Fraunces Tavern Museum
Fraunces Tavern Museum
4.5
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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
How to get there
  • Whitehall St – South Ferry • 3 min walk
  • South Ferry • 3 min walk
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Farwriter
London, UK125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
A fascinating hidden gem which happened to be about 5 minutes from where I was staying. When I mentioned it to New Yorker friends some of them had never heard of it. It is apparently the oldest standing structure in New York City, originally built in 1719 (although later remodelled when it became a museum in 1907). It is still a tavern on the ground floor but upstairs there are 2 floors of displays, a lot of which relate to George Washington. He held a famous dinner there when saying farewell to his troops after the end of the war in 1783 so there is a recreation of the dining room, and also recreations of the Department for Foreign Affairs because the US government was partly based in this building when it moved to the city in 1785. Other displays relate to the history of the building itself, portrayals of Washington in popular culture, and regimental flags. Much bigger than I expected - I was in there over 2 hours so the $10 entry fee was very reasonable. It has been twice saved from demolition - thank goodness! - and is now an official landmark.
Written 27 February 2024
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ArmyguySGM2019
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Blast from the past , GW speech and many of America's founders visited this old tavern . Good place for military buffs and historians right of the the Sl ferry terminal
Written 12 June 2023
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orcasgal
Orcas Island, WA518 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
I really enjoyed this small museum. It is well signed and has interesting exhibits of the era it covers. The admission price is well worth it.
Written 4 February 2023
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Jennifer F
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We paid for a private tour, to make sure we got all of the information about George
Washington! Our docent was very knowledgeable and sweet. The museum is a hidden gem. We also had lunch at the tavern, which is absolutely beautiful. Be sure to have the chicken pot pie- George's favorite!
Written 18 July 2022
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Lucie B
Sainte-Julie, Canada29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Beautiful and full of historic glimpse. Superb cocktails ans impresive collection of Beers and Whiskeys. We had a wonderfull time. The bartenders were nice, helpful and entertaining.
Written 8 May 2022
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Jeff E
Pittsburgh, PA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Excellent small collection of Revolutionary War era George Washington-related artifacts. Excellent value.

I highly recommend having a drink or a meal at the tavern, as well.
Written 8 April 2022
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Fanny H
New York City, NY16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Family
Great experience for the whole family. We attended with two little ones and they enjoyed seeing all the historic drawings and the great dining hall. First time seeing swords and muskets.
Written 24 January 2022
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Elf
New York City, NY4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
It was really fascinating to be in a place of historical significance,Imagine walking around where G.Washington is located.it was really nice experience for me.

Please do not leave without trying the bar and restaurant at the entrance.:)))
it has a great atmosphere and lighting.

Thank you ...
Written 13 November 2021
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Michelle R
New York City, NY29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Great little museum. About 5 rooms - you can do it all in an hour if you breeze through museums, though my dad had to be kicked out when the museum closed after 3 hours in there! Interesting Revolutionary history and artifacts.
Written 18 October 2021
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Kelli
Keller, TX836 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
Upstairs from the restaurant is a nice little museum. Admission is inexpensive and there’s lots to see! It’s so neat to see period furniture and artifacts in a historic location rather than some sterile museum. I really enjoyed the exhibits here!
Written 22 August 2021
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