1890 Caroline House

Experience the history of Fredericksburg, Virginia firsthand in a Victorian home dating back to 1890


Experience the history of Fredericksburg, Virginia firsthand in a Victorian home dating back to 1890

1890 Exterior
1890 Caroline House Interior
1890 Bedroom
1890 Bedroom2
1890 Sitting Room





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The Basics


Only a block from the train station on the main street, the 1890 Caroline House is located in the middle of historic Fredericksburg, Virginia! This Victorian-esque home was built in 1890 and has since been refurbished to its original grandeur.

At a Glance

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge Services
  • Family Friendly
  • Wine/Spirits
  • Fireplace or Fire Pit
  • Weddings/Events

In the Know

  • Visit Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park
  • Take a trolley tour or carriage tour of downtown Fredericksburg
  • Exploring all the shops and restaurants in downtown Fredericksburg is a must
  • Everyone has to visit Goolrick’s Pharmacy, they have the oldest running soda fountain in the nation

Stay for the Story

1890 Caroline House is in the heart of Historic Fredericksburg. The inn’s past is as vibrant as the city in which it lives, once a private home during the civil war era and then a general store until its refurbishment to its current grandeur.

Sip & Savor

Here are a few things to sip & savor when you visit…

Try fresh, authentic Italian food at Orofino
Enjoy French fine dining at La Petite Auberge
Visit Fehrenheit 132 for a modern steakhouse experience

See & Do

Here are a few things to see & do when you visit…

Visit Historic Kenmore and George Washington’s Ferry Farm for a deep dive into the life and times of George Washington
Visit Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park

Check out James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library for the country's largest collection of artifacts and documents related to the 5th President

Guest Reviews

Just spent a quick night here breaking up a drive up the coast and it was the perfect place to stop and rest. The house and room were beautiful. The bed was comfortable. Nice hot showers and the whirlpool tub and fireplace in our suit were a lovely bonus to make our stay extra cozy. Had hot tea and snacks in the kitchen before bed. And they were able...See More

- Margee Bono

The Caroline House had precisely the type of luxurious room I was looking for! A big fluffy bed with silky soft sheets and comfortable pillows. A strong hot shower in a gorgeous and spacious bathroom. Such an upgrade from any hotel. Breakfast was delicious and they happily catered to my request at checkin. The whole house (which is accessible to guests) was so beautifully decorated and they had snacks...See More

- Anna Jean

We can't say enough about the Caroline House. We have stayed at several B&Bs and this one was hands-down our favorite. We reserved our room the day of our arrival. With such short notice, they were still able to pull together a miracle for our special event. We were met with a perfect tray of cheese, meats, and chocolate covered fruit. The wine they selected was amazing and paired...See More

- C N

Our stay at the 1890 Caroline House was lovely! My partner and I were celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary and travelled in from Alexandria. We stayed in the William Riley suite which was perfect! The photos online do not do the space justice; we were already excited when booking online but were blown away in person. They have updated some of the linens and fixtures as well as adding...See More

- Aileen Mitchener

Gathering of old friends in Fredericksburg for three nights. My wife and I were in the Caroline House with others of our group booked into the Richard Johnston Inn, the B&B's other historic facility 1.5 blocks up Caroline Street. Have always been apprehensive about B&Bs, choosing the predictability and standardization of name brand hotels... Outstanding experience. Facility. Wonderful historic facilities updated to provide all expected modern conveniences and hotel...See More


Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 3

Room Amenities: Bathrobes, Hair Dryer, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishings

For information on ADA accessibility for the facility or its rooms, please contact the property directly.


Smoking Policy: Smoke free

Family Friendly: Welcomes children over the age of 12

Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments, Complimentary Beverages, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Complimentary Snacks, Special Diets Accommodated

Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Front Desk/Security: Business Hours

Corporate Rates: Yes

Inn Amenities: Hot Breakfast, Cabins/Cottages Available, Concierge Services, Free Onsite Parking, Full House Rental Available, Gardens on Property, LGBTQI+ Friendly, Meeting Space Available, Weddings & Events Available, Wine/Spirits Available

Weddings & Celebrations

Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor

Business Travel & Meetings

Meeting Facilities: Yes

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