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Revealing the Route – The Rising Sun Inn

November 16, 2023
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Grab your grog and powder your wig – we’re talking about taverns!

Taverns were more than a place to grab a drink in colonial America. They were critical sources of comfort and care for travelers. Including two armies traveling toward a turning point in history…

Join us to explore the Rising Sun Inn, a colonial era tavern in Crownsville, Maryland. This site saw the American and French armies’ march to Yorktown in 1781. But a walk through its halls can reveal more than that! A Rising Sun Inn docent will take you on a virtual tour of the tavern. Along the way, they will shed light on the tavern’s importance during the American Revolution.

“Revealing the Route” is a FREE virtual series sponsored by the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail. Join us each month to explore this historic route used by American and French armies during the American Revolution.

Each session features a special speaker or historic site on the trail. So come along! And discover the lesser-known people and places that carried America to independence!

To register or to request accessibility accommodations, please contact Trail Administrator Johnny Carawan by email at johnny_carawan@nps.gov

Registration closes at 4pm on November 16th, with link for lecture being sent via email at 4:10pm.

Upcoming Sessions:
Thursday, December 21, 2024 @ 6 pm: Iris de Rode, A Revolutionary Christmas

Thursday, January 18, 2024 @ 6 pm: Holly Mayer, Camp Followers in the Revolutionary War

Thursday, February 15, 2024 @ 6 pm: Wade Catts, Digging into the Past: Battlefield Archaeology

Thursday, March 21, 2024 @ 6 pm: Larrie Ferreiro, Spain and the Road to Yorktown

Thursday, April 18, 2024 @ 6 pm: Robert Selig, Revolutionary War Military Burials

Thursday, May 16, 2024 @ 6 pm: Explore the Joseph Webb House,

Learn more about the National Historic Trail by visiting www.nps.gov/waro.


Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail