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The Rising Sun Tavern

1304 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3704
+1 540-371-1494
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1304 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3704
+1 540-371-1494

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built by Charles Washington, George's younger brother, in the 1760s, this place screams authenticity. Costumed and very knowledgeable guides will open your eyes to the sometimes shocking realities of colonial American inns and taverns. The truth that's often ignored or glossed over in books and...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my grandsons, 12 and 9, here as part of our day in Historic Fredericksburg. I enjoyed not only seeing the furniture and decor but also learning about travel and dining behavior in olden times. I read historical fiction quite a bit but seeing...More

Thank Marcia C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great guided tour. Learn about travel in Colonial times. Thank goodness we don't have to spend the night like our Colonial ancestors had to endure.

Thank PattieC757
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fun place to see. The staff is very friendly. It's an old tavern, a little short on the tour. But fun.

Thank stcyfol
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This should be part of your visit to Fredericksburg. Walk where the founding fathers ate and drank, where they expressed their views. A museum in itself.

Thank richlee1975
Reviewed August 17, 2017

This site will give you an idea of travelling taverns in the 1700-1800's. I would say I believed everything that was said, but who knows unless you look it all up. No myth that they slept many to a room.

Thank Susan B
Reviewed June 20, 2017

If you can stomach the stream of lies and myths that the tour guides pass off as historical facts, then it's a nice building to walk through and look at, but almost NOTHING they told us on the tour was historically accurate, which is a...More

5  Thank Anna H
Reviewed June 20, 2017 via mobile

Great tour from a most friendly and informed tavern wench (her words not mine). Well worth a visit although maybe not such a good place in 1780. Depends upon who you are sharing your bed with I suppose.

Thank maculafailte
Reviewed June 20, 2017

I had NO idea how a tavern was run and what the rooming conditions would be and how certain terms we use now have come to be. A true Gem....solos, couples, families, and kids all will enjoy. The small entrance fee is well worth the...More

Thank foodpig
Reviewed May 29, 2017

We learned a lot from the tour, which surprised us since we've visited a number of early American historical sites. Go to this one!

Thank summersailor1
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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.