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Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center
This former market house and town hall now houses a museum. Gift shop, art exhibits, children's programs, and tours available. The museum, which contains artifacts spanning the area's 300-year history, is in the old Town Hall. Built in 1814-1816, it served as administrative seat until 1982, making it one of the oldest continuously used town halls in the nation.
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National Bank Museum
Museum covers nearly two centuries of banking history. It is housed in one of the oldest buildings in America serving continuously as a bank.
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Spotsylvania County Museum
Building scarred by shots and shells during the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse in 1864. One large shell remains lodged in a wall. Cemetery behind the church contains pre-Revolutionary War graves. The museum is operated by the Spotsylvania Historical Association and contains county memorabilia and genealogical data.
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Civil War Life Museum
Firearms and artifacts in original condition, and life-size dioramas
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White Oak Civil War Museum
Displays thousands of Civil War artifacts, most of which were recovered by relic hunters from old battle sites and campgrounds in the Fredericksburg area.
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Belmont
An 18th-century estate and art gallery formerly owned by American artist Gari Melchers. The main house is furnished with antiques; the gallery contains many of his works. The entrance to the home serves as a Stafford County information center.
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James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library
A collection of the personal possessions of President James Monroe, who began his law practice here in 1786.
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George Washington Masonic Museum
Contains memorabilia and relics relating to George Washington’s membership in the Masonic lodge, including the famous painting of Washington by Gilbert Stuart.
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