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Rising Sun Tavern Museum
Rising Sun Tavern Museum
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Lat: 38.30678
Lon: -77.4618
Ele: 56 ft
Weather: ° and (more weather)
Virginia Virginia
Lat: 38.30678   |    Lon: -77.4618   |    Ele: 56 ft   |    Current weather: ° and (see monthly averages)
Virginia Virginia

A tavern that has not served food or drink since 1827, but that is now a museum with public tours.

George Washington's youngest brother, Charles Washington, built this establishment as his home in the 1760s. He lived in the home with his brother and visited him often for 20 years. He moved to a town in West Virginia in 1780 that is now called Charlestown after him. In 1792, the building was leased as a tavern called Golden Eagle. After various owners and various names, it was once again a private residence in 1830. The building was purchased by the association for the preservation of Virginia Antiquities who did structural repairs in the 1930s and extensive renovations in 1956. A large covered front porch was added in 1978. Today as a museum, the costumed tour guides take visitors through the tavern as if they just stepped off the coach or dismounted their horse. They will learn what people drank and ate at the time. It is said that it costed more to keep your horse behind the tavern than for a customer to sleep in one of the rooms overnight. Currently, the Rising Sun Tavern is owned by the Preservation of Virginia. Open Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm, and Sunday from 12 pm - 4 pm. Adults $7, Students (6 - 18) $3, 6 & under are free.

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