Fraunces Tavern Museum

54 Pearl Street

Collections at the Fraunces Tavern Museum include manuscripts, books, paintings and objects from the Revolutionary Era. The paintings include 46 works by John Ward Dunsmore (1856-1945) as well as extensive collections of the art from Harry A. Ogde... more

Collections at the Fraunces Tavern Museum include manuscripts, books, paintings and objects from the Revolutionary Era.

The paintings include 46 works by John Ward Dunsmore (1856-1945) as well as extensive collections of the art from Harry A. Ogden (1856-1936) and Henry Hintermeister (1897-1970). Other painters represented include Emanuel Leutze (1816-1868). In addition to the oil paintings, other works of art on paper extend the collection to more than 800 pieces.

Objects from the Revolutionary period include muskets, pistols, powder horns, tools, watches, swords, as well as a small collection of items associated with Washington, Lafayette and other leaders of the Revolution.

In addition, Fraunces Tavern Museum preserves thousands of rare manuscripts,including some written by Washington, Nathan Hale and other prominent participants in the nation's founding. The manuscripts include maps, letters and diaries. There are also thousands of books of interest to historians and those involved in genealogical research.


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New York Collection

The collection captures an important portion of New York City's past, which is as colorful and vibrant as its present. What began as New Amsterdam, a rather insignificant Dutch outpost, became New York in 1664. Under English rule the city took on greater importance as part of Britain's vast trade sy... [ + ]stem and as a strategic military base for conflicts with France for control of North America. By 1771 the city's population stood at over 20,000. In 1785 the Continental Congress selected New York as its meeting site. During this time Fraunces Tavern served as offices for the Departments of War, Treasury, and Foreign Affairs. With the adoption of the Constitution, the city became the first Federal capital in 1789. The following year the capital moved temporarily to Philadelphia. By that time New York was well on its way to becoming, if not the political center of the nation, America's capital of commerce and culture.

In addition to numerous maps, prints, and newspapers, the Museum owns such rare pieces of New York's past as a panel from Washington's inaugural coach and a large, wooden water pipe.

10/29/2018 12:00 PM
Mon, October 29
12:00PM
$
$7 - Adults
$4 - Seniors, Students
$4 - Children (Over 6)
Free for children under 6, members, and active military

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54 Pearl Street
New York, NY 10004
(212) 425-1778
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Admission And Tickets

$7 - Adults
$4 - Seniors, Students
$4 - Children (Over 6)
Free for children under 6, members, and active military

This Week's Hours

Mon - Fri: 12:00pm-5:00pm
Sat - Sun: 11:00am-5:00pm

Nearby Subway

  • to Bowling Green
  • to South Ferry

Upcoming Events

New York Collection

The collection captures an important portion of New York City's past, which is as colorful and vibrant as its present. What began as New Amsterdam, a rather insignificant Dutch outpost, became New York in 1664. Under English rule the city took on greater importance as part of Britain's vast trade sy... [ + ]stem and as a strategic military base for conflicts with France for control of North America. By 1771 the city's population stood at over 20,000. In 1785 the Continental Congress selected New York as its meeting site. During this time Fraunces Tavern served as offices for the Departments of War, Treasury, and Foreign Affairs. With the adoption of the Constitution, the city became the first Federal capital in 1789. The following year the capital moved temporarily to Philadelphia. By that time New York was well on its way to becoming, if not the political center of the nation, America's capital of commerce and culture.

In addition to numerous maps, prints, and newspapers, the Museum owns such rare pieces of New York's past as a panel from Washington's inaugural coach and a large, wooden water pipe.

10/29/2018 12:00 PM
Mon, October 29
12:00PM
$
$7 - Adults
$4 - Seniors, Students
$4 - Children (Over 6)
Free for children under 6, members, and active military

New York Collection

The collection captures an important portion of New York City's past, which is as colorful and vibrant as its present. What began as New Amsterdam, a rather insignificant Dutch outpost, became New York in 1664. Under English rule the city took on greater importance as part of Britain's vast trade sy... [ + ]stem and as a strategic military base for conflicts with France for control of North America. By 1771 the city's population stood at over 20,000. In 1785 the Continental Congress selected New York as its meeting site. During this time Fraunces Tavern served as offices for the Departments of War, Treasury, and Foreign Affairs. With the adoption of the Constitution, the city became the first Federal capital in 1789. The following year the capital moved temporarily to Philadelphia. By that time New York was well on its way to becoming, if not the political center of the nation, America's capital of commerce and culture.

In addition to numerous maps, prints, and newspapers, the Museum owns such rare pieces of New York's past as a panel from Washington's inaugural coach and a large, wooden water pipe.

10/30/2018 12:00 PM
Tue, October 30
12:00PM
$
$7 - Adults
$4 - Seniors, Students
$4 - Children (Over 6)
Free for children under 6, members, and active military

New York Collection

The collection captures an important portion of New York City's past, which is as colorful and vibrant as its present. What began as New Amsterdam, a rather insignificant Dutch outpost, became New York in 1664. Under English rule the city took on greater importance as part of Britain's vast trade sy... [ + ]stem and as a strategic military base for conflicts with France for control of North America. By 1771 the city's population stood at over 20,000. In 1785 the Continental Congress selected New York as its meeting site. During this time Fraunces Tavern served as offices for the Departments of War, Treasury, and Foreign Affairs. With the adoption of the Constitution, the city became the first Federal capital in 1789. The following year the capital moved temporarily to Philadelphia. By that time New York was well on its way to becoming, if not the political center of the nation, America's capital of commerce and culture.

In addition to numerous maps, prints, and newspapers, the Museum owns such rare pieces of New York's past as a panel from Washington's inaugural coach and a large, wooden water pipe.

10/31/2018 12:00 PM
Wed, October 31
12:00PM
$
$7 - Adults
$4 - Seniors, Students
$4 - Children (Over 6)
Free for children under 6, members, and active military

New York Collection

The collection captures an important portion of New York City's past, which is as colorful and vibrant as its present. What began as New Amsterdam, a rather insignificant Dutch outpost, became New York in 1664. Under English rule the city took on greater importance as part of Britain's vast trade sy... [ + ]stem and as a strategic military base for conflicts with France for control of North America. By 1771 the city's population stood at over 20,000. In 1785 the Continental Congress selected New York as its meeting site. During this time Fraunces Tavern served as offices for the Departments of War, Treasury, and Foreign Affairs. With the adoption of the Constitution, the city became the first Federal capital in 1789. The following year the capital moved temporarily to Philadelphia. By that time New York was well on its way to becoming, if not the political center of the nation, America's capital of commerce and culture.

In addition to numerous maps, prints, and newspapers, the Museum owns such rare pieces of New York's past as a panel from Washington's inaugural coach and a large, wooden water pipe.

11/01/2018 12:00 PM
Thu, November 01
12:00PM
$
$7 - Adults
$4 - Seniors, Students
$4 - Children (Over 6)
Free for children under 6, members, and active military
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