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Washington Heritage Museums

(540) 373-5630|https://www.washingtonheritagemuseums.org

Upcoming Events

June 2018

History Camp

June 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until June 29, 2018

Fredericksburg, United States + Google Map
$135

Children 8-12 will enjoy this fun week-long day camp which rotates between the following sites: Mary Washington House, Kenmore, Rising Sun Tavern, Ferry Farm & Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop. They'll explore history in the very places it was created! They'll learn colonial crafts, history, and customs with hands-on activities. Sponsored by The George Washington Foundation & Washington Heritage Museums. Cost: $135 per child, includes a light snack each day and a picnic on Friday, June 29th. For rising 3rd through…

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Games in the Garden!

June 30 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mary Washington House, 1200 Charles Street
Fredericksburg, 22401
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Stop by and enjoy games as they were in the 18th century! Some we don't hear much about today and others we know by different names. Members of the Rappahannock Colonial Heritage Society will be on hand to engage you.

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July 2018

Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence

July 4 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:00pm, repeating indefinitely

Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, 1020 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, 22401
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Free

Join Washington Heritage Museums on the steps of the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop as we celebrate our independence! There will be a live reading of the Declaration of Independence at 1 PM and again at 3 PM.

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Federal Tavern Night at the Rising Sun Tavern

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rising Sun Tavern, 1304 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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$25.00

Did you know Taverns played a significant role in early elections? Taste some of the beverages 18th century tavern guests would have imbibed, and learn more about the origins of “treating” your fellows. With 18th century hosts, this is an event you won’t want to miss. Admission 21+ Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for the general public. For the comfort and enjoyment of our guests, RSVP's are encouraged by purchasing tickets in advance. Tickets can be purchased on…

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October 2018

St. James’ House Fall Opening

October 1 @ 1:00 pm - October 6 @ 4:00 pm
St. James’ House, 1300 Charles St.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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$5.00

St. James’ House at 1300 Charles St. in Fredericksburg, Va., is open to the public for tours only two weeks a year; Virginia's Garden Week in April, and a week in the fall. The house is named after James Mercer, a longtime family friend of the Washington family, and the lawyer who wrote Mary Washington's will. While the origin of the name "St. James" is not completely known, it's thought to have been a practical joke between James and his…

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A Toast to History at the Rising Sun Tavern

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rising Sun Tavern, 1304 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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$25.00

Enjoy 18th century alcoholic beverages as they would have been served in times past. Despite losing our tavern license in the 1830's, we invite you to join us at the Rising Sun Tavern for a special night of 18th century tastings and conversation on 18th century beverages. We will have several samples, light refreshments, and non-alcoholic 18th century drinks to partake in as well. This is a rare opportunity. We hope you'll attend and bring your friends! Call us TODAY!…

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