Day 1: Enjoy lunch in Old Town Winchester with dozens of restaurants and cafes that line the walking mall. Discover the life of local Virginian turned country music star while on the Crazy for Patsy Cline Tour. Explore the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley and view artifacts which bring the Valley’s past to life. Head to Prince William to dine at Grafton Street, an authentic, locally owned Irish pub & restaurant.
Day 2: Meet the former mayor, Earnie Porta, to explore the riverside town of Historic Occoquan on a private tour. Enjoy the natural beauty of the Occoquan River while cruising aboard the Miss Rivershore. Sip on wine while listening to the narration from your captain as he highlights intriguing facts of the local history, real estate deals and other vessels along the river. After disembarking, take some time to explore Historic Occoquan. Stop for lunch at one of the locally owned restaurants in town, such as Madigan’s Waterfront where you can enjoy fresh seafood while overlooking the river before embarking on the rest of your journey.
After arriving in Fredericksburg, tour the historic A. Smith Bowman Distillery. The distillery balances time-honored traditions with innovation and creativity to produce hand-crafted spirits, distilled from the finest ingredients. Venture to Historic Kenmore Plantation next, which was built by George Washington's sister, Betty Washington Lewis, and her husband, Fielding Lewis. This beautiful, Georgian-style, brick mansion reflects the pre-Revolutionary-War wealth and status of the Lewis family. Tour the home and explore the Crowninshield Museum, which houses art and furniture from the 18th century. For dinner, enjoy a delicious meal and a show at Riverside Dinner Theater.
Day 3: Start your morning at Ben Lomond Historic Site, an old plantation used as a hospital during the Civil War. Tour the home, hear the stories of the soldiers who stayed here and experience what medicine during the war was like through live demonstrations. Head over to Historic Downtown Manassas to explore another quaint American town. Stop at sites such as the Hopkins Candy Factory, which produced and distributed candy to general stores throughout the region in the early 1900s. Hop by the Heritage Brewing Company to taste of some of the local beers and ales. Satisfy your hunger at one of the many eateries in Historic Downtown Manassas before heading home. If you’re in the mood for over the top flavor, Okra’s Louisiana Bistro is a great lunch option.
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Last Updated: 07/06/2017