Spotsylvania, VA

Geographic Location

Spotsylvania is located off of I 95, midway between Washington DC and Richmond, Virginia. The Courthouse area is centrally located in the heart of Spotsylvania County along US 208.

Overall Personality

Spotsylvania County possesses both rural and urban landscapes and is a very family-friendly community with a small hometown feel. Still it offers all the convenience of local stores and businesses that today’s families are searching for. Spotsylvania is also one of the fastest growing counties in Virginia.

Defining Characteristics

The Spotsylvania Courthouse area is known for its historic charm.  There are numerous historical attractions from the Colonial and Civil War eras including the old Spotsylvania Courthouse, the Spotsylvania Jail, the Confederate Cemetery, the Spotsylvania Museum, the Spotswood Inn and the Spotsylvania Courthouse Battlefield.

Noteworthy Attractions

This growing community has attracted many commercial and retail businesses that serve area residents and visitors.  As Spotsylvania’s “downtown”, Spotsylvania Courthouse Village is full of shops, restaurants and businesses. The new Merchant Square, located within the Village, is allowing more of them to find a home in Spotsylvania.  The Village Pavilion is a gathering place for local concerts and community festivals. Over 25 events are scheduled to take place in the Village in 2016.
Within the boundaries of Spotsylvania, you will find a 13,000 acre lake that offers swimming, sailing, skiing and fishing. Lake Anna is a great place for locals and visitors to enjoy picnicking, horseback riding, bicycling, hiking and camping.    The Mattaponi Winery and Lake Anna Winery are in close proximity and offer tours and tastings.


Spotsylvania Courthouse area can be found via many different routes. Whether you want a major route or a scenic drive, you will find it easy to reach.
Major Routes
I-95, US 1, US 3, US 208
Reagan National Airport and Dulles International Airport to the north and Richmond International Airport to the south.
Amtrak is available from Fredericksburg and the VRE from Fredericksburg and Route 17. 

Types of Homes in the Area

The Spotsylvania Courthouse area offers every type of home you could possibly want.  You will find rural homes on acreage, homes in family neighborhood settings, estate lots and even brand new apartment complexes. The homes vary greatly in size, age and style. Styles in this area are comprised of ramblers, colonials, split foyers, farm houses and every now and then you will even find a contemporary style home.  No matter what your dream home looks like, you can find it here! There are a number of new, exciting developments that are being built at the Spotsylvania Courthouse Village and the surrounding area, so stay tuned for information as they develop!        


Spotsylvania County School District has 17 elementary schools, 7 middle schools and 5 high schools. Serving the general Spotsylvania Courthouse area are Robert E. Lee Elementary, Spotsylvania and Post Oak Middle Schools and Spotsylvania High School. Germanna Community College offers residents a local option for affordable higher or continuing education. The University of Mary Washington, located in Fredericksburg and just minutes from Spotsylvania, is one of Virginia’s best liberal arts universities.

Annual Events / Seasonal Notes

There is no way to list all of the amazing events that take place in Spotsylvania! We will highlight a few of our favorites and you can visit  to see more.

Farmer’s Markets

Check out our local produce and other goods at the Gordon Road Commuter Lot every Saturday, April through December and at the Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center every Wednesday, from May through September.

Virginia Renaissance Fair

Discover the magic in the age of chivalry and romance as the Renaissance comes to life once again in Virginia. Escape from your daily routine and stop back in time by visiting a charming English country village. This annual event runs every weekend in May.

Spotsylvania’s Stars and Stripes Spectacular

This 4th of July celebration kicked off in 2003 and draws more community members each year. Watch an incredible display of fireworks while enjoying food and festivities for the entire family.

Route 208 Sale Trail

Experience 24-miles of yard sales, antiquing and sidewalk sales along Route 208 in historic Spotsylvania County, Virginia.

Annual Christmas Parade

This long standing tradition began in 1977 and has continued to grow over the years. Enjoy Spotsylvania’s finest on parade with fire trucks, community groups, floats, horses, tractors and antique cars plus much more, including a visit from Santa!

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