The Rising Sun Tavern, Fredericksburg

4.7
#1 of 8 in Museums in Fredericksburg
While not serving food or drink since 1827, the Rising Sun Tavern Museum provides a lively interpretation of Tavern life.

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.
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 eatin...  more »
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  • Enjoyed stepping back in time and getting a history lesson. Our tour guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable
  • Incredible. We are so lucky to have all of this history still preserved and so loved in the city. Fascinating social history presentation, wonderfully presented and with Passion for a very small fee. If you're like me and having been since you were young go again and expect to go often.

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