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The Rising Sun Tavern

1304 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
540 371 1494
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We enjoyed the stories about what it would have been like for travelers at an inn during the Revolutiionary War. Very well done.

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Pa
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We were in Fredericksburg for a week. My husband has wanted to visit the area for years as he is enjoys books on the area. We went to the vistors center and bought a Timeless Ticket for $32.00 a piece which gives you access to some wonderful places like this Tavern to visit. We were given a wonderful history tour... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

This was a neat place to take my family who was visiting us here in Fredericksburg. It was interesting to learn a little bit of history through the tour given at the Tavern.

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Vienna, Virginia
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388 helpful votes 388 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Tavern Quick Tips: 1. A few blocks past the end of the main street shopping district; look for the flag displayed outside during its operating hours 2. Free, 2 hour limit, street parking available 3. Hours: check the website as hours change with the season 4. $5 per adult; AAA membership gets you $1 off 5. Currently, costumed docent tours... More

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Fredericksburg, Va
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12 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

If colonial architecture and stories are your thing, visit here, once owned by Georges brother. It even has its' own spirit.

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Kingston, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Tour provides lots of interesting details about life in Colonial America and the origins of some customs and sayings that have survived several centuries.

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Roanoke
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

You can learn here about travel and overnight stays in the late 1700's. Worth a visit while in Fredericksburg. Low admission price.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I've lived in the area for years and often drove by The Rising Sun Tavern without knowing what it actually was. I'm glad I stopped by and was nosy about the house. What a lovely little find and nice adventure going back in history. The guides were wonderful and informative. There's a lot of history in downtown Fredericksburg.

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Dumfries, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Didn't know what to expect, but we were pleasantly pleased with our visit. The tour guide knew lots of interesting period information that made the visit really great. I'm glad we visited this place.

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San Antonio, Texas
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Enjoyed visiting the home / tavern of George Washington's brother. I went to Fredericksburg because of the Civil War battle, but fell in love with this quaint city. So much history here! And this tavern was literally on the front row to historical events during the colonial and Civil War periods. If you have an interest in history, and want... More

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