Sunday, March 27, 2016

Fwd: Photos at the Rising Sun Tavern in Fredericksburg

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From: Kenneth Traveller <>
Date: Sun, Mar 27, 2016 at 2:44 PM
Subject: Photos at the Rising Sun Tavern in Fredericksburg
To: Arla Gibbons <>

We also visited the Rising Sun Tavern last Monday.

The Rising Sun Tavern was build by George Washington's younger brother Charles in 1760 as his home.  In 1792 it became a tavern, operating as a stop over for travelers in Fredericksburg. The colonial-era tavern provided lodging and food for people who were traveling much like a hotel does today. It was a popular stop for many, including James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, George Mason and John Paul Jones. It was also the site of George Washington's great reception after the Battle of Yorktown.

Note how low the door openings are.
The last two photos are the Elders doing humanitarian work at the Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center.

Ken Traveller

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