- Our list of the best things to do in Colonial Beach, Virginia, features the top 17 nearby activities — including 6 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Colonial Beach, VA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, and Entertainment & Shows.
- The results below include the top 10 things to do within the city of Colonial Beach, VA , followed by 7 popular activities in nearby cities, including Stafford, Waldorf, Fredericksburg and Port Tobacco
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.
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 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.
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..
86% 65 votes
908 Charles Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 MoreLess Info
The largest collection of documents and artifacts in the United States that are related to former president James Monroe can be found at the James Monroe Museum & Memorial Library. It was first opened in 1927 and is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
96% 263 votes
P.O. Box 97, Solomons, MD 20688 MoreLess Info
Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse has a 29,000 square foot exhibition building, lighthouse, library, wood carving shop, and a Patuxent small craft guild. Children and adults will surely be occupied with history and archeology.
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.
Both fun and educational, Flag Ponds Nature Park offers many outdoor activities for the entire family to enjoy. In addition to hunting for fossils, you can also fish on the bay or enjoy a leisurely stroll along the beach.