Quantico Marine Corps Base
Mainly used for training purposes, Quantico Marine Corps Base is on the National Register of Historic Places. Open to the public, the 55,000-acre facility is adjacent to the National Museum of the Marine Corps. The base is also home to two other training facilities, one for the FBI and one for the DEA.
Stafford Civil War Park
This is the site where the Union Army’s 11th Corps set up its encampments after the Battle of Fredericksburg in December, 1862. You’ll be able to learn all about the history by touring the park, which features a Civil War-era battery and a winter hut as well as walking trails and picnic tables.
National Museum of the Marine Corps
A moving homage to all U.S. Marines, the 120,000-square-foot museum boasts an immense number of artifacts along with an array of inimitable interactive displays. Permanent exhibits include the Leatherneck Gallery, Legacy Walk, Making Marines, World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War.
There is much to see and do in this activity-rich area. Explore Civil War battlefields, stroll through the authentic historic downtown, sample award-winning reds and whites at Lake Anna Winery, and pay a visit to Ferry Farm, the home in which America’s first president George Washington grew up.
The largest outlet mall in Virginia, Potomac Mills features more than 200 retailers, including Neiman Marcus Last Call, Nordstrom Rack, Nike Factory Store, Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store, and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th. There are also two dozen dining options and an AMC movie theater with 18 screens.