Tuesday, June 23 – 2nd Annual Night at the Museums
Fraunces Tavern and a dozen Lower Manhattan museums are keeping their doors open late for a special night of cultural discovery! Historical musician Linda Russell will fill the Flag Gallery with ballads as instructors from the Tricorne Dance Ensemble teach guests popular social dances from the Colonial Era. Details to come at

Friday, July 3 – Sunday, July 5
Independence Day Weekend Open House
$1 Admission weekend

Friday, July 3 – Book Signing & Film Screening
I Say Vote Yes: An Afternoon with William Daniels & 1776′
1pm – 5pm
FREE with Museum admission
Meet actor William Daniels, who played John Adams in 1776, and learn what it was like to portray one of the Founding Fathers in this iconic musical film released in 1972. Daniels will be signing copies of his memoir, Still at Play: My 75 Years in Show Business and Roles America Embraced. Signing at 1pm; screening begins at 2pm. Reservations not required.

Friday, July 3 – Walking Tour
A Toast to History: Independence Eve
8pm – 10:30 (Happy Hour at the Tavern starts at 8pm, tour begins at 9pm)
Led by Jennifer Patton
Cost: $25/General admission; $20/Museum Members
(Ticket price includes a pint of Samuel Fraunces Ale to enjoy at the Tavern before tour starts)
Created as a condensed version of our traditional July 4th walking tour with a social ‘twist,’ spend the evening of July 3rd strolling the streets of the Financial District with FTM’s very own Director of Education and Public Programs to learn about the City’s rich Revolutionary War history. Whether you are a novice or history buff, you’ll be sure to walk away with a new fact or two to drop while celebrating the 4th with friends and family the next day. dvanced ticket purchase required.

Saturday, July 4 – Walking Tour
Annual Revolutionary War New York Nighttime Tour
3am – 7am
Led by James Kaplan
Cost: $20/General admission; $15/Museum Members
For the 13th year in a row, join veteran guide James S. Kaplan & learn 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. Advanced ticket purchase required.

*Members: To reserve a seat, please email; Lecture admission includes Museum admission & light refreshments

Watch some of our past lectures filmed by C-SPAN!

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