John Taylow, architect, and one of the original signers of The Declaration of Independence, constructed this unique, upscale 18th century Inn in 1770. In the 1800’s, it served as the home of the mayor of Fredericksburg, Richard Johnston. The award winning Inn offers seven beautifully appointed guest rooms, 2 suites
and caters to small, intimate weddings and other special events in our courtyard or parlors. Fredericksburg is a beautiful, quaint restored town and the battlefield tour allows you to understand the street to street fighting that took place” Located in the heart of this is a wonderful Bed and Breakfast, The Richard Johnston Inn and The 1890 Caroline House are located in the heart of Historic Fredericksburg, across the street from the Fredericksburg Visitors Center and just blocks away from historic sites such as Mary Washington’s House, Fredericksburg Museum, the Rising Sun Tavern, unique shops and a variety of wonderful restaurants.
The Richard Johnston Inn along with historic Fredericksburg makes an ideal get way for a vacation, weekend retreat, business trip or conference. Park your car in our large, off street parking area or come by train – we are only 3 blocks from the train station and will pick up our guests with 24 hr notice. Whether one is looking for the perfect romantic getaway or a place to relax after a long day of work, The Richard Johnston Inn offers luxury accommodations (discounts for corporate/military) that are perfect for all. Each guest room features a private bathroom, flat screen television, and high-speed wireless Internet access. A laptop and printer is available in our living room for our guests to use.
An extended continental breakfast is served from 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. during the week and a full breakfast is served on weekends.
New Addition For Our Guests: Relax and revitalize yourself after a long trip with massage therapy by Ms. Christina Culley here at The Richard Johnston Inn. By appointment only, please inquire when you make your reservations.
We now offer wireless, highspeed internet access to our guests at no charge - great for corporate guests or corporate meetings.
1890 Caroline House was featured in Romantic Homes (February 2011 issue) magazine
Chosen by Southern Living Readers Choice Awards as “One of the Best Bed and Breakfast in the South”
Voted “The Best of Washington for Weekend Get Aways” by The Washingtonian
Voted “Best in the Burg” by readers of the local newspaper, The Front Porch
Featured on WUSA TV with reporter Jan Fox as “One of the Most Romantic Inns in Virginia”
The Washington Post states: “In less than an hour from Washington, you can feel far, far away by visiting Historic Fredericksburg and The Richard Johnston Inn