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Chancellorsville battlefield, State Route 3 west, Spotsylvania. Confederate Lt. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson was wounded here. Walking tours, visitors center. 540/371-0802 or nps.gov/frsp/cville.htm.
Chatham Manor, 120 Chatham Lane, off Chatham Heights Road, Stafford County. The 18th-century estate served as Union army headquarters during the Battle of Fredericksburg. Free. 540/371-0802 or nps.gov/frsp/chatham.htm.
Civil War Life Museum, 4712 Southpoint Parkway, next to Spotsylvania County Visitor Center at Massaponax. Firearms and artifacts in original condition, life-size dioramas and a 3-D slide program with more than 75 Civil War photographs. Fee. 540/ 834-1859 or civilwar-life .com/index.htm.
Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center, 907 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg. Features a Civil War collection, photographs, paintings, furniture, toys, clothing and pottery. The exhibit "Presidential Christmas Cards and Presidential China" will be open in the third-floor gallery through Dec. 31. The exhibit "The Art of Living," featuring furniture, paintings, jewelry and more that give a glimpse of upper-middle-class life in Virginia from 1720 to 1810, will be open through February. Fee. 540/371-3037 or famcc.org.
Fredericksburg battlefield, off Lafayette Boulevard. Walking tours of sites of Civil War fighting. Visitors center. 540/373-6122 or nps.gov/frsp/fburg.htm.
Fredericksburg Visitor Center, 706 Caroline St. Information on tours of the area, brochures, parking passes and other information are available. A brief audiovisual program highlights Fredericksburg's history and attractions. Free. 540/373-1776 or 800/678-4748.
Freedom Museum, Manassas Regional Airport, 10400 Terminal Road, Manassas. Tells the stories of veterans of 20th-century wars. Fee. 703/393-0660 or freedom museum.org.
Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth. The 18th-century home of American painter Gari Melchers, who died in 1932, and his wife, Corinne, is furnished with items collected from his residences and travels abroad, and includes gardens, pastures and walking paths. Fee. 540/654-1015 or garimelchers.org.
George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Popes Creek, State Route 204 off State Route 3 in Westmoreland County. Memorial house and gardens. Fee. 804/ 224-1732 or nps.gov/gewa.
George Washington Masonic Museum, 803 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg. Contains memorabilia relating to George Washington's membership in the Masonic lodge , including the famous painting of Washington by Gilbert Stuart. Open by appointment only. 540/ 371-2089.
George Washington's Ferry Farm, State Route 3 east in southern Stafford County. The site of George Washington's boyhood home. 540/370-0732 or kenmore.org/farm.html.
George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon. Mansion tours, gardens, daily wreath-laying ceremonies at the tomb of George and Martha Washington. The Washingtons lived at Mount Vernon from their marriage in 1759 until George died in 1799. 703/780-2000 or mountvernon.org.
The Heritage Center, 300 Central Road in Fredericksburg Battlefield Industrial Park. Historical documents. 540/373-3704 or crhcarchives .org.
Historic Kenmore, 1201 Washington Ave., Fredericksburg. The home and gardens of Fielding Lewis and his wife, Betty Washington Lewis, who was George Washington's sister. Exhibits in the Bissell Gallery focus on 18th-century gentry life and the lives of the Lewises and their descendants. Fee. 540/373-3381 or kenmore.org.
Historic Manassas Visitor Center, 9431 West St. Learn about Prince William County. 703/361-6599 or historic manassasinc.org/visitor _center.htm.
Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, 1020 Caroline St. Mercer was a Fredericksburg physician who served such patients as Mary Washington before he joined the Continental Army and died as a brigadier general in the Battle of Princeton. Fee. 540/ 373-3362 or apva.org/apva/hugh_mercer.php.
Jackson Shrine, Guinea Station, east of Thornburg. The building where Confederate Lt. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson died. 540/371-0802 or nps.gov/frsp/js.htm.
James Madison Museum, 129 Caroline St., Orange. The exhibit "Keep Your Mouth Closed, Dear," which highlights manners and morals in children's books from the 18th century to the present day, will run through Feb. 24. Fee. 540/672-1776 or james madisonmus.org.
James Madison's Montpelier, on State Route 20, four miles southwest of Orange. Former President James Madison's estate. Two exhibits of the Madisons' furnishings , "Treasures from the Madisons' Collections" and "Public Places, Private Spaces," are on display in the Education Center. Briefings on the mansion restoration offered daily. Fee. 540/ 672-2728 or montpelier.org.
James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library, 908 Charles St., Fredericksburg. Dedicated to the life of the fifth president of the United States. Fee. 540/654-1043 or umw .edu/jamesmonroemuseum.
King George County Museum and Research Center, in the Old Jail at King George Courthouse. Free. 540/775-9477 or kghistory.org/histori calsociety/info/museum.asp.
Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. Regional museum. Fee. 703/368-1873 or manassasmuse um.com.
Manassas National Battlefield Park, Henry Hill Visitor Center on State Route 234. Preserves scenes of two major Civil War battles. Fee. 703/361-1339 or nps.gov/mana/home.htm.
Mary Washington House, 1200 Charles St., Fredericksburg. George Washington purchased this house and its gardens in 1772 for his mother , who spent the last 17 years of her life there. Fee. 540/ 373-1569 or apva.org/apva/mary_washington_house.php.
Museum at Colonial Beach, Hawthorne Street and Washington Avenue. Artifacts relating to the history of Colonial Beach since 1884. Free. 804/224-8220 or colonialbeach .org/museum.htm.
Museum of Culpeper History, 803 S. Main St. in Culpeper. Features tours and more. Free. 540/829-1749, 540/829-6434 or culpepermuseum.com.
Old Stone Warehouse, 923 Sophia St., Fredericksburg. This early 19th-century warehouse has seven cannonball holes from the 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg and holds prehistoric, historic and Civil War artifacts. Free. 540/368-9772.
Rising Sun Tavern, 1306 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Living-history interpretation of 18th-century tavern life. Fee. 540/371-1494 or apva.org/apva/rising_sun_tavern.php.
Spotsylvania battlefield, State Route 613 near Spotsylvania Courthouse. Drive-through park with walking trails. Site of the Civil War's "Bloody Angle." Exhibit shelter. Fee. 540/371-0802 or nps.gov/frsp/spotsy.htm.
Spotsylvania County Museum, 8956 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania. Museum and research library housed in Old Berea Christian Church , which was built in 1856 and sustained damage during the Civil War. Free. 540/582-7167.
Stratford Hall Plantation, on the Potomac River, State Route 214 off State Route 3 east, Westmoreland. Birthplace of Robert E. Lee and home to many of the Lees of Virginia. Fee. 804/493-8038 or stratford hall.org.
Weems-Botts Museum, corner of Cameron and Duke streets, Dumfries. Fee. 703/221-3346.
Westmoreland County Museum and Library, 43 Court Square in Montross. Free. 804/493-8440 or westmoreland-county.org/muindex.htm.
White Oak Museum, 985 White Oak Road (State Route 218) in southern Stafford. Featuring Civil War relics excavated from Fredericksburg and Stafford. Fee. 540/371-4234.
Wilderness battlefield, State Route 3 west, entrance off State Route 20, Orange County. First confrontation between Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. Picnic areas, exhibit shelter. Fee. 540/786-2880 or nps.gov/frsp/wild.htm.