Local Area Attractions
We are with in an one hour drive to various attractions. Use our campground as home base while you discover all the area has to offer.
Guided Tour of Washington D.C. with US Tours
Take an all day Guided Tour of Washington D.C. with US Tours, a locally owned tour company. Tours depart from Fredericksburg with a licensed tour guide. Call for reservations 800-863-6333. Seating is limited so don’t wait!
Easy access to VRE or Metro trains. Either of these trains will take you downtown where you can catch a guided tour, Trolley or Tourmobile. Tourmobile provides transportation with narration for a tour you design yourself.
Mount Vernon, the treasured estate of George and Martha Washington, is not only America’s most popular historic home -- it is also one of our country’s oldest ongoing preservation projects. Open every day including Christmas as follows: April thru August -- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., March, September, October -- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and November through February -- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. An admission fee is charged with a discount for senior citizens and groups.
Virginia has more than 200 wineries, it is fifth in the U.S. in wine production and seventh in wine grapes. Virginia has just been named one of the 10 best wine travel destinations for 2012. Stay with us here at the Fredericksburg Koa and you'll be centrally located to visit several of Virginia's top wineries.
Celebrate 350 years Stafford
From George Washington to the present day, Government Island to the new Tech and Research Center, the Trail to Freedom to the Belmont-Ferry Farm Trail, Stafford County has much to celebrate. In 2014, the County will commemorate its 350th Anniversary and salute our past, present and future.
Riverside Dinner Theater
From the setting of a private, candlelit table, enjoy dinner and a live, classic, Broadway musicals performed by professional actors and actresses. This is a great evening getaway for the whole family or just for the couple on date night.
Celebrate Virginia Live
Celebrate Virginia Live is an annual charity concert series held on Friday evenings during the summer months in Fredericksburg. With a line up of world famous artist. It's located just 12 miles from the KOA. For ticket info and more go to : www.celebratevirginialive.com
Virginia Renaissance Faire
Discover the magic in the age of romance and chivalry. Step back in time by visiting a charming English country village. Folic among nobles, peasants, and shop the numerous wears of merchants. Enjoy the music of minstrels, the art of dance. Eat among the many food merchants and enjoy the fun of history. Starting May 10,2014 thru June ,2014. Saturday's and Sunday's 10am to 5pm.
How does the All Day Tour work?Drive yourself 5 miles to meet the van at 7:45 a.m.for an all day excursion with a licensed tour guide. She will give you time at the monuments, Arlington Cemetery, Fords Theater and more. The cost is $45 for adults and children 12 and under are $25. You can also go back a second day for $25 to spend more time in the Smithsonian’s etc. 10% off for seniors. Call 800-863-6333 for more information and reservations. Seating is limited so don’t wait!
How far is the Fredericksburg KOA from downtown Washington D.C.?55 miles, or about 1 hour.How does the Metro work?You drive 43 miles north on I 95 to Exit 169. Park in Metro parking on weekdays for $4.75 for the entire day, weekend parking is free. After 9:30 a.m. on weekdays, or all day on weekends, you can purchase an all day ticket for $14.00 per person. This ticket gives you unlimited use of the Metro for the entire day, or 1 trip tickets available from $1.95 to $5.00. The Metro operates until midnight.
Where will the Metro take you?Within walking distance of the National Mall, Smithsonians, the Capitol Building and most points of interest. Some things will require several blocks of walking.
What is the closest Metro stop for use for the Smithsonians?Usually L'Enfant, but it depends which Smithsonian you want to visit.
How does the VRE train out of Fredericksburg work?This train is available Monday thru Friday from the Fredericksburg train station, which is about a 10 mile drive. The last train leaves for D.C. At 7:40 a.m. You will arrive D.C. at 9:18 a.m. Trains return to Fredericksburg a variety of times until 7:57 pm. The VRE cost $22.10 per person round trip, or seniors and kids 7-21 $10.30. Free parking is available.
How does the Washington Trolley work?It is transportation around D.C., stopping at most monuments, museums and points of interest, and includes narration.
Where do I pick up the Trolleys or Tourmobile?From Union Station. Both the VRE and Metro take you there. There are also other places to pick up these systems.
Where else I park to see D.C.?We always recommend the Metro. Arlington Cemetary has pay parking about $15.00 per day. Free parking is very hard to find and not recommended.
How can I see Mount Vernon? Can I drive there myself?Yes, you can drive there without getting into D.C. traffic. Drive north on I 95 to Exit 161. Follow signs to Mount Vernon. Guided tours and parking available. www.mountvernon.org
Is there a fee to get inside the Smithsonian?No, It's FREE like most of Washington D.C.
Where can I eat while touring D.C.?The Smithsonians have cafeteria's and there are a few restaurants like Hard Rock Cafe.
How far is the Fredericksburg KOA from Fredericksburg?Restaurants and shopping are about 6 miles, and about 5 more miles to the downtown Historical District. www.fredericksburgva.net
Can I drive my motorhome into Fredericksburg and around the area?Yes, but a few streets downtown are narrow. You can park and walk or ride a Trolley Tour from the visitor center.
How far are the Civil War Battlefields?Fredericksburg is about 10 miles, Spotsylvania is about 10 miles, Chancellorsville is about 15 miles, and Wilderness is about 20 miles. Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville have visitor centers & museums. www.nps.gov/frsp/vc.htm
How far is Kings Dominion from the KOA?25 miles or 1/2 hour. www.kingsdominion.com