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Fraunces Tavern & Museum

If you'd like a history lesson alongside your meal, then Fraunces Tavern is the place to go in New York City's financial district. Step back in time to pre-Revolutionary War New York and walk in the steps of George Washington and his fellow founding fathers. 

Fraunces Tavern is located in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan on the corner of Pearl Street. It's situated on the only block in Manhattan with buildings less than 5 stories tall. Nearby are Wall Street, Bowling Green, Battery Park and the 9/11 Memorial. 

History & Museum 

Fraunces Tavern is a historical landmark that all visitors to New York need to experience at least once. It has such significance that it received national landmark status as the site where George Washington brought a group of his officers after the end of the Revolutionary War for a final farewell. 

History buffs can read about the meeting in the diary of Colonel Benjamin Tallmadge which is displayed at the Fraunces Tavern Museum along with other artifacts. 

The Fraunces Tavern building is the oldest standing structure in New York City and has survived wars, hurricanes, storms, and pandemics. 

Menu & Information

Dine on traditional tavern fare for lunch such as grilled cheese & tomato bisque or gourmet burgers. For a delicious take on a unique burger, try the Organic Chipotle Bison Burger which is topped with avocado and roasted jalapeno cream cheese. 

If you want a hearty meal for dinner, then try something from their main dish menu. You can get a 14oz prime New York Strip cooked to order with truffle mashed potatoes or Pan Seared Organic Salmon. 

Their tasty bites choices include bite-size appetizer favorites like Short Rib Sliders, and Chicken Wings as well as unique dishes like lobster mac & cheese. 

Lighter options include salads and charcuterie with nuts and cheeses. 
Fraunces Tavern Museum has American Revolutionary era artifacts, portraits, flags and furnishings on display. Don’t miss the one hour guided tour. (The schedule is on the museum’s website.) Our docent gave an excellent tour and identified important items that may have otherwise gone unnoticed. Plan to spend 1.5 to 2 hours in this small historic museum.
Fran727 - TripAdvisor
A short walk from battery park after Statue of Liberty and Ellis island visit. The food was great and there was no wait. The history of the building and events that took place here make this a wonderful stop. We did not take a guided tour but went through museum on our own.
Lisa D - TripAdvisor
A step back in time. Good food and drink in a historic tavern. Upstairs is a small and interesting museum. Definitely worth the visit.
tfrank12018 - TripAdvisor