Yesterday a girlfriend invited me to go with her to visit the Rising Sun Inn which is located nine miles north of Annapolis on Generals Highway. This historic building was built in 1753 and was given to the Anne Arundel Chapter of the Daughters of the Revolution (DAR) in 1916 by the then owner R. Thomas Williams with the understanding that it would be 'maintained as an historical spot and structure or museum'.
In 1980 the Anne Arundel Committee of the Maryland Historical Trust awarded DAR the Marjorie Murray Bridgeman Award for historical preservation in recognition of the Chapter's work in restoring and preserving the Rising Sun Inn. In 1985 the Rising Sun Inn was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Over the years the Inn has been used as a private residence and as a tavern where the small tap room remains intact. Inside the family of Jonas Green bequeathed a doll house replica of the Jonas Green House which is on display. Outside in the gardens you can find boxwoods which are believed to have been planted back in the Revolutionary period.
November 13, 2011, the day we visited, was the 100th anniverasary of the Anne Arundel Chapter of The Daughters of the Revolution. Tea and desserts were served and the Annapolis Town Crier was present to open the ceremonies.
The Rising Sun Inn is open for tours on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 1-4pm. Their address is 1090 General's Highway in Crownsville. You may also rent the building for small private parties