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Crisp & Juicy Restaurant–Tenley Town Washington DC MoreLess Info
Menu is stuffed with chicken dishes cooked in the Peruvian al carbon tradition, seasoned and roasted over charcoal
The historic region of Fredericksburg is combined with modern attractions in Old Town. General self-guided walking tours can help guests cover the historic buildings at their own pace before exploring the various boutique stores, art galleries, and many restaurants.
88% 24 votes
343 Campground Rd., Harpers Ferry, WV MoreLess Info
An expansive collection of memorabilia can be found at the Civil War Living History Museum. War relics, documents, and knowledgeable hosts are part of every tour. History buffs and curious visitors alike find something of interest to touch and experience.
52% 89 votes
43 Old Taylor Ln, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 MoreLess Info
Built by relatives of John Wilkes Booth, he stayed in this home when witnessing the execution of John Brown, and historians believe he was headed to this house after shooting Abraham Lincoln. Guests can attend ghost tours of the home, séances, and the home is used for paranormal research.
Opened in 2010, The Haunted Cottage is a local haunted attraction commonly visited by those fascinated by the paranormal. Ghost tours, paranormal research training, and unexplained events are among the many reasons that attract visitors to the cottage.
Those who journey to the Holy Cross Abbey can explore the site for its historical significance or for religious reasons as Holy Communion is given to the public at Mass. There is also an on-site gift shop with handmade wares created by the monks, including baked goods.
65% 46 votes
2371 Carl D Silver Pkwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 MoreLess Info
Home to many business and community events, Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center is a spacious facility with exhibition halls, meeting rooms and a spacious ballroom. It is also a popular venue for weddings, anniversary parties and corporate conventions.
94% 18 votes
408 Alstadts Hill Road, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 MoreLess Info
Offering above ground experiences, Aerial Forest Adventure Park at Harpers Ferry has 72 challenge elements spread across six courses to choose from. Activities include rope and log bridges, zip lines, and rock walls.
92% 49 votes
408 Alstadis Hill Rd, Harpers Ferry, WV MoreLess Info
For 2.5 to 3 hours, visitors to Harpers Ferry Zip Line Canopy Tour can zip across eight ziplines reaching heights up to 800 feet. Guests can see the area's wildlife from the same height as most of the trees.