Sylvania Plant Historic District

The Sylvania Plant Historic District in Spotsylvania County is a 40-acre industrial campus located just south of Fredericksburg that features an intact collection of industrial and commercial buildings, warehouses, and […]


Lansdowne was built around 1755 and acquired in 1772 by James Mercer, a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1779. Abutting the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania Battlefields National Military Park and […]

Bloomsbury Farm

Bloomsbury Farm, built by Benjamin Robinson between 1785 and 1790, is one of the oldest surviving privately owned residences and one of a few surviving examples of 18th-century architecture in […]

La Vista

La Vista is an architecturally significant antebellum rural farmhouse. Built in 1856, this Virginia Greek Revival house was built for physician/planter Alfred J. Boulware. The body of the house is […]

Walnut Grove

Walnut Grove is a Greek Revival house situated atop a ridge of rolling farmland on property Jonathan Johnson II purchased in 1829. William A. Jennings, a masterbuilder of Greek Revival […]


Oakley is a two-and-one-half-story, Federal-style brick farmhouse situated in western Spotsylvania County. Displaying some of the most articulate Federal-style woodwork in Virginia, the house features an elaborately carved exterior cornice, […]

Tubal Furnace Archaeological Site

The Tubal Furnace site contains the remains of the earliest archaeologically identified iron furnace in Virginia. Constructed ca. 1717 under the direction of Lieutenant Governor Alexander Spotswood, the furnace was […]

Rapidan Dam Canal of the Rappahannock Navigation

The Rappahannock Navigation, which consisted of twenty dams, each with its own system of locks, is ranked by canal experts as the country’s most intact example of a lock-and-dam navigation […]

St. Julien

St. Julien was the Spotsylvania County home of Francis Taliaferro Brooke (1763-1851), who was appointed to the Virginia General Court in 1804 and later served as president of Virginia’s Supreme […]

Spotsylvania Court House Historic District

Spotsylvania Court House, established on what was once the main road from Richmond to Fredericksburg, was the site of one of the most vicious and bloody struggles of the Civil […]