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The Rising Sun Tavern

Opens in 10 min: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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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 4 days ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank OldGuy1968
Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jackiepaddy
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank randall h
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the $7 charge to see the period actors explain what a tavern represented at the time of the Revolutionary War.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LMillsTravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice tour of the old tavern during the 1800's in Fredericksburg, Va. The tour showed the whole original tavern and what it looked like 150 yrs ago

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Preston F
Reviewed January 29, 2019

Fun tour of this interesting property. The guide stayed n character and provided lots of information

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sunnyjunket1
Reviewed January 27, 2019

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MarkLaurel
Reviewed November 14, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vacritter2000
Reviewed November 6, 2018

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank pught55
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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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.