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Rising Sun Tavern

Rising Sun Tavern


Visitors are invited to see the tavern that was once originally home to Charles Washington. 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. A complete restoration took place in the 1930s, but much of the woodwork in the tavern is original.


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