Tickets Still Available for the June 1st Crawl to Historic Fredericksburg

May 2016

Historic Christ Church & Museum (HCC&M) is planning a bus trip to Fredericksburg on Wednesday, June 1. Open to the public, volunteers, and museum members, the tour will visit the Hugh Mercer Apothecary, Rising Sun Tavern and the Mary Washington House, said HCC&M Education Director & Curator Robert Teagle.  

The Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop is an 18th-century building restored to interpret colonial medicine and the life of Dr. Hugh Mercer, who practiced in Fredericksburg in the 1760-70s. Attendees will learn how Mercer used leeches, snakeroots, lancets, crab claws and other remedies to treat colonial Virginians, including Mary Washington. 

Rising Sun Tavern was constructed ca. 1760 as a home for Charles Washington, youngest brother of George Washington; it opened as a tavern in 1792. Participants will learn about the critical role taverns played in the social and political life of colonial Virginia.

Purchased in 1772 by George Washington for his mother, the Mary Ball Washington House is a white frame house that includes a complex floor plan with refined interior woodwork; the site also features an 18th-century kitchen. Mary Ball Washington lived here the last seventeen years of her life.

This event is open the public and HCC&M members. The trip is by chartered bus and departs Historic Christ Church & Museum at 8:00 a.m., returning at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $65 and includes bus, admissions, lunch at the popular Brock’s Riverside Grill and treats on the bus. Seating is limited.

To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit http://christchurch1735.ticketleap.com/ or call 804-438-6855.