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The Rising Sun Tavern

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Address: 1304 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Phone Number: 540 371 1494
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Wonderful, interesting morning tour...

We found our guide personable and well informed. So many expressions used nowadays are from earlier days such as "Here's looking at you" and it was fascinating to learn how the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Troy, Virginia
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Troy, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We found our guide personable and well informed. So many expressions used nowadays are from earlier days such as "Here's looking at you" and it was fascinating to learn how the term "Bartender" came about. Well worth the stop!

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Abbeville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great little tour with very knowledgeable guides in costume. $5 a piece for adults would have got a discount if I had showed my Trolley ticket

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Aldan, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful, less than an hour tour of a historic upper class tavern given by costumed guides. Our wench Melanie was delightful and explained the origin of many common expressions like "not playing with a full deck." So glad we stopped.

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Fredericksburg is home to a lot of colonial as well as civil war history. This Tavern is a step back in time to the 1770s in Virginia. Knowledgeable, costumed interpreters give you a tour of the Inn and explain a lot of idioms in the process (playing with a full deck, bottoms up, etc.). A MUST SEE if you are... More 

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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I really enjoyed this tavern tour because it was very unique. The docents portrayed there roles perfectly; giving us a true feel for the era. This was a very nice experience, quirky, and good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Informative and Fun! We were lucky to be welcomed to the Inn by hosts/tour guides Grace and Glenn, who were both very knowledgeable and obviously enjoy their roles. When you enter the Inn, you are greeted as if you are a traveler in late 1700's. They show you where you would have eaten and done your drinking if you were... More 

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The Plains, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Day trip to Fredericksburg to tour the Rising Sun Museum. Well worth the trip. The docent was one of the best that we have experienced. We have toured many house museums and the guide here incorporated history with where many common sayings originated. All ages will enjoy

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The winches were awesome!!!! Very knowledgeable and appropriate dress for the time. A ton of history in the tavern and would be great for old and young alike!!

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

You can imagine visiting with Charles Washington and his tavern crew, offering beer and bits to eat ! Beautiful historical place on Caroline Street, Fredericksburg. Worth visiting

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We stumbled upon this site after deciding to do one thing in Fredricksburg on our way from Charlottesville to DC. We went to Trip Advisor and read raving reviews. Since we only had about an hour and that seemed like what most people spent, we followed advice of many travellers who had been there and shared their experiences on Trip... More 

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