Fear & Force: New York City's Sons of Liberty
Opening August 22
We may not like paying taxes, but we would never think to tar and feather the tax collector.
Yet as many of the colonists prepared for what would be the American Revolution, there was an organized group who opposed the government through violent resistance. Come see objects preserved from pivotal moments relating to the New York Sons of Liberty, like the tearing down of the King George statue in Bowling Green Park, and throwing chests of tea into the New York Harbor.
Plan Your visit
See the room where General George Washington gave his famous farewell to his officers at the end of the Revolution, view a breathtaking collection of Revolutionary War paintings by artist John Ward Dunsmore, and more. Book your guided tour today.
Access the Museum's Collection Online and explore the revolutionary past. Learn more.
Confidential: The American Revolution's Agents of Espionage features never before seen objects from the Museum's collection that tell the story of how tailors, school teachers, and enslaved people operated as secret agents, gathering intelligence for the Patriot cause.
Our picks for the 2018 Book Club season are in! Are you a #revolutionary book worm? Join the Fraunces Tavern Museum book club today!
Fraunces Tavern Museum offers a variety of programs that allow visitors to experience the American Revolution and Early American history in NYC. Join us for our evening lecture series, book club, special events, and more.
Whether you are looking for a venue for a ceremony, cocktail party, or business retreat, Fraunces Tavern Museum has a unique space that fits your needs. Host your next private event in one of NYC's oldest buildings!
Annual Independence Day Appeal
Join the cause. Support Fraunces Tavern Museum
For 111 years, Fraunces Tavern Museum has been providing the public with an authentic encounter with history. Every year thousands of people cherish the stories told through our five historically landmarked buildings, the events that happened here and our unique, 8,000-piece collection. Through our annual Independence Day Appeal, our goal is to raise $50,000. We hope you will join us in our mission to help keep history alive.