- The list below includes 392 free or cheap things to do in or near Sterling, Virginia, including 117 different types of inexpensive activities like Laser Tag, Family Fun Center, Bowling and Go Karts.
- From Algonkian Regional Park to Briar Patch Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Sterling and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Washington, Arlington, Silver Spring and Bethesda.
95% 169 votes
1304 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 MoreLess Info
The Rising Sun Tavern was originally built by George Washington's younger brother. It is currently being used as a museum that teaches about life in an 18th century tavern with costumed actors to tell stories of those who stayed at the site.
91% 139 votes
1020 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 MoreLess Info
The Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop preserves the medical treatments provided during the 18th century in a small museum. The history of local medicine, pharmacy, military endeavors, and political affairs are covered.
The old Goolrick's Pharmacy was founded in 1912 as both a pharmacy and soda shop. The site still features the oldest soda fountain in the United States and continues to serve sodas in a variety of flavors as well as class treats like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
93% 149 votes
1201 Washington Ave, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 MoreLess Info
George Washington's sister and brother-in-law built the Georgian-style Kenmore Plantation & Gardens just before the Revolutionary War. The house itself and garden have been restored for tours, and there is also the Crowinshield Museum building which offers rotating exhibits.
83% 29 votes
907 Princess Anne St, Fredericksburg, VA MoreLess Info
Focused on civilian life during the Civil War era, Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center houses documents, artifacts and artwork from the local area in seven permanent exhibits, alongside special events like Second Saturdays, dedicated to interactive activities for all ages..
As a replica of a French shrine, National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes displays a variety of stones statues of revered saints of the Catholic tradition. There is a cave-like structure where visitors can light candles and pray.