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Rising Sun Tavern General Admission Ticket

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    Visit: The Rising Sun Tavern, 1304 Caroline St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3704

    Charles Washington, George Washington's youngest brother, built this landmark in the 1760's as his private residence. After being sold outside the Washington family, the building was leased as a tavern in 1792. Operating as a stopover for travelers for 35 years in the bustling town of Fredericksburg, it was a popular diversion for travelers and locals alike.

    Today, costumed guides entertain visitors as though they have just stepped off their coaches into the late 18th-century life. See how bygone visitors slept, learn what they ate and drank, and immerse yourself in the now eccentric customs of historic travel and lodgings. The original 18th-century structure contains period furniture and artifacts.

    The museum, one of the Washington Heritage Museums, is just a short walk from its other three sites: the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, Mary Washington House, and St. James' House.
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    Departure Point
    1304 Caroline St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
    Departure Time

    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

    • Entry/Admission - The Rising Sun Tavern
    • Surcharged special events (if applicable)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Everyone needs a ticket for entry
    • Voucher can be redeemed at the Ticketing Desk
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
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    A well constructed recreation of the tavern that existed in the structure. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable (almost to a fault because the tour was a bit long and no where to sit) and they have some really cool artifacts, like the original tavern operating license.
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    I enjoyed this little tour. I had a few hours to visit Fredricksburg and I am so glad I visited this tavern. I learned very much about the history of Fredricksburg and colonial taverns in general. The main floor of the building was with excellent tour guides. They explained the
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    It was an ok visit it was very interesting but I would go again so I gave it a 3/5 but it was fun! -Marz
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