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The Rising Sun Tavern

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Rising Sun Tavern General Admission Ticket
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Rising Sun Tavern General Admission Ticket
from $7.00*
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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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1304 Caroline St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3704
+1 540-371-1494
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Reviewed August 3, 2018

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

2  Thank Magdalena7301
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Loved loved loved this place! Our tour guide was fabulous. Her fun facts were very interesting. This is a must see if you are in the area.

1  Thank Gloria A
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

My visit was very pleasant. I liked how knowledgeable the staff was, very friendly. I think it's worth visiting and taking a tour. The 3 sites pass is the best deal.

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed June 26, 2018

I grew up in Fredericksburg and fondly remember a few trips to the Rising Sun Tavern. This time, I got to introduce it to my husband and daughter. We were not disappointed. the tour guides were wonderful and answered all of my daughter's questions. We...More

2  Thank Leslie S
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in Fredericksburg on the way to Williamsburg and so glad we found this great little museum! The two tour guides (Jillian and Abigail) did an excellent job - dressed in period clothing and “acting” their roles perfectly. They were both entertaining and informative....More

Thank hjhollier
Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

We were excited to see and tour the 3 places but found it being costly $7 per person for each one. Sending the day in DC and touring around without spending an dime was hard to put $126 for all of us to enjoy the...More

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Rising_Sun_Tavern, Front Office Manager at The Rising Sun Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2018

We are always looking for ways to improve. Please call our office at 540-373-5630 to discuss your experience. Thank you, Washington Heritage Museums

Reviewed May 27, 2018

The knowledge of the folks giving the tour is amazing. The gave us so much history and stories about the Inn and the artifacts with in it. Totally worth a visit. Like other historic places in town, you are not allowed to take pictures inside...More

Thank Dick S
Reviewed May 18, 2018

Learned a lot about colonial lodging (like multiple men shared a bed for the their stay). Fun place visit and learn a few things. The tour guides were in period dress and character tons of fun

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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting, informative tour guide. Good for adults, but probably not very interesting for children unless they love history.

Thank Deb C
Reviewed May 16, 2018

Interesting to hear so many things about how people traveled so long ago. Also how some of the things we say today were derived from events that happened back then. They are dressed in period costumes and talk about things as if you are a...More

Thank Kelly C
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September 18, 2016|
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Response from Rising_Sun_Tavern | Property representative |
We are a living history museum, and no longer serve daily refreshments.
April 26, 2015|
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Response from Rising_Sun_Tavern | Property representative |
Guided tours take 20-30 minutes, but can take longer as guests are encouraged to ask questions.