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Washington Heritage Museums

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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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League of Most Interesting Gentlemen: The Science of Frankenstein

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, 1020 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, 22401
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$20.00

Veteran science educator, Dean Howarth, in recognition of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Mary Shelley, will use his collection of replica instruments to educate the audience to the real Frankenstein and his creator, and the macabre and bizarre experiments on which "he" was based. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for the general public. For the comfort and enjoyment of our guests, RSVPs are encouraged by purchasing tickets in advance on Facebook, or by going to www.WashingtonHeritageMuseums.org/calendar.…

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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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November 2018

John Frazer Night at the Rising Sun Tavern

November 24 @ 6:00 pm - November 25 @ 8:30 pm
Rising Sun Tavern, 1304 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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$10.00

Rising Sun Tavern Keeper John Frazer died on the property shortly after opening the business in the 1790’s – and some say he never left. Join us for a “spirited” candlelight tour highlighting the life of John Frazer and his alleged afterlife pranks! Thanks to Culpeper Paranormal Investigations, we have new and exciting information to share with you! Don’t miss this event! LIMITED AVAILABILITY ADMISSION. Timed tours are given each ½ hour. Tickets are $8 for members and $10 for…

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