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Trip Planner: USA / Virginia / Fredericksburg / The Rising Sun Tavern
While not serving food or drink since 1827, the Rising Sun Tavern Museum provides a lively interpretation of Tavern life.Plan to visit The Rising Sun Tavern and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Fredericksburg attractions using our Fredericksburg online driving holiday planner.
George Washington’s youngest brother, Charles, built this landmark in 1760 as his private residence. The building became a tavern in 1792.
Today, the “tavern wenches” and male “indentured servants” entertain visitors as though they have just stepped off their coaches into colonial times.
The Rising Sun Tavern reviews
Built around 1760 by George Washington's younger brother Charles, the Rising Sun Tavern looks very much like it did 260 years ago. They were having an open house the day of our visit and served cider.... more
Built around 1760 by George Washington's younger brother Charles, the Rising Sun Tavern looks very much like it did 260 years ago. They were having an open house the day of our visit and served cider.... more »
From Colonial times to surviving the War Between the State, the building is well worth the visit. The docents are in period dress and did a great job of telling the story of the tavern.
From Colonial times to surviving the War Between the State, the building is well worth the visit. The docents are in period dress and did a great job of telling the story of the tavern. more »
Lots of history here, it wasn’t open when we were there but we walked around and read the signs.
A wonderful tour! Our guide brought history to life as she explained what the accommodations, food, and local customs were like in a colonial tavern. Of particular interest was the origin of various sayings like "double fisted drinker". Not to be missed!
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