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Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop

Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop In addition to being a medicine and pharmacy museum, the apothecary is also a museum of military and political affairs Learn about the medical practices of the 1700s, including what was used for aspirin, how to soothe a sore throat, or why...

The Fredericksburg Area Museum/ Market Square

The Fredericksburg Area Museum Learn about the history of the city of Fredericksburg and its development from a colonial to a modern city Learn about the history of Market Square and how it is still an important venue in the city of Fredericksburg Permanent...

Mary Washington House

Mary Washington House Mary Washington lived in this house for the last 17 years of her life “The President-to-be came to this home to receive his mother’s blessing before attending his inauguration in 1789.” Learn about the culture of Mary Washington’s time and...

Rising Sun Tavern

Rising Sun Tavern Authentic colonial tavern including much of the original woodwork Visitors are able to view the taproom, private dining room, and public and private accommodations of the tavern Learn about the origins of such phrases as “Bottom’s Up” or about the...

James Monroe Museum

James Monroe Museum “The Monroes were the first family to live in the newly rebuilt White House following the War of 1812.” The family established the style of living that still exists in the White House today Visitors have the opportunity to see some of the...

Kenmore Plantation

Kenmore Plantation The only buildings to survive from this originally 1300 acre plantation are the main building and a store near the river The Lewises, their four children, and 80 slaves lived on this plantation The plantation got its name from the Gordon family, who...