About Neighborhood Tours - History of Our Homes
Participants on this walking tour, titled Neighborhood Tours-- History of Our Homes, will walk through one of the most prominent residential areas of Fredericksburg’s Historic District, including Lower Caroline Street and Washington Avenue. Tour guides will discuss centuries of architecture and will unravel the histories of people who helped shape the Fredericksburg community. The meet up spots for the specialty tours will vary by neighborhood.
About Lower Caroline Street
Participants on this walking tour, titled Neighborhood Tours – the History of Our Homes, will explore the homes and history of one of the City’s oldest neighborhoods, Lower Caroline Street. Tour guides will discuss centuries of architecture and will unravel the histories of people who helped shape the Fredericksburg community. The tour departs at 11:30 am from the commuter parking lot on the corner of Caroline and Frederick Streets and lasts approximately 75 minutes.
Established as Fredericksburg’s ‘First Suburb’ in the 1760s by Roger Dixon, Lower Caroline Street residences and homes are some of the City’s oldest and most historic. Closely connected with the riverfront activities one block away, the neighborhood has stories of merchants, future presidents, and abolition. From its 18th-century founding, to a community of Patriots, to its growth as one of Fredericksburg’s most prosperous and elegant neighborhoods, this tour will explore the history and architecture of one of America’s classic streetscapes.