Fraunces Tavern® Museum

54 Pearl St
New York NY  10004

Phone: (212) 425-1778

Fraunces Tavern® Museum

Fraunces Tavern Museum is a survivor of the early days of New York City. Now registered as a National Historic Landmark with the United States National Park Service, the building was originally built in 1719 as an elegant residence for the merchant Stephan Delancey and his family. In 1762, the home was purchased by tavern-keeper Samuel Fraunces, who transformed it into one of the most popular meeting places of the day. Though it is best known as the site where Washington gave his farewell address to the officers of the Continental Army, in 1783, the tavern also played a significant role in pre– and post-Revolutionary activities. After the war, when New York was the Nation‘s first capi-tal, the tavern was host to the new government‘s offices of the Departments of War, Treasury and Foreign Affairs.

In 1904, the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York purchased the tavern and hired preservation architect William Mersereau to restore the building to its colonial appearance. Fraunces Tavern® Museum opened to the public in 1907.

Today, the museum complex includes four 19th century buildings in addition to the 18th century Fraunces Tavern building. For over one hundred years, Fraunces Tavern Museum has stood as an historic beacon to this city‘s always changing landscapes and hopes to continue doing so for many years to come.

Where George Washington tearfully bade farewell to his officers on December 4th, 1783.

Adult (18+): $7.00
Seniors (65+): $4.00
Students (w/ proof of ID): $4.00
Children (6-18): $4.00
Children (under 5): FREE
Active Military (w/ proof of ID): FREE

Fraunces Tavern® Museum's mission is to educate the public about New York City history as it relates to Colonial America, the Revolutionary War, and the Early Republic. This mission is fulfilled through the preservation and interpretation of the Museum'

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Categories: History Museum

Hours

Mon: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm



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Past Events

The Creation of the Nation’s Ideals during the Revolutionary Era

The Creation of the Nation’s Ideals during the Revolutionary Era
06:30 pm - 11/08/2018

At Fraunces Tavern® Museum

American Honor: The Creation of the Nation’s Ideals during the Revolutionary Era Presented by Craig Bruce Smith* In this lecture, Smith reveals how the American...

From Revolution to Nation: Creating a Sovereign People

From Revolution to Nation: Creating a Sovereign People
06:30 pm - 09/06/2018

At Fraunces Tavern® Museum

From Revolution to Nation: Creating a Sovereign People Presented by Carol Berkin* Berkin takes a look at the challenges faced in the first decade of the federal...

Evening Lecture: Lost British Forts of Long Island

Evening Lecture: Lost British Forts of Long Island
06:30 pm - 08/23/2018

At Fraunces Tavern® Museum

Lost British Forts of Long Island Presented by David Griffin* When the Revolutionary War broke out and New York City had fallen in 1776, the British forces developed...

Evening Lecture: Choosing Sides in the American Revolution

Evening Lecture: Choosing Sides in the American Revolution
06:30 pm - 07/19/2018

At Fraunces Tavern® Museum

Nathan Hale and Moses Dunbar: Choosing Sides in the American Revolution Presented by Virginia Anderson* Nathan Hale, hanged as a spy by the British, is remembered...

The American Revolution: Dawn of Independence

The American Revolution: Dawn of Independence
06:00 am - 07/04/2018

At Fraunces Tavern® Museum

The American Revolution: Dawn of Independence Before the hustle and bustle of July 4th festivities in the city begin, come and enjoy a special patrioitc tour in...

Walking Tour: A Toast to History: Independence Eve

Walking Tour: A Toast to History: Independence Eve
06:30 pm - 06/29/2018

At Fraunces Tavern® Museum

Lift your glass and toast to America’s independence on this two-hour evening walking tour of Revolutionary War history with Ellen Baird. Designed for novices and...

Benjamin Lay and the Origins of American Abolitionism

Benjamin Lay and the Origins of American Abolitionism
06:30 pm - 06/28/2018

At Fraunces Tavern® Museum

Evening Lecture Benjamin Lay and the Origins of American Abolitionism Presented by Marcus Rediker* Rediker explores the life of Benjamin Lay, the Quaker dwarf...

Night at the Museums

Night at the Museums
04:00 pm - 06/19/2018

At Fraunces Tavern® Museum

Spend a summer evening visiting the 15 excitingly diverse museums and historic sites in Lower Manhattan — all for free! Learn about New York City’s history,...

Glass Armonica Concert

Glass Armonica Concert
02:00 pm - 06/16/2018

At Fraunces Tavern® Museum

Performed by Dean Shostak Enjoy a unique concert that invokes the spirit and time of the American Revolution through a selection of 18th-century music performed...

Flag Day Parade

Flag Day Parade
12:00 pm - 06/14/2018

At Fraunces Tavern® Museum

Hosted by the Sons of the Revolution℠ in the State of New York, Inc. 12:00pm - Parade Begins (City Hall Steps) 12:30pm - Flag Day Ceremony (in front of Fraunces...

Evening Lecture: Scars of Independence

Evening Lecture: Scars of Independence
06:30 pm - 05/10/2018

At Fraunces Tavern® Museum

Scars of Independence Presented by Holger Hoock* Although the American Revolution is often portrayed as an orderly, restrained rebellion, with brave patriots defending...

Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award Presentation & Dinner

Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award Presentation & Dinner
06:30 pm - 04/23/2018

At Fraunces Tavern® Museum

The Battles of Lexington and Concord Dinner & Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award Presentation Hosted by the Sons of the RevolutionSM℠ in the State of New York,...

Walking Tour: A Rebellious Brew: New York's Tea Party of 1774

Walking Tour: A Rebellious Brew: New York's Tea Party of 1774
11:00 am - 04/21/2018

At Fraunces Tavern® Museum

Boston was not the only Colonial city to have its own ‘tea party’ in revolutionary times. Many seaport cities, including New York, had their own rebellions. Join...

Evening Lecture: Thomas Jefferson- Revolutionary

Evening Lecture: Thomas Jefferson- Revolutionary
06:30 pm - 04/19/2018

At Fraunces Tavern® Museum

Thomas Jefferson-Revolutionary: A Radical's Struggle to Remake America Presented by Kevin R.C. Gutzman* In this lecture, Gutzman argues that Thomas Jefferson should...

Book Club Meeting

Book Club Meeting
06:00 pm - 04/10/2018

At Fraunces Tavern® Museum

Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge By Erica Armstrong Dunbar* Hosted by Executive Director Jessica B. Phillips A...

Dunmore’s War: Last Conflict of America’s Colonial Era

Dunmore’s War: Last Conflict of America’s Colonial Era
06:30 pm - 12/07/2017

At Fraunces Tavern® Museum

Evening Lecture Presented by Glenn Williams Learn about the causes, course, and conduct of the last Native American war before the American War for Independence....

Washington's Farewell

Washington's Farewell
11:00 am - 12/03/2017

At Fraunces Tavern® Museum

To commemorate Washington’s emotional farewell to his Officers that took place in the Long Room on December 4, 1783, a special reenactment of the farewell will...

Evacuation Day Walking Tour

Evacuation Day Walking Tour
11:00 am - 11/25/2017

At Fraunces Tavern® Museum

New York City was occupied by the British for over seven years during the Revolutionary War. On November 25, 1783, the British filed onto their ships to leave for...

The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn: An Untold Story from the American Re

The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn: An Untold Story from the American Re
06:30 pm - 11/20/2017

At Fraunces Tavern® Museum

The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn: An Untold Story from the American Revolution A Lecture by Robert Watson Moored off the coast of Brooklyn until the end of the war, the...

Rivals Unto Death: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr

Rivals Unto Death: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr
06:30 pm - 11/02/2017

At Fraunces Tavern® Museum

Evening Lecture Presented by Rick Beyer Trace the thirty-year rivalry between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr that ended in their deadly encounter in Weehawken-...

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