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While not serving food or drink since 1827, the Rising Sun Tavern Museum provides a lively interpretation of late 18th-century Tavern life. Charles Washington, George Washington's youngest brother, built this landmark in the 1760's as his private...more
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The Rising Sun Tavern isn’t a restaurant. It is a tour of 18th Century life in a tavern of the day. The “wenches” who conduct the tour are informative and amusing. When first time guests come to town who can only stay one night, I...More
Very good, very knowledgeable docent. Learned quite a bit. Very old tavern (beds to rent, barn to serve horses, meals to eat). Provided a lot of detail about the actual experience of staying and eating at the Tavern. Fascinating.
Ethan B and Daniel did an awesome job as interpretive reenactors. Their enthusiasim and knowledge was outstanding. My wife and I have lived in Fredericksburg for 20+ years and they were able to teach us a few things. Very enjoyable time and we highly recommend...More
I took this tour as a part of a package that you can purchase at the visitors center on Caroline Street. Knowledgeable guides and an atmosphere where you are not rushed. This house, built by the younger brother of George Washington and later as the...More
My husband and I visited the tavern through a combo ticket we bought that includes about 11 different attractions. We were able to attend about 4 or 5 this visit and this was by far my favorite. The people were very informative and the information...More
We just moved to Fredericksburg and wanted to learn more about its history. This tour was very good. The guide did a very good job of explaining the importance of The Rising Sun Tavern to the history of the town.
The only thing that would make this tour better is if it were still a working tavern. It served as an inn and a tavern dating back to Revolutionary War days. The historically dressed tour guides do a great job of explaining how inns and...More