Today was Museum Day, so we got our free tickets to the Rising Sun Tavern where George Washington's youngest brother Charles lived.
Charles Washington eventually turned his home into a tavern (old-time Bed & Breakfast with bar). We received a lively tour from a tavern wench.
No indoor photography was allowed, so I only took outdoor pictures.
The gardens were beautiful. This arbor had grapes growing over top of it.
The kids were fascinated with the bird hotel.
Lots of fun exploring and running outside.
Ye Olde Outhouse (boy am I thankful for indoor plumbing!)
The tour guide/wench said that they were very concerned about pneumonia, which killed so many back then. As a precaution, they only offered baths during "bathing season," which took place July-August. And during bathing season, the tavern wench would be so kind as to change the bath water after only 3 people had used it. And since the bath was about the size of a wide 5-gallon bucket, I'm sure it was an unpleasant experience all around.
Where statesman lodged
The kids enjoyed it, especially the guided tour. We're glad we went. We have so much history around here that we're trying to slowly get through some of the battlefields and historic places, as we are able.