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Elk Mountain Trails in Knoxville has well-mannered horses that are good for kids and beginners. The trail ride was easy and the guides are friendly. They have horseback rides on the C&O canal and the adjoining woodlands.
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.
93% 202 votes
706 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA MoreLess Info
Covering multiple major sites in the city, Trolly Tours of Fredericksburg allows guests to view a great deal of history in a short time. The tour is roughly 75 minutes and includes many stories told by the tour guide while visiting historic monuments, markers, and attractions.
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.
Running along an old canal, Armory Canal Trail offers placards with historical information and views of old factories and ruins. The trail can be used for hiking and has wildlife like birds, fish and turtles that can be seen.
Situated in the heart of the Mosby Heritage Area, Three Fox Vineyards sits along 50 acres of land. The majority of wine grapes grown and wine made at the vineyard are Italian with some varieties from the south of France.
Nestled in Virginia's Piedmont, Miracle Valley Vineyard attracts wine lovers with its scenic beauty. Guests can partake in wine tasting guided by expert staff, stroll the grounds or take in surrounding views from the gazebo.
93% 70 votes
Harpers Ferry Center, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 MoreLess Info
The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a 2,184-mile long public footpath that was constructed by volunteers over the course of 16 years. The Appalachian Conservatory Trail was organized to help protect the trail.
61% 62 votes
268 Kings Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22405 MoreLess Info
Visitors get to step back in time when visiting George Washington's Ferry Farm. The farm, and Washington's childhood home, takes guests on a tour through Civil War artifacts, 18th century plant life and the farms sprawling grounds that cover over 80 acres.