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Top Activities for Seniors in Fredericksburg

By Michelle Cemental

Fredericksburg, VA, is an area that offers a rich historical heritage. Situated between Richmond and Washington, D. C., Fredericksburg provides small-town ambiance with all the modern conveniences. There are many areas for seniors to explore and expand their interests. 

Visit Historical Points of Interest 

Fredericksburg Visitor's Center provides an extensive list of sites to explore. You will find places of interest that are free and others that charge a fee for the tour.

Colonial Era

Whether you are interested in touring the boyhood home of George Washington or hiking Government Island where the original sandstone for the White House and U. S. Capitol was quarried, this era of tours will captivate your interests.

African-American History

Follow the journey that as many as 10,000 slaves made in 1862 on the guided tour Trail to Freedom. You may opt to pick up a copy of the self-guided walking tour of African-American historical sites through the Fredericksburg Visitor's Center.

Civil War Period

The Battlefield Guide Tour provides a complete version of how the area was shaped by the 2-week battle in 1864. Chatham House in another point of interest for this period, as it served as a Union Army hospital. 

2.  Take Advantage of the Fredericksburg Parks & Rec

The Fredericksburg Parks and Recreation center has a lot of activities that seniors and their loved ones can enjoy. 

Adult Special Interest

Perhaps, you've been wanting to learn Italian, now's your chance with conversational Italian classes. You may have a secret desire to perform Shakespeare on stage. "Where art thou?" Your opportunity awaits. You might have more subdued ambitions and choose to revel in a happy hour art class. There are many occasions here to meet new people and broaden your horizons

Adult Sports & Fitness

If you're ready to get up and move, there's likely something offered through this program. You'll find your level with a myriad of activities that include karate, belly dancing, tennis, Zumba, ballet, and gentle stretching. 

3.  Tour the A. Smith Bowman Distillery 

The A. Smith Bowman Distillery began as a dairy and granary farm in 1927. With the repeal of Prohibition in Virginia in 1935, Bowman found a use for the excess grain. Tour the distillery and see how this fine legendary bourbon is made. 

We are here to assist your aging loved ones enjoy all that Fredericksburg has to offer. Contact us to learn more about our senior care services.