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Fraunces Tavern


Raise a pint at the very place the American Revolution was planned. Originally called the “Queen’s Head” when it opened in 1762, the Fraunces Tavern became a meeting place for the political leaders of the time. George Washington even gave his emotional farewell speech to his troops here when he retired to Mount Vernon in 1783. Today, the 10004 historic watering hole is part of a museum complex including four 19th century buildings. It is also the starting point of the American Whiskey Trail, an educational experience that takes travelers through our country’s cultural history with distilled spirits. The Tavern itself holds a full restaurant serving lunch, dinner, dessert and takeout, with an adjoining catering hall for private events. Enjoy classical guitar performances while lapping up French Onion Soup and devouring Beef Wellington on Wednesday nights. By the time you get to your All American Apple Pie, you will feel like you’re a part of Fraunces’ epic American history.

54 Pearl Street, 10004

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