I loved the architecture!
It's a bit of a different flair from what I am used to in San Antonio, but this is good. I like seeing the differences in different regions!
We each ordered different appetizers to share with each other. We were so hungry I forgot to take pictures until after we started eating.
The food was great!
After eating we walked around the Victorian building, full of shops, next door. Loved the architecture here too!
Then we walked further into town...
This is the historic Mill House...
This is all that's left of an 18th century grist mill.
The inside is now a museum with a display of what the grist mill used to look like...
The Mill House was purchased in 1788 by Lighthorse Harry Lee. Both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were interested in the design of the mill.
Then we walked across the pedestrian bridge...
...to cross the Occoquan River.
On crossing a little bridge I came within view of the settlement, which is romantic beyond conception. A beautiful river rolls its stream a long mountains that rise abruptly from its bank, while on the opposite rocky shore, which appears to have been enveloped in foam, and here and there a dwelling which has vast masses of stone for its foundation.-Travels of Four Years and a Half in the United States of America by John Davis
We had to laugh when we saw this artificial waterfall. (sorry) It reminded us of the one in Wichita Falls, Texas.
It's a great picture taking spot though!
Then back across the bridge we saw Rockledge Mansion which is across from the Mill House Museum. The oldest portion of it dates back to 1758.
We walked all over the town...
Apparently the first settlement here was in 1734, a tobacco warehouse. The town considerably built up by the latter part of the 18th century.