10 Creepy Photos From Virginia’s Abandoned Renaissance Faire

On a small parcel of forested land just outside of Fredericksburg, stands…or leans, rather…the remains of what was, once, a festive gathering ground for knights, ladies and bards. Or as the website Atlas Obscura states, a site that exists as a reminder of “a failed attempt at medieval nerdery.”

We are, of course, referring to the decaying ruins of the Virginia Renaissance Faire that operated at this location for but a few short seasons.

The following images were captured at the abandoned site (with permission) and show the ethereal, yet ruinous decay of time.

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While you may not be able to visit the site for yourself, you can have a more interactive look. The video below shows captivating footage taken by a drone.

Sites like the abandoned Renaissance Faire leave us with a sense of nostalgia – and even longing. One can’t help but wonder what it was like when life still reverberated through the streets. And so, we would love to hear from you. Did you attend the faire while it was in Fredericksburg? Have you been to the new site at Lake Anna? Let us know about your experience in the comments below!