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Address: 1304 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Phone Number: 540 371 1494
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Driving thru Fredericksburg, there is so much to see and do. We had a pamphlet for the Tavern and tried to get in, but it was already closed, and is not a "real" tavern anyway... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Hannacroix, New York, United States
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Hannacroix, New York, United States
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157 reviews 157 reviews
40 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Driving thru Fredericksburg, there is so much to see and do. We had a pamphlet for the Tavern and tried to get in, but it was already closed, and is not a "real" tavern anyway, but a historical stop for visitors of the past to stop at. We were greeted at the door with costumed Innkeepers who immediately that I... More 

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mechanicsburg pa.
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I liked the fact that we were told about some of the daily ways of life that people had to endure back in that time period. Such as they only bathed in july and august so they wouldn't get sick when weather was cold.Several things like that made us talk about them all the way back to Pa.!!!

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The tour was interesting and informative. The tour guides were dressed in period costumes and stayed in character for the tour . Well done!

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Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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104 reviews 104 reviews
37 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We were welcomed by a friendly and knowledgeable staff.....enjoyed the tour very much.....there is a small fee to get into this site but worth it.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The tour guides were exceptional and learning about that time in history and where some everyday phrases come from was a wonderful addition. Definitely worth the $5 for the tour... Just mind your "P's and Q's"!!

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Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

When we visited Fredericksburg this past December, it was closed, however when we lived in the area, we have visited this tavern many times. The tour is a trip into history. This well furnished tavern has much to see and has much history. George Washington and many other early patriots visited this outstanding tavern. If you are in Fredericksburg, do... More 

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

What a great tour!! The costumed guides make this visit entertaining, as well as educational. Our guide was fantastic. He kept everyone involved and provided many details on Colonial life. The tavern is the former home built by George Washington’s youngest brother Charles around 1760 and later became a tavern in 1792.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We stopped here on our way to DC and it was well worth the detour. We had an amazing docent who kept was informative and entertaining. Our family loves Williamsburg and this tour rivals the best tours there. Tour was about an hour- we did ask questions so it may be shorter. We would like to go back to visit... More 

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virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We visited with several other people including a 9-year-old. The tour is every bit as good as any tour in Williamsburg VA. Guide very thorough and full of interesting info. We had not visited for maybe 10 years or so, and the tavern is still a ''must-see'' if you are in town. We got the Timeless Pass at the Visitor... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This tour is perfect for older children, teens and adults. You will learn about drinking and lodging customs of Colonial times at "the" local pub of its day frequented by many important Colonial leaders. The costumed guides are lively, and will tell you about famous sayings today - like "Bottoms Up" - that are based on tavern customs of long... More 

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