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Pearl Street Players Summer Camp

Jul 27 2015

Download the application and register now!

Contact Director of Education & Public Programs, Jennifer Patton at 212-425-1778 x 213 or for more information.

Revolutionary War New York Nighttime Walking Tour

Jul 4 2015

July 4, 2014
3am – 7am

It’s back! This annual tradition sells out every year so make sure you get your ticket early to welcome the sunrise on this walking tour!

On this early-morning walking tour through Lower Manhattan with James S. Kaplan, you will discover how pivotal New York City was during the war for Independence and learn little known facts about Revolutionary War heroes like Marinus Willet.

*Advance ticket purchase required. Once you receive your confirmation email, you will be provided with the starting location of the walking tour.

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A Toast to History: Independence Eve

Jul 3 2015

July 3, 2015
8pm – 10:30pm

(Happy Hour at the Tavern starts at 8pm, tour begins at 9pm)

Created as a condensed version of our traditional [July 4th Nighttime Walking Tour] with a social ‘twist,’ spend the evening of July 3rd strolling the streets of the Financial District with Fraunces Tavern Museum’s Director of Education and Public Programs, Jennifer Patton, 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.

*Advance ticket purchase is required and will include a pint of Samuel Fraunces Ale to enjoy at the Tavern before the tour starts.

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May 22 2015

"Gen. The Marquis De La Fayette" Artist: Jean Baptiste Le Paon (1736-1785) Engraver: Henry Bryan Hall (1808-1884) Collection of Fraunces Tavern Museum Gift of Louis Bach, 1987

“Gen. The Marquis De La Fayette”
Artist: Jean Baptiste Le Paon (1736-1785)
Engraver: Henry Bryan Hall (1808-1884)
Collection of Fraunces Tavern Museum
Gift of Louis Bach, 1987

Fraunces Tavern Museum is proud to announce the exhibition opening of Lafayette. This exhibition will open on May 22, 2015 and end in December 2016. The exhibition, Lafayette, will complement the docking of the Marquis de Lafayette’s replica ship, L’Hermione at South Street Seaport occurring on July 4th weekend.

Executive Director and Curator, Jessica B. Phillips, shares, “I’m always excited to put rare objects on display, like Lafayette’s calling card and the general’s sash which the Marquis bled on at the Battle of Brandywine.”

Twenty Lafayette related historic objects, several which have never been exhibited, will be available for view in the Museum’s Loeb Gallery. Accompanying Lafayette’s calling card and the general’s sash, is also a pair of officer’s pistols gifted by Lafayette to fellow Continental, David Miller. All artifacts are from the Museum’s collection.

Loeb Book Sale

Aug 22 2014

An American Experience: Adeline Moses Loeb and Her Early American Jewish Ancestors


With an introduction by Eli N. Evans
Contributors: John L. Loeb Jr., Kathy L. Plotkin, Margaret Loeb Kempner, Judith E. Endelman


This generational family memoir is presented in three stand-alone sections salted with full-color early American portraits, genealogical trees, historical maps, and family photographs.

In Ambassador Loeb’s appended essay, “Anatomy of Patriotism” is a reminder that we are a nation of immigrants whose experiment in diversity and tolerance has succeeded beyond even its founders’ wildest dreams.

“A model for genealogists, a gift to historians, and a treasure for anyone who loves American portraiture, this magnificently produced volume sets a new standard for family history. It reveals much not only about John L. Loeb Jr., Adeline Moses Loeb, and the ancestors who shaped them, but also about their American Jewish experience as a whole, from its early colonial beginnings.”

– Jonathan Sarna
Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History, Brandeis University

$50 $15* (not including shipping and handling)
All proceeds from this book sale will directly benefit Fraunces Tavern Museum.

*$15 of your contribution will be tax deductible.

Fraunces Tavern Façade Restoration Project

Aug 14 2014

Among massive skyscrapers at the southern tip of Manhattan, 54 Pearl Street has stood since 1719. Fraunces Tavern, a New York City Landmarked building and part of the National Registered Fraunces Tavern Historic Block, was opened by the non-profit public charity, Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York, Inc. (SRNY) to the public as a restaurant and museum in 1907. Made up of five historic buildings, the Tavern houses the Museum, over 5,000 historic artifacts, museum offices, a Revolutionary War replica flag collection, and more.

The SRNY have been maintaining Fraunces Tavern, since 1904. Preserving five historic buildings built between 1829 and 1907 has been a challenge and privilege. Each building needs regular maintenance and occasional capital improvements. These improvements are ongoing for the life of the buildings.

The most recent capital need is for the facades of the 24 & 26 Water Street and 58 Pearl Street buildings.

24 Water Street: The 1862 cast iron and aluminum façade exhibits peeling paint, deteriorated original cast iron architectural decoration, and brick damage behind the metal.

26 Water Street: The 1828 brick façade needs repairs to the stone cornices, window sills, bluestone lintels, and wooden window panes.

58 Pearl Street: The 1831 brick façade requires replacement of bluestone lintels, removing, replacing, and repointing the brick around window areas and the sealing of the window perimeters.

Restoration started in mid-June and will cost a total of $325,000.

Fraunces Tavern Facade Restoration Project Supporters

1/5/15 Update – $75,520 has been raised!
12/16/14 – $64,045 has been raised!
11/24/14 – $62,495 has been raised!
10/23/14 – $51,745 has been raised!
10/2/14 – $50,105 has been raised!
9/25/14 – $46,165 has been raised!
9/12/14 – $40,365 has been raised!
9/2/14 – $37,265 has been raised!
8/22/14 – $32,530 has been raised!
8/14/14 – The SRNY has raised $29,460!
The facade restoration is an essential piece to fulfilling the mission. Please consider donating to the Façade Restoration Project! The SRNY is offering a 100% matching gift for every donation made.

Make a revolutionary difference and donate* to the Fraunces Tavern Façade Restoration Project!

*100% of all donations are tax deductible.