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February 03, 2020

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All Aboard for Fun

When the transcontinental railroad was finally completed in November of 1869, it marked the symbolic complete reunification of the United States after the devastation of the American Civil War. Additionally, it announced to the world that the United States had arrived technologically. If you are intrigued by the intricacies and history of the railroad industry, then you will want to visit the Rappahannock Railroad Museum. Open on Saturdays from 9 am until noon, the Rappahannock Railroad Museum is located only about 10 minutes from the Fredericksburg Hospitality House. This free museum has a collection of tools and equipment that have been used to maintain and even build the nation’s railway system. If the weather cooperates, you can even step on-board a restored 1930's train car for a quick trip on the nearby track that is still operational. Whether you are a train lover, history lover, or somewhere in between, the Rappahannock Railroad Museum is a hidden treasure that you just have to visit.

Fredericksburg Hospitality House is temporarily closed. As we look forward to re-open, guest health and safety remain our top priority.
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