FYI: THIS ROUTE CAN BE ADJUSTED
66.3 mi – about 1 hour 23 mins to Montpelier then, 29.4 mi – about 43 mins to Michie Tavern
MEETUP "Best Buy" Waldorf
We will CROSS over 1.7 mile, two-lane Harry W.Nice Memorial Highway Bridge $4.00 1-way TOLL
From the Governor Harry Nice Bridge (U.S. 301, 5, Thompkinsville, MD) we will travel 301-S until we enter VA then, make a slight right onto VA-206 W/Dahlgren Rd and go about 9.3 miles then, VA-3 W/Kings Hwy for approx 15 miles then, Merge onto VA-3 W/Blue and Gray Pkwy (via the ramp on the left to Culpeper) for 2.3 miles then make a slight right onto William St 1.1 miles, and
continue onto VA-3 W/Plank Rd following VA-3 W for approx 13 miles finally, turn left onto VA-20 S/Constitution Hwy Continue to follow VA-20 S for approx 22 miles the destination will be on the right. MONTPELIER- The home of President James Madison South Anna/Orange, VA (66.3 mi – about 1 hour 23 mins) Arrive around 10:45 a.m./11:00am
We will pass by the Fredericksburg national cemetery that, was established in 1865, Fredericksburg National Cemetery is the final resting place for more than 15,000 Union soldiers who died in the major Civil War battles that occurred between Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Virginia.
Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania Natl Military Park. The military park encompasses four major Civil War battlefields: Battle of Fredericksburg, Battle of Chancellorsville, Battle of the Wilderness, and Battle of Spotsylvania Court House. It also preserves four historic buildings associated with them: Chatham Manor, Salem Church, Ellwood, and the house where Stonewall Jackson died. The ruins of the Chancellor family mansion are included. Also pass Alum Springs Park (http://www.librarypoint.org/alum_spring_park)Buildings at Alum Spring were used as a prison housing Hessian and British troops captured at Trenton, New Jersey, by George Washington. After the surrender of Cornwallis, the buildings were also used as a hospital.
NEXT, "optional" we can ride 29.4 mi – about 43 mins (Arrive around 12:30) for lunch at: Michie Tavern http://www.michietavern.com/
683 Thomas Jefferson Parkway
Charlottesville, VA 22902
or, have lunch in Orange, VA
After lunch we will head back home.
PASS by Caledon Natural Area State Park 11617 Caledon Rd, King George, VA 22485