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Exterior angle of Rising Sun Tavern

photo by: Tess Shebaylo, Flickr

Rising Sun Tavern

  • Address 1304 Caroline St.
    Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
  • Hours
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  • Phone 640-371-1494

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Built by Charles Washington, George Washington's younger brother, around 1760 to be his home, this frame building became a tavern in 1792 in the bustling city of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Purchased by the Wallace family, it operated as a tavern for 35 years as a stopover for travelers. Preservation Virginia acquired the tavern in 1907 and completed a full restoration of the building in 1930s, and much of its original woodwork survives to this day. Rising Sun Tavern is now owned and operated by Washington Heritage Museums.

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