- Chancellorsville Battlefield Civil War Visitor Center, sight of Lee's greatest victory is located in this area. Other local attractions include: Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center, exhibits relating from prehistoric times to present; Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center, open daily; George Washington's Ferry Farm, site of his boyhood home, self-guided tours daily, closed holidays; James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library and the Mary Washington House; last home of George Washington's mother, open daily.
Recreation - Lake Anna is an enjoyable day-use park that provides, hiking, picnicking, power boating, water skiing, sailing, fishing and beach swimming.
Climate - Virginia generally has mild winters and warm humid summers. The central to northern portion of the state has winter temperatures averaging 34 to 36 degrees Fahrenheit (1 to 2 degrees Celsius). The state's summer temperatures have little variation. The central to northern portion of Virginia generally experiences temperatures ranging from 76 to above 78 degrees Fahrenheit (26 Celsius). High humidity along with warm temperatures can be uncomfortable.
Fredericksburg is located 50 miles south of Washington, D.C. and 45 miles north of Richmond on I-95.