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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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Small but worthwhile museum

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... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
State College, PA
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State College, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank DT25
Massapequa Park, New York
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Sandy317
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank vicarioustraveler27
Long Island, New York
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank RaspberryMojito
PEI, Canada
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71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

3 Thank KidsintowPEI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Wow loved this place for its great beer menu and fab cocktails ! The post revolution history and fab interior makes it a great drink and dinner haunt for lower Manhattan!

Thank Daniel W
Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Really tasty filling food with a huge selection of craft beers. Run by the Porterhouse company from Dublin, Ireland it was a welcoming and hearty meal. Decent service also. The one drawback was the food was more expensive then in some other similar places. I guess you pay for the location and the experience!

Thank JTPDoyle
Lake Forest, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We were so surprised by the rich history and art work in this gem of a museum in the heart of the financial district. Large collection of the American Revolution art work. Beautiful pieces. Also the rooms were really cool. Especially the beautiful wall paper and the story behind it - I won't tell the secret! Check the museum opening... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

really a terrific little "pocket museum" . The greatest thing is standing in the room where Washington addressed his officers for the last time. Very daunting and special. Very real. The museum also highlights the nature of the New York waterfront and the special status it had in the early history. Not crowded .not rushed. I suggest our plan-- a... More 

Thank sonnienegroso
Spokane, Washington
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

It was a rainy Sunday during our trip, raining sideways and ice all over the ground... So we ducked into Fraunces and had a great day, yup you heard me, day. We started in the tavern, wine, cheese platter and spiced hot rum... yum. Then at 1:00 we headed upstairs for the guided tour, I totally recommend the tour as... More 

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