Fraunces Tavern Museum

History Museum
Financial District, New York
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  • Museum of American Finance
    "... to assassinate George Washington, who was staying at Fraunces Tavern at the..."(7 Tips)
    Aubrey G.
    "$4 admission with student ID."(5 Tips)
    NYHistory
    "where George Washington bade farewell"(4 Tips)
    Fare Buzz
    "Fraunces Tavern had quite a roll in the American Revolution"(2 Tips)
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  • Dylan P.
    Dylan PereraMay 30, 2015
    It's a historic location in American history
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhFebruary 22, 2015
    This place is full of history! Its nice to see where some of America's finest used to hang out back in the day!
  • Sweta M.
    Sweta MohapatraNovember 14, 2014
    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
  • Adam A.
    Adam AverayOctober 20, 2014
    I might sound uncultured, but for $7 each it wasn't all that impressive...just stick to the bar downstairs
  • 6sqft
    6sqftSeptember 18, 2014
    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... Read more
  • James C.
    James CAugust 8, 2014
    Small but really informative museum that is as historic as it comes with American history. Totally worth it.
  • AJ K.
    AJ KennedyNovember 9, 2013
    Have time to drink here. 7 rooms 200 whiskey, brews...
  • David W.
    David WoodOctober 2, 2013
    Great oysters
  • Steena W.
    Steena WangSeptember 5, 2013
    $7 normal admission.
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkJune 28, 2013
    The 18th-century pub where sailors and patriots once got drunk is no longer—it was restored in the early 1900s—but this restaurant and museum is chock-full of history. Read more
  • Justin H.
    Justin HutchApril 24, 2013
    Check out the whisky fest 2013 specials
  • Lauralee H.
    Lauralee HiseAugust 8, 2012
    Enjoyed it!
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesJuly 30, 2012
    You can check out George Washington's teeth and hair at the site where he said farewell to his troops.
  • NYHistory
    NYHistoryJuly 24, 2012
    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.
  • Museum of American Finance
    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 Read more
  • NYC-ARTS
    NYC-ARTSJuly 2, 2012
    Be sure to see the Flash of Color exhibit: on display are over 200 flags owned by the Sons of the Revolution. Read more
  • Washington Square Hotel
    Built in 1719, Fraunces Tavern is one of the last surviving buildings from early New York. It played a significant role in pre and post-Revolutionary activities.
  • NYHistory
    NYHistoryFebruary 22, 2012
    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.
  • Andrew !
    Andrew !January 19, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the slider sampler (chix, cheese burger & crab cake) at the bar... It's like sex in 3 little portions
  • MetroFocus
    MetroFocusJanuary 18, 2012
    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 Read more
  • Aubrey G.
    Aubrey GoodenJanuary 13, 2012
    $4 admission with student ID.
  • Drunken History
    Drunken HistoryDecember 13, 2011
    Some places we go to should be museums....this one is. George Washington gave his resignation speech to his soldiers here!!! Stop in and drink in the same place as our nations founder!!!
  • THIRTEEN
    THIRTEENNovember 25, 2011
    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.
  • Fare Buzz
    Fare BuzzOctober 10, 2011
    Built in 1671, Fraunces Tavern had quite a roll in the American Revolution, and is thought to be the oldest surviving building in Manhattan.
  • nycgo
    nycgoSeptember 23, 2011
    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. Read more
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    IWalked Audio ToursSeptember 2, 2011
    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 Read more
  • Urban Oyster
    Urban OysterJuly 18, 2011
    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!
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