Revolutionary War New York Nighttime
Thursday, July 4th from 3am – 7am
For the 11th year in a row, join veteran guide James
S. Kaplan & learn little known facts about important
Revolutionary War heroes, some of which are buried
in Lower Manhattan. Watching the early morning sun
rise from Trinity Church, you’ll be fascinated
to discover just how pivotal New York City was throughout
the war for independence.
Walking Tour Tickets are $20/$15 for Members & must
be purchased in advance here.
Once your tickets have been purchased, you will be
emailed a confirmation receipt & the starting
location of the tour.
About the Museum
Fraunces Tavern Museum is a survivor of the early days
of New York City. It was built in 1719 as an elegant residence
for the merchant Stephan Delancey and his family. In 1762,
the home was purchased by tavern-keeper Samuel Fraunces,
who turned it into one of the most popular taverns of the
day. Though it is best known as the site where Washington
gave his farewell address to the officers of the Continental
Army, in 1783, the tavern also played a significant role
in pre-Revolutionary activities. After the war, when New
York was the nation’s first capital, the tavern was
rented to the new government to house the offices of the
Departments of War, Treasury and Foreign Affairs.
In 1904, the Sons
of the Revolution in the State of New York purchased
the tavern and hired preservation architect William Mersereau
to return the building to its colonial appearance. Fraunces
Tavern® Museum opened to the public in 1907. Today,
the museum complex includes four 19th century buildings
in addition to the 18th century Fraunces Tavern building.
Fraunces Tavern® Museum’s mission is to educate
the public about New York City history as it relates to
Colonial America, the Revolutionary War, and the Early
Republic. This mission is fulfilled through the preservation
and interpretation of the Museum’s landmarked 1719
building along with varied exhibitions of art and artifacts
as they relate to the historic site.
Fraunces Tavern® Museum is located at 54 Pearl Street,
Manhattan. The Museum is open seven days a week, 12pm – 5pm.
Admission: $7.00 general, $4.00 seniors and children under
18, and free to children 5 and under and to
members with membership card. Subway: R or W to Whitehall
St., 4/5 to Bowling Green, 1 South Ferry, J/M/Z to Broad
St. Buses: M1, M6, M15.
Join us for our
Special Evening Lectures…
Thursday, May 9th
Presented by Nancy Rubin Stuart†
The Rhode Island Campaign
The First French and American Operation
of the Revolutionary War
Thursday, June 13th
Presented by Christian McBurney†
The Men Who Lost America
British Leadership & The Revolution
Thursday, July 11th
Presented by Andrew O’Shaughnessy†
Washington’s Defeat At Brandywine
Thursday, August 15th
Presented by Bruce Mowday†
† Books will be available for
purchase -discounts apply for Museum members
Before you head out to an event, please
call 212-425-1778 to confirm the location. Updates
will also be posted here.
Please check our site regularly.
We will be posting more book signings and lectures
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Detail of the
Ward Dunsmore Collection at the Fraunces Tavern
Museum is comprised of 45 paintings that illustrate
important events of the Revolutionary War,
including Valley Forge, the Battle of Bunker
Hill and the Surrender at Yorktown.
Dunsmore was a late 19/early 20th-century
painter best known for his realistic and historically
accurate paintings. He was the founding director
of the Detroit Art Museum and a member of the
Sons of the Revolution. Dunsmore donated much
of the collection to the Museum.
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Long Room at Fraunces Tavern was the site of
Washington's farewell to his officers are the end
of the Revolution.