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Washington Family Links
- George Washington - A National Treasure - The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery site that features the famous Gilbert Stuart portrait - a great deal of Washington information
- George Washington's Young Friends - A group of first-person interpreters who often join us at Ferry Farm and Kenmore
- The Papers of George Washington - Online edition of Washington's correspondence. Many learning resources for school children and teachers
- The Writings of George Washington - from the Original Manuscript Sources
1745-1799. Edited by John C. Fitzpatrick (1931-44)
- The Rules of Civility - George Washington wrote a copy of these rules when he was a schoolboy.
- The Cherry Tree Fable - from The Life of Washington by Parson Mason L. Weems
- Mary Washington House - Home of Washington's mother after moving from Ferry Farm to the city of Fredericksburg
- Mary Ball Washington Museum - In Lancaster County, Virginia
- Mary Ball Washington's History (DAR website)
- George Washington Birthplace National Monument - Place of Washington's birth in 1732
- Mount Vernon - George Washington's home from 1754 until his death in 1799
- The National Society of the Washington Family Descendants - honors George Washington through the association of descendants of the Washington Family
- Rising Sun Tavern - House built by Washington's brother, Charles, in 1760, that was later operated as a tavern
- Sulgrave Manor - Ancestral English home of the Washingtons
- Tudor Place - Built by Martha Washington's granddaughter, Martha Custis Peter
- Woodlawn - A gift from George Washington to his nephew Major Lawrence Lewis and his wife Eleanor "Nelly" Custis (granddaughter of Martha Washington)
Other Area Historic Sites
- Belmont - Gari Melchers Home and Studio
- Chatham - 18th-century estate of William Fitzhugh completed in 1771 and named after William Pitt, Earl of Chatham
- Civil War Battlefields - Find out more about these historic battlefields
- Fredericksburg Area Museum - Collects, interprets, and presents the history and culture of this region of Virginia
- Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop - 18th-century building restored as Hugh Mercer's Apothecary Shop
- James Monroe Museum - The official website of the James Monroe Museum
- The Lewis Store - building under restoration by Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
- White Oak Civil War Museum - A unique collection of Union and Confederate artifacts collected from encampments and battle sites around the Fredericksburg, Va. area.
Related Historic Links
- Central Rappahannock Heritage Center - provides a research center and repository for historically valuable documents pertaining to the Virginia Commonwealth counties of Caroline, Fredericksburg, King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford
- Colonial Williamsburg - Historic Williamsburg, Virginia
- Civil War Preservation Trust - devoted to the preservation of endangered Civil War battlefields
- Civil War Traveler - Maps and info about Civil War sites in Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina
- Founders of America - Mini biographies
- Friends of Wilderness Battlefield - Volunteer organization that helps to preserve the Wilderness Battlefield in Spotsylvania and Orange Counties and interprets it's historic Lacy (Ellwood) house.
- Gunston Hall - Historic home of Virginia statesman George Mason
- Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. - Preserving, protecting, and revitalizing the distinctive historic environment of the Fredericksburg area
- Jamestown/Yorktown, Virginia - The official website of Jamestown and Yorktown
- Lewis & Clark Smithsonian Site - Meriwether Lewis was a cousin of Fielding Lewis
- Monticello - Historic home of Thomas Jefferson in Charlottesville, VA
- Montpelier - Home of President and Virginia statesman, James Madison
- Museum of Culpeper History - Betty Washington Lewis died in Culpeper while visiting her daughter. She is buried there as well.
- The National Trust - Provides leadership, education, and advocacy to save America's diverse historic places and revitalize our communities
- Poplar Forest - Retreat home of Thomas Jefferson near Lynchburg, VA
- Preservation Virginia - Non-profit organization dedicated to preserving historic Virginia properties (formerly APVA)
- Scotchtown - Patrick Henry's home near Ashland, VA
- Stratford Hall - Historic home and birthplace of Robert E. Lee
- The Society of the Cincinnati - the nation's oldest patriotic organization, founded in 1783 by officers of the Continental Army.
- The Trail to Freedom - The Trail to Freedom commemorates and interprets the experiences of more than 10,000 slaves who passed through this region between April and September 1862.
- Virginia Department of Historic Resources - The State Historic Preservation Office, with the mission to foster, encourage, and support the stewardship of Virginia's significant historic, architectural, archaeological, and cultural resources.
- Virginia Historical Society - Collecting, preserving, and interpreting the commonwealth's past.
Fredericksburg Area Links
- Central Rappahannock Regional Library - Historypoint.org - Informative articles on Fredericksburg's past; places that define our area's history; people that have shaped the day-to-day history of our region; and dispatches that give a true feel for the olden days
- City of Fredericksburg - The Official Fredericksburg Government site
- Fredericksburg Parent & Family Magazine - for parenting advice, tips, events, word-of-mouth references & more
- Fredericksburg Timeless - The city's official visitor-center website
- Free Lance-Star - Fredericksburg's local newspaper
- Friends of the Rappahannock - Promotes the conservation, protection, and enjoyment of the natural, cultural, recreational, scenic, and historical values of the Rappahannock River and its tributaries
- Stafford County - The Stafford County tourism website
- University of Mary Washington - The official website of the University of Mary Washington
Links of Interest
- William Strother Society - A family association dedicated to perpetuating the memories of William Strother's ancestors and furthering fellowship among the descendants
- Lewis Family Surname DNA Project - Non-profit project by the Lewis descendants using DNA technology to establish relationships between various Lewis groups
- Camp Flintlock - Living history programs
- Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network - Connects visitors with the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers through 140 special parks, wildlife refuges, museums, sailing ships, historic communities, trails and more
- Historic Port Royal - Located about 25 miles southeast of Fredericksburg, Port Royal was a tobacco port on the Rappahannock River during the colonial period.
- The New Yankee Workshop - Famed craftsman, Norm Abram, will be making a reproduction of a corner table in the Kenmore collection during the 2006 season.
- The Northern Neck - Online guide to this historic region of Virginia
- TPQ Database - database of TPQ artifacts found at Ferry Farm
- Virginia Bluebird Society - Founded in 1999 to promote bluebirds and other native cavity nesters
- The Virginia Conservation Network - Devoted to advancing a common environmentally-sound vision for Virginia
- Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries - Washington's Ferry Farm is a site on the Fredericksburg Loop of the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail
- Virginia State Visitor's Site - Tourism information for the entire state