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Fraunces Tavern Museum

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Address: 54 Pearl St, New York City, NY 10004-4300
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Great museum on top of the restaurant

Enjoyed the short movie and museum. It is a small area, but very well done. I liked the 3rd floor with all the paintings and flags. This is a great place to learn a little more... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the short movie and museum. It is a small area, but very well done. I liked the 3rd floor with all the paintings and flags. This is a great place to learn a little more history of our country and step back in time.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this building simply to see a piece of history, but we stayed for the good food! The restaurant is decorated in period furniture, although nothing is original to the building. The food is somewhat expensive but to be expected in a restaurant like this. If you enjoy Revolutionary War history then this needs to be on your list!

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a large museum, however, it is very well thought out. The early history of our country is quite fascinating and this was a very important place at a significant time in American history. Unfortunately, no paranormal sightings/occurrences to share.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a good hour or so perusing the displays. The tour guide was FABULOUS and made the history of the tavern come alive. I'm so glad we made time for the tour before our dinner downstairs. I highly recommend visiting here!

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Oakland, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In 1783, George Washington said his farewell to the troops here in this building. The person selling tickets when we visited was very knowledgeable and gave us a brief tour. The introductory video is well done and worth watching. Having recently read a fascinating book about Washington's New York spy network, it was a real treat to visit this museum... More 

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State College, PA
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

We enjoyed our visit to this small worthwhile museum where we could picture significant events of the 18th century taking place. I wish the ticket seller had advised us that there was an introductory video and a guided tour available. I think we would have benefited from watching the video before walking through the museum and trying to read long... More 

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Massapequa Park, New York
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Very interesting museum, which is a separate entity from the restaurant although you enter both through the front door. (The museum is upstairs.) You can tour the museum on your own or take a guided tour (just under an hour) -- check the website for times. One of the rooms is set up for Washington's farewell to his troops. How... More 

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

My fascination with FRAUNCES TAVERN began a few years ago when reading a book, that I know longer recall the name. In the book they talked about General George Washington saying good by to his troops at the tavern. So I looked it up to find that it was still open in NYC. The tavern found it self under my... More 

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Long Island, New York
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

A must see for any history buff and one of the true bargains in NYC, only $7 admission, $4 with student ID. You can go on a tour, but definitely enjoyable as a self-guided walk through. Highly recommend.

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PEI, Canada
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

We didn't know this museum existed, but had eaten at Fraunces tavern, and saw the sign for the museum upstairs. We were so glad we ventured upstairs - this is a fascinating spot, jam-packed with history. This was the actual setting for George Washington's farewell and for many gatherings which included Lafayette, Washington, Burr, and Hamilton. The artifacts on site... More 

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