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

Where to begin? I'll start by saying how amazing Marissa is. We arrived on July 4th after a 4 hr drive and were able to check in an hour or so early. We were welcomed warmly and Marissa truly went above and beyond to make our stay incredible. We had the Olivia Room which was gorgeous. Everything was super clean and sparkling! Loved it so much I already booked...See More

- aprilshowers70

We had a fantastic stay at the Richard Johnston Inn! The room was large (we stayed in room 10 off the patio) and super clean. The location is ideal, right in Old Town Fredericksburg - we able to walk everywhere. The breakfast the next morning was outstanding! I would highly recommend!

- matt mcmillen

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

Excellent location in downtown Fredericksburg! We stayed in the Kitchen House and it was a great room for the three of us, with easy access to the Inn's courtyard, a short walk to the new Riverfront Park, and steps from many great restaurants and shops. The staff were great, breakfast was wonderful, and we would love to stay again.

- Joe Kuykendall

Our overnight stay was wonderful. We met friends we had not seen in several years and had a great time. Location is perfect - - right on Caroline St. Breakfast was fantastic (couldn't finish it!). We stayed in "Isabel's Suite" (No.10) and it was excellent. Strongly recommend this Inn.

- Joel Friedman

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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