Once part of a larger farm property and located today within the city boundaries of Fredericksburg, Sligo, a two-story, five-bay, L-shaped Italianate dwelling, was built during 1888–1889 to replace a […]

Fredericksburg and Confederate Cemeteries

Fredericksburg Cemetery, the city’s first private cemetery, started with the Fredericksburg Cemetery Company selling plots to the general public. The company placed particular importance on the cemetery’s design and encouraged […]

St. George’s Episcopal Church

St. George’s Episcopal Church was constructed in 1849. It was the third church building erected on a lot designated for a church originally on a plat of Fredericksburg that the […]

Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site)

The congregation of Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site) in the Fredericksburg Historic District dates to the early 19th century. The church, built in 1890, has served Fredericksburg’s African American community […]

The Lewis Store

The Fielding Lewis Store in Fredericksburg is named after its original proprietor, whose second wife, Betty Washington, was sister of the future Revolutionary War hero and President. The Georgian-style brick […]


Braehead, situated on the brow of a hill overlooking the Rappahannock River, was built in 1858 for John Howison. Architecturally significant for its side-passage plan, which is more commonly associated […]

Walker-Grant School

Walker-Grant School, originally known as the Fredericksburg Colored School, was the first and only segregated African American secondary school in the city of Fredericksburg. Built in 1935 according to plans […]

Washington Avenue Historic District

Washington Avenue Historic District is Fredericksburg’s only historic monumental avenue and the site of an outstanding collection of high-style residences built for the city’s elite at the turn of the […]


Carl’s, a well-known landmark to residents of Fredericksburg, is a retail ice cream stand that has served cones, shakes, and sundaes to satisfied customers since 1953, the year Carl Sponseller […]

Matthew Fontaine Maury School

Prominently sited near downtown Fredericksburg, the Matthew Fontaine Maury School, named for the 19th-century scientist and oceanographer, served as the city’s first purpose built high school from its construction in […]