Teacher Information

“I came when I was in elementary school, but after many years and at 54, I can appreciate it more. Thank you for keeping the Museum running for me and everyone else to enjoy.” –Miriam, Florida

Fraunces Tavern Museum’s education program promotes critical thinking and encourages the awareness of different perspectives. Students achieve this through discussion, inquiry-based learning, as well as the exploration of tavern life and the lives of various people from the American Revolution. Programming includes visiting the historic Long Room where George Washington said farewell to his officers in 1783 and exploring the lively artwork of John Ward Dunsmore that depict various scenes from the American Revolution. Students will participate in hands-on activities that enhance the themes from galleries and challenge students to use what they have learned from the museum tour.

Length of Program: 90 minutes, educator- led. Programming is held during morning hours (starting at 10:00 or 10:30am) before the Museum opens to the public. Afternoon programs can be arranged depending on educator availability.

Targeted Subjects: American Revolution, Colonial New York City, Early American Tavern Life, George Washington, History of Fraunces Tavern

Grades: 4th – 5th
(program can be modified to better fit a variety of audiences)

Cost: $100 per class of 35 students or fewer; $180 for up to 54 students
(50% discount for Title 1 schools)
A maximum of 54 students can be accommodated during one 90 minute program.

We will soon be scheduling for the 2016-2017 school year.

To better prepare your class for their trip check out our School Program Pre-visit Materials! Included in this packet are directions to the Museum, additional information for teachers, as well as materials and activities designed for young readers.

Please call the Education & Public Programs Coordinator, Jacqueline Masseo, at 212-425-1778 x213 to schedule your class today!

Educational Programming is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.