HFFI Events

I would like to take this opportunity to both thank AND compliment everyone at HFFI for their hard work on the Historic Pub Tour this past weekend. It is near impossible for us to believe this was the first such outing as it was so perfectly arranged and executed! We thought all the speakers were knowledgeable, articulate and extremely interesting. Again, to ALL of the HFFI associates that planned and participated—we’d like to extend our thanks and appreciation for a job well done! -HFFI Member


Upcoming Events


2021 Summer Walking Tours with the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc.

Saturdays at 10 am
$10/$7 members

The tours will cover about one mile and last 1.5-2 hours. We will take a short break halfway through each tour to sit down and drink water (provided) in air-conditioning.

Registration Required

Tour departure locations will be listed in confirmation email (subject to change).

Individual event details and registration links below. 

HFFI reserves the right to take photographs in connection with the events and use these photos for for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and web content.

June 26

Black History 1728-2021

This tour, based on Jervis Hairston’s popular event, celebrates some of the unsung heroes of Fredericksburg.

Registration Required — register HERE

July 3

In the Footsteps of George Washington

Celebrate Independence Day Weekend by exploring Fredericksburg through the eyes of our own founding father. Visit his favorite places in town, including bars, stores, and homes of his friends and family.

Registration Required — register HERE

 July 10

The Suburbs of Hanover Street

Explore the early suburbs of Fredericksburg: Allan Town, New Town, Liberty Town, Fairview, Kelly Field, and Hanover Heights. Now part of the city, these early neighborhoods show the growth of our town over the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Registration Required — register HERE

July 31

Follow the Fire of 1807

Trace the path of Fredericksburg’s most devastating fire, which destroyed five blocks of Caroline and Sophia streets. Learn about the cause of the fire, early fire insurance, the humanitarian efforts to provide relief to the “Sufferers of the late Fire,” and the call for more organized firefighting brigades.

Registration Required — register HERE

August 7

Shopping Downtown in the 1950s

Before the mall and Walmart, everyone in a 30-mile radius came to downtown Fredericksburg to go shopping. We’ll walk you back in time along Caroline Street, showcasing plenty of old photos and ads to recreate back-to-school shopping over the sales tax holiday weekend.

 Registration Required — register HERE

August 21

Women’s Suffrage: 101 Years Later

Learn about early suffrage efforts in Virginia and Fredericksburg and the local people who helped it happen. Celebrate the 101st anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment.

Registration Required — register HERE
NEW — Second Tour Added @ 11 am — register HERE


Past Events


May 20, 2021 @ 7:00pm (Virtual Talk)

Route One:  The History of Driving in Fredericksburg

FREE (Suggested donation $5)

Registration Required — register HERE


May 6, 2021 @ 7:00pm (Virtual Talk)

Prohibition:  The History of (not) Drinking in Fredericksburg

FREE (Suggested donation $5)

Registration Required — register HERE


April 22, 2021 @ 7:00pm (Virtual Talk)

Grub in the Burg:  The History of Dining Out in Fredericksburg

FREE (Suggested donation $5)

Registration Required — register HERE


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