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Fraunces Tavern Museum

Located in the heart of the financial district, this faithful replica of the original Fraunces Tavern was purchased by the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York in 1904. Its reconstruction was completed in 1907 and it has since become one of the most important centers of historical education in the City.

The original Fraunces Tavern was built in 1719 and was badly damaged during the Revolution (including a direct hit to its roof by a British cannonball in 1775). From 1785 to 1787, when New York was the capital city, the Tavern accommodated the Departments of Foreign Affairs, the Treasury, and War and it was in its Long Room that George Washington delivered the Farewell Address to his officers in 1783.

The ground floor of the Tavern serves its original function and is a popular watering hole for Wall Street's busy financial workers. It is also a fine and atmospheric restaurant, full of historic charm.

The Museum is upstairs and it features a number of changing exhibitions, which reflect various aspects of American history. Lectures and films add further value to the Fraunces Tavern experience.

Special Events are held here on Washington's Birthday and Independence Day.

Essential Data

Address: 54 Pearl Street New York, NY 10004-2429

Tel: (212) 425 1778

Opening hours:

10am - 4.45pm Monday thru' Friday 12noon - 4pm Saturday. Closed: Public Holidays and the day after Thanksgiving.

Admission charges: Adults $2.50 (Senior Citizens, Children and Students $1.00)

 

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