Fraunces Tavern Museum
54 Pearl Street,2nd Floor, New York, NY 10004 - United States
Established in 1907, 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.
You can stand in the room where General George Washington bid farewell to his officers and explore seven additional galleries that focus on America’s War for Independence and the preservation of early American history.
The Long Room is the famous site of George Washington’s farewell to his officers on December 4th, 1783. It exhibits authentic colonial American artifacts to recreate an Early American urban tavern.
Scott Gallery- A Stoic Countenance
The 19 prints in this exhibition were issued during the last quarter of the 18th century, and when seen altogether, give a rare glimpse into the attitudes and perspectives of Washington during that period.
Clinton Dining Room
This Federalist style dining room is known for its rare Zuber wallpaper, one of eleven surviving today. Another original version hangs in the White House. The room boasts Chippendale furnishings and original Chinese export porcelain.
Fear & Force: New York City's Sons of Liberty
This exhibition features objects preserved from pivotal moments relating to the New York Sons of Liberty, such as an iron fence fragment from the tearing down of the King George III statue in Bowling Green Park, and weapons like those used in New York City's Battle of Golden Hill. Visitors will even have the chance to have their own "tea party" through an interactive, sensory exploration involving real crates of real colonial American style tea.
Over 40 of the more than 200 flags from the collection hang in this gallery. Visitors will be able to see how the design and colors of the American flag have developed.
Confidential: The American Revolution’s Agents of Espionage
Learn how tailors, school teachers, and enslaved people operated as secret agents gathering intelligence for the American cause. This exhibition features never before seen objects from the Museum’s collection, including artifacts and images detailing the infamous story of traitor Benedict Arnold, and letters from the leader of Long Island’s Culper Spy Ring, Benjamin Tallmadge, to the operation’s mastermind, “Spy Master 711”—George Washington himself.
*Visitors will also get an opportunity to become agents of espionage themselves by using a cipher wheel to uncover the secret messages hidden in the object labels!
- Hamilton Scavenger Hunt will be available in the Orientation Room.
- Colonial Costume Photobooth will be available in the Flag Gallery to snap a souvenir selfie!
Special programming will be available educating the public on America’s first spy ring, including special docent-led guided tours.
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