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Address: 1304 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Phone Number: 540 371 1494
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Great time at the Rising Sun

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Jackie P
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The Plains, Virginia
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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
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The tour was good but the tour guide was awesome. It is worth the time to go through if you like history

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Mount Clemens, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Great look into life "on the road" in colonial times. The guide told interesting little stories and gave informative and enlightening background on where certain phrases came from, such as "the bar". Whole tour takes maybe 30 minutes, but worth the stop.

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Leesburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Our guide was a younger lady, but oh so entertaining. Lot of great stories told with humor. So glad we used the Day Pass available through the visitors center to sample all the activities.

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Hannacroix, New York, United States
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Address: 1304 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Phone Number: 540 371 1494
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fredericksburg

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