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“Great!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fraunces Tavern Museum

Fraunces Tavern Museum
54 Pearl Street, New York City, NY 10004 (Financial District)
212-425-1778
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Ranked #139 of 633 Attractions in New York City
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
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“Great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012 via mobile

Hi, me and my grandmother,father, and cousin visited the Fraunces Tavern for lunch and got more than we expected. The service was great and the food came in under 10 minutes and was DELICIOUS! The mueseum was also amazing! They even have one of the eight known printed wallpapers from the time range of the revolutionary war. The mueseum was great (not to mention good prices too:). This was definately worth it. I even got to stand in the same spot as George Washington!!!! This is most definately the perfect lunch spot(:

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“In the Steps of Washington”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

Samuel Fraunces purchased the elegant home of merchant Steven Delancey in 1762. He then proceeded to create in it the most successful tavern in New York City. During the revolutionary war, when the City was bitterly divided between Patriots and Loyalists, often even within the same family, Fraunces had to go South and hide with his family. He left the tavern management to a son in law who was Loyalist. The place is most famous with the fact that Washington gave the farewell address to his officers in the Long Room of the tavern. Being in the same small and somber room, surrounded with portraits of Washington, maps of the battles of those times and flags, does something to you. A poem about the flag is posted on the wall.
Hats off!
Along the street there comes
A blare of bugles, a ruffle of drums
A flash of color beneath the sky
Hats off!
The flag is passing by. . .
After the war, the government rented the building to house the offices of the Departments of War, Treasury and Foreign Affairs. The ground floor was still (and is, to this day) occupied by the tavern.

Visited November 2011
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“Best Hangar Steak I've ever had”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

What a neat place. Apparently it's so old that George Washington ate there. It doesn't have 200 years of dust on it, so that's good. I love the ambiance. I didn't care for their cocktail sauce with the oysters but that's the only bad thing I could say. The service was very good, both at lunch time (in and out in 25 minutes, less than $30 for a steak and beverage) and at happy hour.

Visited April 2012
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“Fantastic Historic Place, Bland Museum”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

My son and I visited this past weekend after spending the morning at Ellis Island. The reviews on TripAdvisor, I fear, raised our expectations, which were disappointed by the reality. There is definitely interesting history at the place. Especially for those with an interest in US Revolutionary War history. But as a museum experience, it was all rather tattered and nondescript. The exhibits on the various luminaries of the sponsoring organization - The Sons of the Revolution - were particularly dull. Sorry, but holding a secretary position for years in a fraternal organization does not warrant a display of medals, certificates, photos, etc. of the role. My suggestion though is to stop by, have a micro-brew and/or a bit of food in the restaurant or pub on the ground floor. Both are interesting-looking places and that alone would be a good experience. Skip the museum.

Visited April 2012
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“Perfect Lunch Spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

Historical building, centrally located, we had a delightful time at the Fraunces Tavern Museum. With pub style food, a variety of beers and a full bar it was the perfect lunch stop after our helicopter tour! They have a main room and several rooms throughout and the museum is upstairs.

Visited March 2012
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