Spotsylvania County is a very special place within the Greater Fredericksburg area, which also includes the city of Fredericksburg and Stafford County. The region is located along I-95 and is bordered by the banks of the picturesque Rappahannock River. With its blend of contemporary living and small-town charm, the Fredericksburg region offers visitors endless opportunities to explore present attractions and explore its fascinating past.
History & Recreation
Throughout the area, visitors will find the following:
Historical attractions and battlefields
A real American experience can be found everywhere in the Fredericksburg region. The city of Fredericksburg is one of America's most authentic, historic downtowns. Stafford County is home to George Washington's boyhood home, Ferry Farm, and Belmont, the residence of 20th Century American impressionist painter Gari Melchers.
Many elements attract visitors to Spotsylvania for a different vacation experience. The County's history goes back to 1721 and, although known for the battles fought here in the Civil War, the County is also the site of notable American Indian events, the first ironworks in North America, an attempted slave revolt in the 1810s and one of America's most productive early gold mines.
Countryside & Nature
In addition to 4,400 acres of Civil War battlefields, scenic Spotsylvania County features an abundance of beautiful countryside and nature-based recreation, highlighted by beautiful Lake Anna. Check out things to do in Spotsylvania and plan your trip now.