1304 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia
March - October
Monday-Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 12noon - 4pm
November - February
Monday-Saturday 11am - 4pm
Sunday 12 noon - 4pm
Closed: Thanksgiving Day, December 24-25, 31 and January 1
Adults - $5 Children 6-18 - $2 Children under 6 - free
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Built by George Washington's younger brother Charles around 1760 as his home, this frame building became a tavern in 1792, operating as a stopover for travelers in the bustling town of Fredericksburg.
Preservation Virginia acquired Rising Sun Tavern in 1907. A complete restoration took place in the 1950s. Much of the woodwork in the tavern is original.
The building is now owned operated as a museum by Washington Heritage Museums which received the building as a gift from Preservation Virginia on January 3, 2013.
Visitors to the site will experience a colorful introduction to eighteenth-century tavern life through a lively tour of the tavern. Costumed interpreters tell of a typical stay for upper, middling, & lower classes at a tavern in Colonial times.
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