Stafford County historic sites and museums can be found in all parts between Marine Corps Base Quantico (Garrisonville) and the Rappahannock River (Falmouth). Stafford County is mostly known as the 1862 staging area for the Union Army of the Potomac commanded by Major General Ambrose Burnside during the preparation of the Battle of Fredericksburg. The Stafford County Historical Society has put together an outline (map included) of the most important historic sites which has been published by the Central Rappahannock Regional Library. The 20 most historically important are listed below.
Prince William County parks and museums are worth your time if walking Civil War battlefields and visualizing the struggle between opposing forces seems like time well spent. Besides museums, the links below will lead to find information and photographs of historic sites, water parks, community pools, community recreation centers, sports complexes, camp sites, and bird watching.
Americans in Wartime Museum (Dale City)
Freedom Museum (Manassas Airport)
Haymarket Museum (Town of Haymarket)
Manassas Museum (City of Manassas)
National Museum of the Marine Corps (Triangle)
Mill House Museum (Occoquan)
Weems-Botts Museum (Dumfries)
Other historic sites include: Bel Air House (Dale City), Ben Lomond House… Continue reading