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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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We went out of our way to see this and it was well worth it. The tavern gives you a real feel for life in the late 1700's to early 1800's. The tour guides , dressed in period attire, are very knowledgeable and provide a...More
Great quick stop of touring through the town. Be certain to check out their bar:)
GO TO THE VISITORS CENTER & BUY THE TIMELESS TICKET IF VISITING MORE THAN 3 PLACES IN TOWN! HUGE DEAL! See attached pics for the breakdown.
We purchase a multi-point 24 hour ticket at the Visitor’s Center. The Rising Sun Tavern was great to see because of the history we were given about what it started out as and what it had become. This is a great historical place to see.
Small restored colonial tavern was very interesting, especially due to our informative Tour Guide. Besides describing the rooms and history, she related how common terms (i.e. block head) of today came into being. Guide was very knowledgeable, and took her role (inn keeper) seriously.
It's a good trip to do with all ages especially when combined with the Mrs Washington and Apothecary sites. There is a discount package for all 3 buildings. We did all 3 in about 2 hours walking. They're close together. Guides present in a loop...More
This docent-led tour is continuous, meaning that you join the group in one of the four rooms and then remain with the tour guide until you have seen all the displayed areas of the tavern. Very informative with lots of information.