Fraunces Tavern Museum
Fraunces Tavern Museum
4.5
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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
How to get there
  • Whitehall St – South Ferry • 3 min walk
  • South Ferry • 3 min walk
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  • MNTravelers5154
    85 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must-see for those who enjoy American history!
    We expected to spend maybe an hour there and it turned into almost three hours. Lots of Revolutionary era artifacts that were nicely explained. We didn't realize that this site was where some early federal offices were based. That gave even greater meaning to the locale. It was humbling to stand in the room where George Washington spoke with his officers at the end of the war. We've been to several locations where Washington visited/frequented/lived and this was an important site to add to that list. They've done a nice job of adding furnishings to the pieces that are original to the museum. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this museum.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 May 2024
  • Bob Fouts
    Wheaton, Illinois15 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very much worth the stop.
    Very nice place, the food was ok, we might have made better choices, drinks great! The museum upstairs is very much worth the 10 bucks if you are into history, we thought it was a bargain for how good it was. Nice Jazz quartet on Sunday afternoon.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 May 2024
  • Amanda S
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A step back in time
    We stopped in here for a late lunch while visiting the area. We were able to get a seat pretty easily, though I could see this restaurant getting crowded. We did not have reservations, but if you are able to make them, I would recommend it. I had the blackened salmon sandwich and it was one of the best things I ate while visiting New York City. The rest of my family enjoyed their meals as well. The atmosphere was great and it was just neat sitting and eating in such a historic building. We also visited the museum after our meal!
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 June 2024
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Amanda S
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Family
We stopped in here for a late lunch while visiting the area. We were able to get a seat pretty easily, though I could see this restaurant getting crowded. We did not have reservations, but if you are able to make them, I would recommend it. I had the blackened salmon sandwich and it was one of the best things I ate while visiting New York City. The rest of my family enjoyed their meals as well. The atmosphere was great and it was just neat sitting and eating in such a historic building. We also visited the museum after our meal!
Written 8 June 2024
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Bob Fouts
Wheaton, IL18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Very nice place, the food was ok, we might have made better choices, drinks great! The museum upstairs is very much worth the 10 bucks if you are into history, we thought it was a bargain for how good it was. Nice Jazz quartet on Sunday afternoon.
Written 30 May 2024
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MNTravelers5154
88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We expected to spend maybe an hour there and it turned into almost three hours. Lots of Revolutionary era artifacts that were nicely explained. We didn't realize that this site was where some early federal offices were based. That gave even greater meaning to the locale. It was humbling to stand in the room where George Washington spoke with his officers at the end of the war. We've been to several locations where Washington visited/frequented/lived and this was an important site to add to that list. They've done a nice job of adding furnishings to the pieces that are original to the museum. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this museum.
Written 13 May 2024
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Farwriter
London, UK134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
A fascinating hidden gem which happened to be about 5 minutes from where I was staying. When I mentioned it to New Yorker friends some of them had never heard of it. It is apparently the oldest standing structure in New York City, originally built in 1719 (although later remodelled when it became a museum in 1907). It is still a tavern on the ground floor but upstairs there are 2 floors of displays, a lot of which relate to George Washington. He held a famous dinner there when saying farewell to his troops after the end of the war in 1783 so there is a recreation of the dining room, and also recreations of the Department for Foreign Affairs because the US government was partly based in this building when it moved to the city in 1785. Other displays relate to the history of the building itself, portrayals of Washington in popular culture, and regimental flags. Much bigger than I expected - I was in there over 2 hours so the $10 entry fee was very reasonable. It has been twice saved from demolition - thank goodness! - and is now an official landmark.
Written 27 February 2024
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ArmyguySGM2019
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Blast from the past , GW speech and many of America's founders visited this old tavern . Good place for military buffs and historians right of the the Sl ferry terminal
Written 12 June 2023
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orcasgal
Orcas Island, WA490 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
I really enjoyed this small museum. It is well signed and has interesting exhibits of the era it covers. The admission price is well worth it.
Written 4 February 2023
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Jennifer F
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022
We paid for a private tour, to make sure we got all of the information about George
Washington! Our docent was very knowledgeable and sweet. The museum is a hidden gem. We also had lunch at the tavern, which is absolutely beautiful. Be sure to have the chicken pot pie- George's favorite!
Written 18 July 2022
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Lucie B
Sainte-Julie, Canada33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Beautiful and full of historic glimpse. Superb cocktails ans impresive collection of Beers and Whiskeys. We had a wonderfull time. The bartenders were nice, helpful and entertaining.
Written 8 May 2022
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Jeff E
Pittsburgh, PA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Excellent small collection of Revolutionary War era George Washington-related artifacts. Excellent value.

I highly recommend having a drink or a meal at the tavern, as well.
Written 8 April 2022
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Fanny H
New York City, NY30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Family
Great experience for the whole family. We attended with two little ones and they enjoyed seeing all the historic drawings and the great dining hall. First time seeing swords and muskets.
Written 24 January 2022
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