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A Toast to History: Independence Eve

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Museum Members: $25
Public Ticket: $30

Tickets will go on sale April 24*

Lift your glass and toast to America’s independence on this two-hour walking tour of Revolutionary War history with Ellen Baird. Designed for novices and history buffs alike, this tour explores the sites and history of the crucial events that took place in the streets of Lower Manhattan before, during, and after the American Revolutionary War—from the Stamp Act Riots to New York’s Tea Party, and the Sugar House prisons to General George Washington’s farewell to his troops at Fraunces Tavern.

*All ticket purchases includes one free pint of Sam Fraunces Ale at Fraunces Tavern Restaurant & Bar. Ticket purchase includes complimentary admission to the Museum


Ellen Baird has been creating and conducting hundreds of tours of neighborhoods, museums, parks, and other sites in New York since 2011, exploring the history, people, places, and culture of the city. In addition to touring, Ellen has worked as a museum educator at the National 9/11 Museum and taught a New York City history course involving walking tours at Pace University’s English Language Institute. A former dancer, Ellen was a member of the award-winning theater group, Red Dive, which produced site-specific performance tours in both famous and off-beat areas in New York.