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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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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
Take this fun tour and you’ll learn about the perils of 18th century travel. Our guide, Ethan B., showed us that many “modern” expressions originated in colonial taverns including “Watch your Ps and Qs”. Recommended.
The tavern from the American Revolution time certainly has its touch. Can you imagine being totally isolated due to being female and having to keep your reputation (even when you travelled with family)? Can you imagine rules like "no more than 5 in one bed...More