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FAMCC sets Bricks and Boards in the ‘Burg and Neighborhood tours

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The Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center and Hallowed Ground Tours announce 2014′s walking tours of historic downtown Fredericksburg.  

Bricks and Boards in the ’Burg will highlight four centuries of history and architecture, the historic influence of the Rappahannock River, the Spire and Steeples of Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg’s Town Hall, Market House and the history of Market Square.  Tours begin and end in Market Square, located behind Town Hall, and run every Saturday, April 5 – October 11, beginning at 10 a.m.

The Sentry Box, Revolutionary War general George Weedon's home, at 133 Caroline St. in Fredericksburg.

The Sentry Box, Revolutionary War general George Weedon’s home, at 133 Caroline St. in Fredericksburg.

At 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 19, there will be a special “Neighborhood” tour of lower Caroline Street featuring a special walk on the Sentry Box property, home of Revolutionary War general George Weedon.

In addition to the Saturday morning tours, a special series of tours will be conducted on April 26, May 24, July 5 and August 30, beginning at 11:30 am.  Participants on this walking tour, titled “Neighborhood Tours – History of Our Homes,” will walk through one of the most prominent residential areas of Fredericksburg’s Historic District.  Tour guides will discuss centuries of architecture and will unravel the histories of people who helped shape the Fredericksburg community.  Tour departs from various locations and lasts approximately 1 hour.

The cost for all tours is $5/adult, $2/child and $2/student. Participants will receive a discounted entry fee into the Museum. Tours are FREE for Museum members.

For additional information, please contact Hallowed Ground Tours at 540-809-3918, the Museum at 540-371-3037 or visit us at

The mission of the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center is to collect, interpret, and present the history and culture of the Fredericksburg area in order to share with the residents and visitors alike the stories of those who shaped the region and its role in the nation’s development.

–Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center