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

May 27, 2023  

Preserving Fredericksburg:
A Walking Tour

 This walking tour will highlight the efforts of the agencies dedicated to the preservation of Fredericksburg. We will hear from five local experts as they show us their latest projects around town.

Date & Time:  Saturday, May 27, 2023  10:00-noon

Ticket Price:  $12 ($10 for members) on sale at this link and at the Lewis Store.

Meeting spot:   Lewis Store, 1200 Caroline Street


Black History Walking Tours: Black Businesses & Entrepreneurship in Fredericksburg, 1787 – Present

Partnering with the Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM), this walking tour features stories of African American business owners and entrepreneurs throughout our town’s  history. Led by Dr. Gaila Sims, FAM Curator of African American History and Special Projects, the tour begins in the eighteenth century with John De Baptiste and the establishment of French John’s Wharf, continues with industrious builder Henry Dean and the development of Liberty Town following the Civil War, touches on thriving Black businesses on Princess Anne Street in the mid-twentieth century, and culminates with contemporary favorites scattered across the city. Grounded in historical documentation, archival research, and individual stories, this walking tour explores Fredericksburg’s unique contributions to the history of Black enterprise.

Dates & Times:

Monday, May 22nd
Starting Time 4 p.m.

Sunday, June 25th
Starting Time: 11:30 a.m.

Ticket Price:  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here at the  FAM website.

Meeting spot:
Fredericksburg Area Museum
907 Princess Anne Street

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Past Events

March 26, 2023

Grub in the Burg

 This lecture on the history of the restaurants in Fredericksburg features a lot of now and then photographs on the big screen. Come early and buy some grub from Hot Chikn and eat while you listen. 

Date & Time:  Sunday, March 26, 2023 4:00-6:00 pm

Ticket Price:  Free! No registration required.

Meeting spot:   Water’s End Brewery at Fredericksburg Square
525 Caroline Street

March 19, 2023

2023 Annual Membership Meeting & Preservation Awards

Sunday March 19, 2023 starting at 1:00 p.m.

Historic Renwick Courthouse, 815 Princess Anne Street

Open to all HFFI Members

Not a member of HFFI or need to renew?

Become an Annual Member for 2023 by clicking here or join/renew at the meeting on March 19th. 

You can email [email protected] to confirm your current membership status or with any questions.  Please RSVP through this link.

March 15, 2023

Irish Pub Tour

Get started early for Saint Patrick’s Day by coming on our tour of Fredericksburg’s Irish pubs. We will hear the story of the Irish Brigade and visit several bars where you can buy a drink and learn more about our town’s Irish connections. Sláinte!

Date & Time:  Two tours scheduled — Wednesday, March 15, 2023 from 5-8 p.m. OR 6-9 p.m.

Ticket Price:  $30 General Public / $25 HFFI Members

Meeting spot:  To be announced

December 9-11, 2022

52nd Annual Candlelight Tour

Mark your calendars for this annual tradition!

Enjoy festive tours of the College Heights neighborhood.

Ticket Price:  $35 General Public / $30 HFFI Members & Candlelight Tour Volunteers

Registration Required

Find more information and tickets HERE

November 19, 2022

Grand Re-Opening of the Lewis Store

Open House on Saturday, November 19th from 1:00-4:00 PM

Please join the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. for the Grand Re-Opening of the Lewis Store at 1200 Caroline Street in historic downtown Fredericksburg!

We’re so excited to share our ongoing restoration efforts of this important eighteenth-century commercial building located in the historic core of downtown Fredericksburg. See and learn about the history of this historic building and its restoration while enjoying refreshments and Colonial-era costumed folks and musicians. Museum displays and gift shop open to browse. 

All are welcome!

November 10, 2022

Historic Pub Crawl

Learn about 300 years of history and taverns on our sixth annual pub tour. We will explore the sites of Fredericksburg’s earliest taverns and visit four current bars, where you can buy a drink as we learn about the history of the buildings.

Date & Time:  Two tours scheduled — Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 5-8 p.m. OR 6-9 p.m.
Ticket Price:  $30 General Public / $25 HFFI Members
Meeting spot:  Curitiba Art Cafe, 919 Caroline Street

October 16, 2022

#HFFITours Walking Tour

Time for a Change: Fredericksburg Architecture from the 1950s to the 1970s 

Join us as we learn about corporate design, department stores, and the architects who helped shape the mid-20th century in downtown Fredericksburg.

Date & Times:  Sunday, October 16, 2022 from 1-3 p.m. OR 2-4 p.m.
Ticket Price:  $12 General Public / $10 HFFI Members
Starting Location: Crown Jewelers, at 200 William Street

September 8, 2022

Historic Happy Hour

Come join us at Renato’s for Historic Happy Hour! 
This social gathering will give you the opportunity to get to know other history buffs, with plenty of time to mingle and chat. A special guest star will give a short lecture about the history of this 100+-year-old building.
Date & Time:  Thursday, September 8, 2022 from 6-8 p.m.
Ticket Price:  $30
Location:  Ristorante Renato

June 25, 2022

Right Up Your Alley–Exploring the Back Streets of Fredericksburg

Stroll along some of the city’s oldest alleyways and learn about the lifeways and activities of the communities within them.

Two tour times — 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  $10 HFFI Members/$12 General Public

Tours will take approximately 2 hours and participants are asked to wear sturdy walking shoes!

May 15, 2022

Spring Home Tour

Members-Only tour of 909 Madison Street.

FREE.  Open to active Annual Members only.  Registration Required.

Please reach out to [email protected] with questions regarding your membership status.  Renew or Join anew for 2022 through the registration form.

2022 Annual Membership Meeting

Sunday March 27, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.Annual Membership Meeting Save the Date for Sunday March 27, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. Where: Historic Renwick Courthouse, 815 Princess Anne Street

Historic Renwick Courthouse, 815 Princess Anne Street

Includes the annual HFFI Preservation Awards

Open to all HFFI Members

Not a member of HFFI or need to renew?

Become an Annual Member for 2022 by clicking here

You can email [email protected] to confirm your current membership status.

Reservations can be made online through the link above, or by calling or going in person to the HFFI Office at the Lewis Store (Address: 1200 Caroline Street, Phone 540-371-4504).

Would you like to sponsor this event or another HFFI event in 2022?  Please contact us.

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