Discover the many things to do in and around Dahlgren

A stay at the Country Inn & Suites in Dahlgren puts you close to a range of exciting things to do, starting with a hike in Caledon State Park, known for its bald eagle population. If you want to spend a day on the Potomac River, you can take the whole family to Colonial Beach or rent kayaks and canoes at places like Machodoc Creek Marina, just five minutes from the hotel. For a break indoors, explore local historical sites like the birthplace of George Washington, or learn about the storied past of the local naval base at the Dahlgren Heritage Museum. Here with a friend or significant other? You won’t want to miss visiting area wineries, which can also be a delightful group activity if you’re hosting a gathering at our hotel.

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Caledon State Park

4.78 mi / 7.7 km from the hotel
Take your fun outdoors at this state park, where you can picnic, hike, and watch for wildlife. Stop by the visitor center to view bald eagle exhibits.

Colonial Beach

8.23 mi / 13.24 km from the hotel
Enjoy sunbathing, boating, and fishing at Colonial Beach, located on the Potomac River. A half-mile boardwalk offers outdoor dining and specialty shops.

Dahlgren Heritage Museum

2.29 mi / 3.68 km from the hotel
Learn more about the surrounding naval community when you browse the standing and revolving exhibits at this museum, dedicated to preserving the history of the Naval Support Facility in Dahlgren.

George Washington Birthplace

13.48 mi / 21.69 km from the hotel
A visit to the King George area would not be complete without a stop at the birthplace of the nation's first president. Tour George Washington's house, workshop, and cemetery, then browse the historic artifacts on display.

Ingleside Vineyards

13.73 mi / 22.1 km from the hotel
The oldest winery on the Northern Neck of Virginia, Ingleside offers tours, wine sampling, and events throughout the year.

Maryland International Raceway

12.77 mi / 20.55 km from the hotel
If fast cars and screaming engines get you pumped, then a trip to this drag strip is in order. In addition to weekend races, the track also hosts car shows.

Riverboat on the Potomac

8.33 mi / 13.41 km from the hotel
Entertaining for all ages, this attraction on the Potomac River features an off-track betting parlor, waterfront dining, and special events such as comedy acts.

Stratford Hall

17.94 mi / 28.88 km from the hotel
Visit the Great House, the birthplace of Robert E. Lee, during your stay. The former home of four generations of Lees, the house features Civil War photographs as well as fossils, history exhibits, and a collection of family documents.

Westmoreland State Park

16.13 mi / 25.95 km from the hotel
For family fun, head to this Northern Neck park with an Olympic-size swimming pool, a playground, a snack bar, boat rentals, and six miles of trails. The park is also a great location for spotting American bald eagles, green herons, ospreys, and more.