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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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11:00 - 17:00
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Nice excursion from the icy rain! Or just a day of fun.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Marc G
Spokane, Washington
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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Marc G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 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.

Thank Rebecca S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

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?

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 

Thank Suzanne B
Adelaide, Australia
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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!

Thank Enhan
Cincinnati, Ohio
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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.

Thank Larry M
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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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.

Thank CTManny

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