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While you don’t need a passport to visit Fredericksburg, it has the distinctive feel of a European village. Franchises and chain stores are prohibited in the National Historic District, so the shops on Main Street are all unique small businesses. More than 150 different retailers offer antiques, home decor, men’s and women’s clothing, jewelry, art, souvenirs, specialty food shops, Western wear, and more. There are also numerous tasting rooms selling Hill Country wines.