The Richard Johnston Inn

Stay in a charming, historic inn built by one of the original signers of the Declaration of Independence!


Stay in a charming, historic inn built by one of the original signers of the Declaration of Independence!

front of inn
Outdoor Patio
Richard Johnston Inn Guest Room 2
fall food display
Richard Johnston Inn
courtyard at inn
Olivia's Room
The Loft sitting room
Dining Room Table
Celebration Cake
Picnic Basket
The Isabella





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The Basics


Only a block from the train station on the main street, the Richard Johnston Inn 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
  • Weddings/Events
  • History & Heritage

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

  • Chatham Manor -- once a vast estate amassed by the Fitzhugh family beginning in the early eighteenth century.

Stay for the Story

The Richard Johnston Inn is located in the heart of historic downtown Fredericksburg, VA, within walking distance to many restaurants, historic venues and quaint shops as well as to The University of Mary Washington.

Richard Johnston Inn Guest Room

Sip & Savor

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

Try fresh authentic Italian food at Orfino

Enjoy French fine dining at La Petite Auberge

Visit Fahrenheit 132 for a modern steak experience

See & Do

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

Visit Historic Kenmore and George Washington's Ferry Farm

Visit Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park

Check out James Monroe's Museum

Guest Reviews

This is a beautiful Inn! Location was perfect for walking to the river, restaurants, shops and museums. The staff were so friendly and helpful. They had anything you needed with great homemade banana chocolate chip cookies! Snacks, drinks, coffee, and brandy were ready in the beautiful dining room and our room anytime you wanted Breakfast was delicious! Our room was spacious, decorated beautifully and very comfortable. We hope to...See More

- Diana Clement

Great location, room was clean and comfortable and the service was great. We skipped the breakfast so can't comment on it. We arrived early (around noon) and our room was ready so we were able to check-in. There is a Courtyard one block over and I'm a Platinum Marriott member but prefer staying at B&B's like this one anytime I can.

- Brian Stone

Thank you for a wonderful last minute stay. As bed and breakfast owners ourselves, we cherish the time we get when we can visit other bed and breakfast inns and enjoy the personal service we give to our own guests. This stay was close to home and was a great relaxing time to get away for the night. Breakfast was wonderful and the staff very professional and friendly.

- Melanie Darnell

I've stayed at the Richard Johnston Inn three times now. It's always such a great experience: the rooms are comfortable, the common areas are beautifully decorated, and the breakfast is always delicious. I also can't say enough about the staff - they are always so friendly and accommodating. The Inn also has a great location on Caroline Street so you are right in the middle of historic, downtown Fredericksburg...See More

- Megan Ladd

We absolutely loved our stay at the Richard Johnston Inn! The staff was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. Be sure to ask them about all of the history of the building and make sure to get to know your fellow guests over breakfast!

- Sean Davis

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 9

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

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


Smoking Policy: Smoke free

Family Friendly: Yes

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Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

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

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Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Front Desk/Security: Business Hours

Inn Amenities: Hot Breakfast, Business Center, Cabins/Cottages Available, Concierge Services, Free Onsite Parking, Full House Rental Available, Green Environmentally Friendly, LGBTQI+ Friendly, Meeting Space Available, National Historic Registry, Swimming Pool, Weddings & Events Available, Wine/Spirits Available

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Weddings & Celebrations

Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor

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Business Travel & Meetings

Meeting Types: Business Meetings, Retreats

Meeting Facilities: Yes

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Location Type: Small Town/Village