The Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM) is excited to announce two new summer camp opportunities for Summer 2020.

History in a Bag

Every wondered what life was like in Fredericksburg in the 1920’s, 1960’s, or 1990’s? FAM will be offering a take-home summer camp kit that will transport kids through the last 100 years of Fredericksburg history! Each history bag will include seven days of fun crafts, STEM projects, and games inspired by each decade. These activities are designed to keep kids entering 1st-6th grade entertained for four hours each day.

Families have the option of purchasing the kit with or without craft supplies. Kits with supplies are $35 for FAM members and $40 for non-members. The kits without supplies are $15 for FAM members and $20 for non-members History in a Bag is available ( Please order your bag by July 9th. The bags will be ready for pick up July 16th and 17th from 2 pm -6pm at the FAM (907 Princess Anne St).

Market Square Mysteries Archeology Camp

Uncover the history underneath Market Square! Campers will explore how archeologist excavated and studied Market Square through fun activities, games, and crafts. All of this will be facilitated by a FAM educator. This camp is for children entering 3rd – 6th grade.

FAM will offer this one-day camp July 16, 23, and 30 from 9:30am -11:30am in Market Square. FAM will follow stringent cleaning and health protocols recommended by the CDC. Each camper will be provided with their own space and supplies in Market Square. Social distancing will be imposed. Market Square Mysteries is $30 for FAM members and $35 for non-members. Due to limited numbers, registration is required. Please visit ( to register. Not a member of FAM? Now is the perfect chance to join. Please visit to join!

For more information on these programs, please contact Theresa Cramer at, or visit us at  As we work to keep our community safe, camp dates might be altered based on the safety of our community due to the pandemic. The FAM collects, researches, interprets, teaches, and preserves the history, heritage, and culture of the Fredericksburg region. We serve a diverse community through a commitment to inclusion, integrity, credibility, and relevance. We will facilitate an understanding and appreciation of how the acts of those who preceded us have shaped this community and the nation at large—providing both lessons and inspiration as we work together to forge a greater community.