Fraunces Tavern Museum, New York
Fraunces Tavern Museum is a survivor of the early days of New York City and a fascinating visit for students of American Politics.
It was built in 1719 as an elegant residence for the merchant Stephan Delancey and his family. In 1762, the home was purchased by tavern-keeper Samuel Fraunces, who turned it into one of the most popular taverns of the day. However, it is best known as the site where Washington gave his farewell address to the officers of the Continental Army, in 1783, and the tavern also played a significant role in pre-Revolutionary activities.
The building, located at 54 Pearl Street at the corner of Broad Street, has been owned by Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York Inc. since 1904, which claims it is Manhattan's oldest surviving building. The building is a tourist site and a part of the American Whiskey Trail and the New York Freedom Trail.
Contact FHT Group Tours today on 01279 658221 and our experts will be delighted to arrange this educational visit as part of any school or college trip to New York for History and Politics students