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Rising Sun Tavern

Built by Charles Washington around 1760 as his home, this frame building became a tavern in 1792, operating in the bustling town of Fredericksburg. The Tap Room features a reconstructed bar cage and fine collection of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century English and American pewter. Another spacious room provided a space for meetings and private dinners by patrons of the tavern. "Tavern Wenches" provide visitors with a lively interpretation of eighteenth-century tavern life. The tavern is filled with period furnishings and stories of early life in Fredericksburg. Open daily except some holidays. Adults $7, children/youth $3. 6 and under free.

Washington Heritage Museums offers a discounted “Heritage Pass” which is good for admission to Hugh Mercer Apothecary, Mary Washington House, and Rising Sun Tavern for one month. The pricing for that is: Adults: $15.00, Children 6-18: $7.00

Additional Info

  • Address: 1304 Caroline St.
  • City: Fredericksburg
  • Phone: 540-371-1494

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