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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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+1 212-425-1778
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11:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 17:00
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Post brunch tour

We checked out the museum after enjoying jazz brunch. We missed the guided tour, but enjoyed walking around all the same. For the $7 admission, we saw a video and were able to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Rebecca S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We checked out the museum after enjoying jazz brunch. We missed the guided tour, but enjoyed walking around all the same. For the $7 admission, we saw a video and were able to tour several revolutionary war collections. Would highly recommend as a stand alone tour or along with some food and drink.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a history lover's dream. I would recommend reading up on the history of Fraunces Tavern before visiting. The long room is pretty impactful when you realize you are standing in the same place Washington did while celebrating victory over Britain. The Sons of Liberty met here in secret. How cool is that?

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Thank simmons0317
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

What a great little museum! It is definitely worth a visit. There is a short video prior to going into the museum which provides a nice overview of the history of the Fraunces Tavern. The rooms are interesting, and we particularly enjoyed the paintings (lots of Washington pictures!!). The flag room was interesting, and there is a room that also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Situated in the Financial District it is just a short walk from Wall St, head down Broad St and it will be on the corner at Pearl St. I had this on the radar before we left for the USA and glad I made the effort to visit. The entry fee was reasonable and the exhibits good and I certainly... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

You could still visit this museum without eating at the restaurant. Again, small and specific! Well, it might not be as huge as other museums in NYC, but if you prefer smaller, unique, and specialised museum; this is the one!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

For seniors, it was only $4, and it was more interesting than I expected. The flag room was excellent, and the paintings of Revolutionary War scenes as well. Of course, the George Washington connections are the major attraction. The story of "Black Sam" Fraunces is interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This museum is on the 2nd and 3rd floors of Fraunces Tavern, which still operates as a Bar/Restaurant. (Tip: eat there first, and walk it off upstairs.) Climb the same staircase as George Washington! Enter through the restaurant, and ask the hostess for the museum. Admission: $7 per adult; the display rooms are the actual places that important GWashington scenarios... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

After eating or drinking at Fraunces Tavern, it's only natural to head upstairs to the Fraunces Tavern Museum. The museum is small, but has several upper-floor rooms worth seeing as they recreate nicely the look and feel of a Colonial/Revolutionary War tavern. And it's a genuinely historic site of significance in New York and American history.

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Some great history here for sure, but the Museum Hack tour is not the best. Young employees explain some fascinating history with goofy team scavenger hunt that is not terribly stimulating. Better to just wander around on your own.

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Valhalla, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This was a meeting place for the Sons of Liberty and is famous as the site where George Washington gave his farewell address to his officers at the end of the Revolutionary War, The highlight is the room where he gave the speech which is done up like it was during that time period. There not sure of the whole... More 

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