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
Neighborhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
How to get there
  • Whitehall St – South Ferry • 3 min walk
  • South Ferry • 3 min walk
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  • MNTravelers5154
    88 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
    Traveled with family
    Written May 13, 2024
  • Bob Fouts
    Wheaton, Illinois18 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 30, 2024
  • Amanda S
    13 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
    Traveled with family
    Written June 8, 2024
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Citigirl61
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
Loved the exhibit. Lots of different information about the revolutionary war era. The displays were authentic and had some nice photos also.
It was a much larger museum on the inside than it appeared from the outside. The price was great. We went on the 4th of July and only had to put $1.00 It was a bargain for sure.
Written July 5, 2021
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TlvGilad
Montgomery, AL325 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Family
As a meuseum it is very small and not very interesting. The collection is small and there is no design theme or interactive software. It looks like a small memorabilia collection of the building's history and some Revolutionary War items. I would go there only if you have some spare time before a sitting at the restaurant there.
Written February 18, 2021
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hrobinson1114
Nashville, TN2,788 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Encompasses museum and restaurant.

I wish I could give this place 3.5 stars, but I can't, and the only reason it gets four stars (a very soft four stars) is because of the historical significance of the building.

First, I didn't come here for the food, so my expectations weren't high. But I ordered the chipotle bison burger and jalapeño spread, medium, and that burger came out the shape of a hockey puck and WELL done. Fries were average. I had an Irish mule, and it was not a great drink. I had a margarita, and it was pretty good. Service was attentive, but not pushy or hovering.

There is a whiskey lounge across the hall from the main dining room that has a lot of character.

So, the reason I came: I'm a George Washington nerd. Also, the tavern claims to be the oldest surviving building in Manhattan. It's part of the American whiskey trail and the New York freedom trail. Washington used this place as a headquarters sometimes during the revolutionary war. It is also where he said farewell to his troops.

There is a museum upstairs. Some original screen prints and info. Run of the mill Washington bust reproductions. It wasn't anything amazing, but it was neat to be there, to see the room where Washington said farewell, and where negotiations and planning to place. It was only eight bucks, so fair enough.

I wouldn't make a special trip unless you're diehard Washington, and the food (at least my food leaves much to be desired), but this place is only 3/10th of a mile from Battery Park, and you can see the museum without ordering food. It could be a stop off after a day on Liberty or Ellis island.
Written April 17, 2021
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Pam S
Adelaide, Australia324 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The museum & tavern are in the only block of remaining 18th century commercial buildings. A great history lesson on George Washington. The museum is on the two upper floors and has very interesting exhibits. Well worth the small fee to visit this museum. The tavern on the ground floor is open to the public.
Written February 5, 2020
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Bob Fouts
Wheaton, IL15 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 May 30, 2024
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Joshua
New York City, NY1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
What a lovely restaurant! It has a serene, old school atmosphere much like you would expect an 18th century tavern to be. Above the restaurant there is a museum that showcases where George Washington gave his 1783 farewell address — a must see for any history buff! The food was excellent although initially I was given the wrong dish by accident. This was quickly corrected by the attentive and friendly staff! I really loved my visit here, 100% recommend!
Written August 12, 2021
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SEDY2015
New York City, NY26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
If you are interested in early American history and architecture, this is a very interesting place to visit. The museum occupies the second and third floors above the tavern. It is very well organized, is very informative, and has many interesting objects from the period. It's best to book a time slot online. Ticket is only $2. Highly recommended!!
Written August 12, 2021
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Amanda S
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 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 June 8, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

MNTravelers5154
85 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 May 13, 2024
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Jennifer F
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 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 July 18, 2022
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