Fraunces Tavern Museum

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54 Pearl St (Broad St)
New York, NY 10004
(212) 425-1778
History Museum
Hours
Mon–Sun: Noon–5:00 PM

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  • The site of George Washington's farewell to his officers in 1783 is Manhattan's oldest surviving structure. Fraunces Tavern is New York's only museum dedicated to American Revolutionary War history.
  • You can check out George Washington's teeth and hair at the site where he said farewell to his troops.
  • The 18th-century pub where sailors and patriots once got drunk is no longerit was restored in the early 1900sbut this restaurant and museum is chock-full of history.
  • THIRTEEN members receive 2-for-1 admission to this museum, where George Washington said farewell to his officers at the close of the America Revolution.
  • Constructed in 1719 of yellow brick imported from Holland. Originally named the Queen's Head tavern in an open jab at the British monarchy during the Revolution. Learn more about the site via our blog
  • Both British officers and the Sons of Liberty were regulars at Fraunces Tavern during the American Revolution. Closeted patriot owner Samuel Fraunces would later become Washington's steward.
  • Inside the museum, try and find the relics of George Washington on display, including a lock of his hair, one of his teeth (a real one, not a wooden one), and a splinter chipped from his coffin!
  • After changing hands and purposes countless times, this site can be a handful to preserve and maintain in a constantly changing city. Exec. director Jessica Baldwin Phillips explains what it's like...
  • Check out the whisky fest 2013 specials
  • Established in 1719, Fraunces Tavern was the site of initial meetings of the Chamber of Commerce and Sons of Liberty in 1768. It is also where George Washington bade farewell to his officers in 1783.
  • In 1776, a soldier named Thomas Hickey attempted to assassinate George Washington, who was staying at Fraunces Tavern at the time. Let's be glad he failed! Learn more at the MoAF at 48 Wall St
  • Spend your President's Day at Fraunces Tavern Museum for only $1 admission! Check out MetroFocus for other discounted admission days offered by museums throughout the city
  • It's a historic location in American history
  • This place is full of history! Its nice to see where some of America's finest used to hang out back in the day!
  • This is a pretty fast museum to get through, but take a guided tour if you can. Avoid the restaurant, it's pricey and not very good food wise
  • I might sound uncultured, but for $7 each it wasn't all that impressive...just stick to the bar downstairs
  • Small but really informative museum that is as historic as it comes with American history. Totally worth it.
  • Have time to drink here. 7 rooms 200 whiskey, brews...
  • Great oysters
  • $7 normal admission.