Fraunces Tavern – A Bargain in Lower Manhattan

Fraunces Tavern Museum is located at the bottom of Manhattan, almost as far south as you can travel. It’s the historic tavern where George Washington delivered his final speech to the troops at the war’s end.


On the first floor of the building is an Irish pub and up the stairs is the entrance to the museum. The museum is run entirely by the Sons of the Revolution of New York. The organization had gone through the painstaking process of restoring as much of the tavern as they could when George Washington gave the speech.


The museum is much larger than it appears as it spans five buildings. It has quite a bit of memorabilia covering the gamut of the revolution. Of course, It has memorabilia from George Washington himself and goes quite in-depth on New York City history.


The goal here is always education, making it unbelievably affordable for the average family. It is seven dollars for an adult to get in the door, and they even have special events with one dollar admission days. There is an activity guide for the younger ones to keep them engaged. On top of that, they are very active on their website, where they are constantly doing research and posting articles based on visitor questions.


By far, this has to be one of the best deals in Manhattan. It is so much larger inside than you would’ve expected, and the number of resources and quality of the exhibits make this a value not to be missed.