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The Rising Sun Tavern, Fredericksburg

Categories: History Museums, Historic Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web
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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  • It was so exciting to see an original building from the 1700s! Wonderful tour of first floor and an interesting self-guided tour of the rooms upstairs. My daughter and I really enjoyed our visit and I...  read more »
  • What a great place to visit. My husband and I were greeted as we entered by Abby who explained all the rooms on the main floor. What a knowledgeable young lady. Not only did she give us the history of...  read more »
  • Best tour of what early America was like with hotels and travel. Every time we had people visit this our first choice. It only takes about 45 minutes but is a nice educational tour of the types and le...  read more »
  • Fun historical tour with lots of humor
  • Continuing on the occasional trips to historic sites in the Washington DC area and not too far beyond, we drove to Frederick and went to the Rising Sun Tavern. What an interesting site. The tour was great and our guide really brought to life what it was like to live in the 18th century and, even more interestingly, what it was like to travel in the 18th century. I am really glad that I live in an age where there are more amenities when you travel. Nonetheless, I loved stepping back in time and imagining what it would have been like to be living at the time of the American Revolution. Definitely one of the more interesting historical sites that I have been to. I recommend going! The guided tour was fantastic.
  • Fun and entertaining tour...You get to learn the origination if many customs and phrases like"right side up"and where bowling came from.
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  • Really neat to see
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