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Fraunces Tavern Museum

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54 Pearl Street New York, NY 10004
212-425-1778 http://www.frauncestavernmuseum.org

Fraunces Tavern Museum’s mission is to preserve and interpret the history of the American Revolutionary era through public education. This mission is fulfilled through the interpretation and preservation of the Museum’s collections, landmarked buildings, and varied public programs that serve the community.

Built by the De Lancey family in 1719, 54 Pearl Street has been a private residence, hotel, and one of the most important taverns of the Revolutionary War. View a photo archive that will take you back in time to explore Fraunces Tavern’s illustrious history as the oldest standing structure in Manhattan.

Fraunces Tavern 300th Birthday Celebration

October 1 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fraunces Tavern Museum 54 Pearl Street New York, NY 10004 + Google Map

Join Fraunces Tavern Museum and Fraunces Tavern Restaurant and Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York for a grand birthday celebration, honoring the 300th anniversary of the construction of 54 Pearl Street. There will be hors d'oeuvres, drinks, a champagne toast, live 18th century music on genuine colonial instruments, and, of course, a birthday cake! About the building: Built in 1719 and transformed into a tavern by Samuel Fraunces in 1762, Fraunces Tavern was a popular watering…

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A Monument to Memory: The Architecture & Preservation of Fraunces Tavern

October 12 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fraunces Tavern Museum 54 Pearl Street New York, NY 10004 + Google Map
$10

Celebrate the 300th anniversary of the construction of Fraunces Tavern, one of the oldest sites in New York City. This guided tour will take your through our new exhibition, A Monument to Memory: 300 Years of Living History, to explore the history of 54 Pearl Street, its significance to the American Revolutionary era, and the efforts to restore and preserve the building.

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Haunted History Tour of Fraunces Tavern

October 31 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fraunces Tavern Museum 54 Pearl Street New York, NY 10004 + Google Map
$7

Start your Halloween off by visiting the oldest standing structure in Manhattan for a special spooky Halloween inspired tour of the Museum led by a costumed guide! Hear stories about the tragic event that took place in this very building, 18th century funerary customs, George Washington’s last days at Mount Vernon, and even learn about the paranormal investigators findings within the Museum itself! This tour is included with Museum admission. No advance purchase necessary.

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Ten Crucial Days: Washington’s Vision for Victory Unfolds

December 12 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fraunces Tavern Museum 54 Pearl Street New York, NY 10004 + Google Map
$10

Evening Lecture Presented by William L. Kidder On December 25, 1776, the American Revolution seemed all but defeated. Just six months after the Declaration of Independence was adopted, Washington’s army had suffered a series of defeats in New York, retreating to temporary safety in Pennsylvania. Kidder will discuss the ten crucial days in which Washington lead his upstart army in daring maneuvers that changed the course of history

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Winter Tavern Night

December 15 | 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Fraunces Tavern Museum 54 Pearl Street New York, NY 10004 + Google Map
$55

Join us for a cozy winter evening of authentic 18th century food tastings and a lecture on the history of early American cookery! Culinary historian Lavada Nahon will explore the history of everyday dining in the early Republic, accompanied by a tasting buffet of common 18th century dishes.

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