San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
When Capt. John Smith explored the Rappahannock River in 1608, he was met at the fall line in Fredericksburg by a hail of arrows from native fishermen. Explore the legacy of Hunter’s Island with its owner, local architect and history enthusiast Mary Ellen Wheeler. We’ll discuss the island's fascinating history, from the woodland tribes of the pre-colonial era to its management today as a wildlife sanctuary. By the way, the rock formations on the back side of the island are stunning and we'll have an expert along to tell us more about the geology of the fall line. Bring a bag lunch for a picnic. This event sells out fast, so get your tickets early. Minimum age is 8 years. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Meet at the FOR office.
We sell individual tickets and family tickets. Family tickets are for up to four people. Tickets for the general public are $30 each, so if you need 3 or 4, get the family ticket for $90. Friends of the Rappahannock members get a discount on our trips & events, which are the $24 and $72 tickets.