Historic Site

Sentry Box

133 Caroline St.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
United States

Brothers-in-arms and brothers-in-law George Weedon and Hugh Mercer purchased land on what is now Caroline Street in Fredericksburg, VA. After the American Revolution, Weedon built what is known today as the “Sentry Box,” a large two-story building that drew from Federal, Georgian, Greek Revival, and Colonial Revival architecture on the property. During the Civil War, the house witnessed the Battle of Fredericksburg in late 1862.