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Celebrate Thanksgiving In and Around Richmond and Fredericksburg, Virginia

Categories: Blog, Richmond, VA, Uncategorized | Posted: November 16, 2018

Every fall, a special time comes around to celebrate and give thanks for all the wonderful things in your life, from family and exciting beginnings to and old friends and new — and of course, delicious food. As the birthplace of America’s traditional Thanksgiving feast, there’s no better state than Virginia to enjoy what this holiday means to you.

 

One of the best parts of living in Cornerstone Homes community is that there are so many unique opportunities right outside your door! Grab your keys and coat, and venture into town to explore the festivities and feel grateful for the beauty of the season. Here are a few of our favorite ways to make Thanksgiving incredible in and around Richmond and Fredericksburg:

 

Berkeley Plantation

Berkeley Plantation Thanksgiving in Richmond

Berkeley Plantation

 Experience the history of colonial America like never before at this stunning, sprawling estate, where the beauty of the 18th century is waiting for you in all of its glory. Transport yourself back in time with a guided tour of the spectacular grounds, where you can explore the former home of President William Henry Harrison that’s furnished with gorgeous antiques and artifacts. Perfect for all ages, Berkeley Plantation is the perfect fall excursion!

 

jamestownJamestown/Yorktown

 

Just an hour away and close to all Cornerstone Homes communities, our state’s rich colonial history is preserved on gorgeous grounds that welcome visitors from all over. Jamestown Settlement and American Revolution Museum at Yorktown educate visitors about America’s beginnings in Virginia, all the way up to the Revolution, with stunning exhibits, replicas, tours, and so much more. If you’re a history buff or simply love the magnificence of Virginia, pay a visit for some authentic hometown pride.

 

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Everything’s more fun with your best friend by your side… If you love exploring town with your furriest companion, there’s no better time than fall to dog trot! In Virginia, many scenic and dog-friendly outdoor spots like Taylor Park in Ashland, Ingleside Vineyards in Oak Grove, and stunning George Washington’s Mount Vernon are perfect to explore — and burn some calories to make room for stuffing! Your dog will love taking on the town with his or her favorite human.

 

Downtown-FredericksburgFun in Fredericksburg

 

A charming and welcoming town like no other, Fredericksburg is always waiting with open arms to celebrate the coziest holiday of all. Head to Fredericksburg’s historic downtown to indulge in shopping, dining, and cultural attractions with your friends and family. Enjoy wineries, distilleries, antique shops, art galleries, and many other sites to see close by! Whichever way you turn, you’re bound to discover something new.

There’s so much to see and do! Jump right into the cultural fun at Rising Sun Tavern Museum on November 24-25 for an intriguing candlelight tour celebrating the life of John Frazer and his “afterlife pranks.” You can also check out the family-friendly and fun 32nd Gingerbread House Contest & Exhibit at Ferry Farm, as well as the educational events at the James Monroe Museum.

 

 

 

Black Friday Shoppingblack friday shopping open sign

 

Of course, no Thanksgiving is complete without Black Friday shopping… This year, shop local! It’s more convenient and less stressful, and allows you to explore what makes your town so great. Right near The Cove at Magnolia Lakes is the village of Chester, near Chickahominy Falls you’ll find the historic town of Ashland, close to the Villas at Ashlake you have the chance to explore Chesterfield, and right around Barley Woods is the incredible downtown Fredericksburg. There are so many fun purchases to be made!

 

Volunteering

Foodbank

If you’ve experienced many memorable Thanksgiving holidays, and have lifelong memories that you’ll always cherish, you might be wondering how you can bring this magic to those less fortunate this year. Luckily, Virginia offers an abundance of volunteering opportunities! Whether you’re looking to serve hot meals in Richmond or beyond, by yourself or with family and friends, take a look at how you can get involved through various incredible charities that work to take care of those in our communities.

 

Before you sit down to feast on your favorite turkey and fixins, gobble up the incredible opportunities that Richmond offers during the holiday season. You’ll love giving thanks and feeling grateful for the beauty all around you — from family and friends, to exciting cultural events, to brand new beginnings waiting for you in your Cornerstone home and community.

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