Stafford County | Zip Trip: 5 Must Stops

- If we're being honest, there are too many things you JUST MUST DO when you visit Stafford, Virginia, but on this FOX 5 Zip Trip, we picked five you simply can't miss. 

#5: WINERIES AND BREWERIES
Cheers to number 5 on our list of must stops in Stafford. If you’re thirsty, check out one of Stafford County’s three breweries and two wineries:

- Adventure Brewing:  33 Perchwood Drive #101 Fredericksburg VA 22405
- Hartwood Winery:  345 Hartwood Road Fredericksburg VA 22405
- Potomac Point Winery:  273 Decatur Road Stafford VA 22554
- Highmark Brewery390 Kings Highway Fredericksburg VA  22405
- 6 Bears and A Goat Brewing1140 International PwyFredericksburg VA 22405

#4: GOVERNMENT ISLAND
This historic 18th and 19th century quarry site provided aquia sandstone for the construction of the U.S. Capitol, the White House, and other historic buildings in the D.C. area. These days, it operates asa a 17-acre park, historic scenic nature preserve and archeological site. Click here for more info191 Coal Landing Road, Stafford, VA 22554

#3: CROW'S NEST
This nature preserve is located on the southern border of Stafford County. It is  home to lots of wetlands and wildlife, including plant species, nesting bald eagles, songbirds and fish. Click here for more info81 Raven Rd. Stafford, VA 22554

#2: RIVERSIDE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
It’s a dinner theatre and conference facility that opened in 1998. You can take in a concert, musical or play—and it’s a very hot venue for wedding receptions, military balls, high school proms and much more. Click here for more info95 Riverside Parkway, Fredericksburg VA 22406 (Stafford County)

#1: GEORGE WASHINGTON’S BOYHOOD HOME AT FERRY FARM
Washington’s family moved there in 1738 when he was just 6 years old. You can take a self-guided tour featuring colonial artifacts, an archeology lab and the site where Washington’s house once overlooked the Rappahannock River. Click here for more info268 Kings Hwy Fredericksburg, VA 22405 (Stafford County)

Check out our 2017 FOX 5 Zip Trip schedule to see where we're headed the rest of the summer!


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