossed the Rappahannock River on a ferry from the farm to...
Gari Melchers Home and Studio

Gari Melchers Home and Studio

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Chatham Manor

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...
White Oak Civil War Museum

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...

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...
Trail to Freedom

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...
Hartwood Church

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...
Belmont – Ferry Farm Trail

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,...