Maps and Directions
Fredericksburg is accessible by transportation services from major airports in the Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Va., areas. Fredericksburg is also served by commercial buses and by Amtrak. FRED, the Fredericksburg Regional Transit bus system, can transport visitors around the Fredericksburg area, and UMW students and employees ride free with a UMW ID.
The University of Mary Washington is located in Fredericksburg, Va., 50 miles south of Washington, D.C., and 50 miles north of Richmond, Va.
Directions from I-95:
To reach the campus from Interstate 95, take Exit 130-A. Follow Route 3 East business to the traffic light for William Street. Make a left at the light. Follow William Street to the next traffic light and make a left onto College Avenue.
The UMW Fredericksburg Campus main gate is on the right at first light. Pass the UMW gate; turn right on U.S. 1. Turn right on Alvey Drive; follow signs to parking deck.
Directions from U.S. 1:
To reach the Fredericksburg campus from U.S. 1 North, turn right at the intersection with College Avenue. To reach the parking deck, go through the intersection of U.S. 1 and College Avenue; turn right on Alvey Drive and follow the signs to the parking deck.
To reach the Fredericksburg campus from U.S. 1 South, turn left at the intersection with College Avenue. To reach the parking deck, turn left on Alvey Drive — the intersection is just prior to the intersection of U.S. 1 and College Avenue. Follow the signs to the parking deck.
Directions from downtown Historic Fredericksburg or the train station:
From Caroline Street, turn left on Amelia Street. In seven blocks you will reach Washington Avenue. When you reach the end, turn left, go one block, then turn right on William Street (U.S. 3). Continue on William Street for several blocks until you reach College Avenue. Turn right onto College Avenue. The UMW Fredericksburg Campus main gate is on the right at first light. Pass the UMW gate; turn right on U.S. 1. Turn right on Alvey Drive; follow signs to parking deck.
* There also is limited visitor parking during the day, and ample visitor parking in the evenings, near George Washington Hall, the site of Dodd Auditorium.
For information about parking permits and regulations at UMW, visit the UMW Parking Management.