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Fraunces Tavern Museum

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Address: 54 Pearl St, New York City, NY 10004-4300
Phone Number: +1 212-425-1778
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For Washington!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came to the tavern due to historical values and the building was impressive and cosy. But I could hardly read the menu due to poor lighting. We ordered our food and later that night we're both ill as a result. Safe to say we will not be returning. Very very disappointed.

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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
Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

In addition to enjoying this place as a restaurant (which we did), the Fraunces Tavern is a great place of history as well. George Washington and several of his contemporaries dined here, and the place is just loaded with antique furniture, bar accoutrements, and more. I highly recommend that should you visit for the food, you also take 10-15 minutes... More 

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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.

Thank Jonathan R
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.

Thank CTManny
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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Amazing History so well displayed & with an accompanying video. It's here Washington farewelled his trips after the Revolution before he left for Mt Vernon & shortly after became the first President. The Museum gives a good understanding of the large part the building played in American history. There are a number of rooms to explore with different themes. Everything... More 

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Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

The history is amazing Small museum. Great tavern to eat and drink after taking in the history highly recommend

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