Parking Garage

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The Sophia Street Parking Garage located at the corner of Sophia and Wolfe Street, provides 297 parking spaces in historic downtown Fredericksburg. It is within easy walking distance of key downtown points such as the train station, visitor's center, and courts. Many shops and fine restaurants are just a block away.

Maintenance Work

*** If you can believe it, the City's Parking Garage has been open since 2005! The Parking Garage is undergoing an extensive amount of maintenance in an effort to continue to provide a safe parking structure and ensure its long term viability. You may have seen crews, safety cones and yellow tape in the garage lately.  Our contractor is replacing the caulking membrane, as well as repairing certain sections of concrete. They are also painting the shutters, window guards, lintels, and the exterior handrails.  All work is expected to be completed by the end of January 2020. The garage will remain open and is available for parking during this maintenance work. Thanks for your patience! ***

Hours of Operation

  • 24 / 7

The garage is served by a parking attendant:

  • Monday through Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Sunday / Holidays: 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The garage access and payment system is fully automated. Attendants are not needed for patrons to use the garage. Convenient payment stations are located near the entrance and near the pedestrian walkway leading to Caroline Street.

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Electronic-only payments coming soon

Coming in early fall 2019 the parking garage is going cashless. Accepting all major credit cards and providing public parking 24/7. Watch for new signage and details coming soon. 


The parking garage office is located the in the Executive Plaza (the adjacent building) on the second floor. Call 540-371-8542 for questions. The Executive Plaza is located at:
601 Caroline Street
Suite 200A
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Parking Rates

**Daily/Weekend Rates Do Not Apply when parking for multiple days**

 August 1, 2014

Day and TimeCost
1st Three HoursFree
Each Additional Hour$1
Maximum Day$8
Night (5 p.m. to 8 a.m.)
1st Three HoursFree
1st Three HoursFree
Each Additional Hour$1
Maximum to 24 Hours$2
Early Bird Discount (Eliminated)
1st Three HoursFree
Each Additional Hour$1
Monthly Pass
Non-City Residents$100
City Residents$75

For more information about obtaining a monthly parking pass, see the Monthly Parking Agreement.

Lost Tickets: If you lose your parking ticket, you'll be charged $50

Special Events: Rates may differ for special events

Downtown Parking Map (PDF)

Public Transit

FRED transit will drop off and pick up passengers from the parking garage on Route F5 (PDF) "The Downtown Loop".