Mark Your Calendars for Free Second Saturdays at the FAM

Second Saturdays Turtle
If you're a fan of the Fredericksburg Area Museum, you've likely heard about its Second Saturday program. This initiative opens the door for more people to experience culture and science in an open and educational environment. While the museum is always teeming with history, knowledge, and new displays, these programs take... [read more]

Fredericksburg and France: A Tale of Two Sister Cities

French flag
The name "Fredericksburg" rings more German than it does French, but dig a little deeper and you'll find that is more closely linked to croissants than bratwurst. Already, Fredericksburg is a melting pot of cultures considering its proximity to D.C. and vibrant culture that attracts people from all walks of... [read more]

All Aboard the Rappahannock Railroad Museum’s Rail Excursion

Rappahannock Railroad
Have you ever wondered what it's like to whiz through Fredericksburg in an authentic railroad cart? The iconic railway is an unforgettable part of Rappahannock County history. While playing on railroads is never a good idea, one local museum offers the chance to experience railroad fun in a safe environment. Hop aboard... [read more]

Hyperion Espresso Takes Coffee to a New Level in Fredericksburg

Hyperion Espresso Machine
Hot or cold, Virginia's appetite for well-brewed coffee never ceases. While coffee is used to stimulate mental alertness, bolster energy, and get our day started, it's worth viewing it as much more than simply a substance. After all, there are plenty of energy drinks and caffeine supplements that provide the... [read more]

Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions Past January

New Year's Resolutions
Now that January is drawing to an end, you've got the chance to assess how your New Year's Resolutions are panning out. Maybe you've done an excellent job so far, and you're hoping to keep up that momentum till the year is done. Or, perhaps you've fallen off the bandwagon... [read more]

Great Lives: Female Code Breakers of WWII – UMW Lecture Series

Code Girls Lecture Enigma
World War II took place less than a century ago, meaning it is still very much a part of modern history. Yet, the number of survivors from that era dwindles every day. It can be difficult to fully imagine what it was like to live through the biggest, costliest, and... [read more]

Be Merry at the Fredericksburg Christmas Parade

Fredericksburg Christmas Parade
With the turkeys put away and the Thanksgiving leftovers finally running out, it's time for a change of seasons. One of the City of Fredericksburg's favorite holiday events is taking place this weekend, and it's sure to draw as big a crowd as ever. Rally your friends, family, and kids for... [read more]

Bring an Ornament to the Don Moncho Christmas Tree Lighting

Don Moncho Christmas Tree Lighting
To celebrate a successful Thanksgiving and usher in the festivities of Christmastime, many cities hold tree lighting ceremonies. Fredericksburg is no exception, and there are several you can choose from. But while many offer you the chance to watch, this may be the only lighting ceremony that lets you participate.... [read more]

Have Breakfast With Santa This November

Breakfast with Santa
There's no denying that Santa Claus is one of the most recognizable faces of Christmas cheer. Normally, the only times that kids will get a chance to see him are when they give him their list and when he comes to visit on Christmas Eve. But that's all changing this year. Now,... [read more]

Concert in Lights Kick-off Festival Happening this Saturday

Concert in Lights Kick-Off
The debate on when to start celebrating Christmas and the holiday season never ceases. There are the strict, no-tree-before-Thanksgiving types, then there are the folks hanging mistletoe the day after Halloween. In Fredericksburg, one brave organization has come to set the record straight. This Saturday marks the kickoff of the Concert... [read more]