Fountain Hall's prime location in the heart of Virginia's Blue Ridge foothills provides guests with marvelous opportunities to enjoy natural beauty, and explore the area's many treasures. The area is rich in prehistoric, native American and colonial history as well as Revolutionary and Civil War history. Virginia's foothills were home to U.S. Presidents Thomas Jefferson
(Monticello) and James Madison (Montpelier), as well as being the site of
many Civil War battles. Now the region makes history with award-winning wines from the heart of Virginia's growing wine industry.
Fountain Hall Bed & Breakfast is within walking distance to historic downtown Culpeper with its many unique restaurants and shops, the State Theatre, the Visitors Center and the Museum of Culpeper History. It is only a short drive to the Library of Congress theater and film archives, and many other attractions.
Here are just a few suggestions for activities in and around Culpeper:
Take a self-guided tour through downtown Culpeper - designated as one of the Top Ten Best Small Towns in America - and discover the array of antiques, gift and specialty shops, tea house, fabulous restaurants, cozy coffee shop and gourmet wine stores. Explore a variety of historic architecture in the downtown and surrounding neighborhoods.
While exploring downtown Culpeper, make sure you visit the Visitors Center located in the renovated Depot. Visitors and locals alike can obtain an array of information on Culpeper, the surrounding area, and the state of Virginia.
The Museum of Culpeper History is an excellent way to start your adventure in Culpeper. This state-of-the-art museum offers exhibits regarding Culpeper's rich Revolutionary and Civil War history, displays of dinosaur tracks discovered in a local quarry, American Indian artifacts and much more.
The State Theatre, originally built in 1938, has been fully restored as a performing arts center. Check their web site for theatre, movies, concerts, and other events or call 540-829-0292.
The Library of Congres shows free old-time movies with advanced reservations. Visit the online movie schedule or call (202) 707-5840 .
Culpeper's prime location in North-central Virginia made it a highly prized location for both armies during the Civil War. You can take a drive and explore the battlefields of Brandy Station, Kelly's Ford and Cedar Mountain. Virginia Civil War Trails and Civil War Preservation Trust are valuable resources if you are interested in visiting the Battlefields.
Plan a stop at Graffiti House battlefield visitors center in Brandy Station.
Culpeper is home to several award-winning wineries and Belmont Farm Distillery. Take your time to visit the vineyards and taste their excellent wines. For more information about the wineries in and around Culpeper, please visit www.virginiawine.org
Virginia is "horse country" and what better way to experience the sights and sounds of horse shows at Commonwealth Park while staying at Fountain Hall. Commonwealth Park is home to Horse Shows In The Sun, HITS - a series of horse shows featuring hunter, jumper and equitation competitions.
Fountain Hall is the ideal starting point to visit Virginia's major tourist attractions. It is just over an hour drive north to Washington DC, where the White House, the Capitol and numerous museums await you. Also, several homes of America's most famous presidents can be visited on a day trip, like Mount Vernon, Monticello and Montpelier and Ash Lawn.
For more information, we suggest you visit the official Culpeper Tourism website at www.visitculpeperva.com.
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