23 N Court St
Westminster, MD 21157
Join HSCC on Friday, September 15, as we journey to Fredericksburg, Virginia. Fredericksburg was the site of one of the most famous battles of the Civil War. On December 13, 1862, Union General Ambrose E. Burnside launched a series of brave but futile attacks against Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s position on the heights behind town. Lee’s men, posted in a strong position behind a stone wall at the base of Marye’s Heights, successfully repulsed repeated Union attacks. A licensed battlefield guide will lead our bus on a tour of the key points of the battle including the Sunken Road, the scene of the heaviest fighting. Then, we’ll have time to view the exhibits at the visitors’ center.
After the tour, we’ll head into downtown Fredericksburg where we’ll enjoy lunch at Brock’s Riverside Grill. Lunch choices include: ½ pound Cheddar burger with fries; Caesar salad with grilled chicken; and Capellini Pomodoro (capellini pasta with tomatoes, basil, garlic, white wine, and olive oil). Lunch choices should be made when making a reservation.
In the afternoon, everyone will be on their own to enjoy downtown Fredericksburg. Visit one or several of the small museums in town including the Fredericksburg Area Museum, the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library, and the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop. Or, browse through the many shops and boutiques along the historic streets.
The bus leaves from the parking lot on Ralph Street, behind the Church of the Ascension, at 6:30 a.m. and will arrive back at 7:30 p.m. Cost for the trip (includes transportation, battlefield tour, and lunch) is $90 for HSCC members and $98 for non-members. Reservations are required by August 21. Payment is required when making a reservation. No refunds can be made for cancellations after the reservation deadline. Call HSCC at 410-848-6494 to make a reservation.