Whether you are a museum lover, history buff, or looking for the place to throw your next birthday party, Fraunces Tavern Museum has a tour for you! Browse our selection of tours and sign up today!
A 60-minute guided tour of the entire Museum and all of its gallery spaces.
Fighting for Freedom Tour
From battles to espionage, and harrowing tales of escape, this tour emphasizes the fact that African Americans, both enslaved and free, were present, active, and of critical importance in the American Revolution. This tour highlights the incredible achievements and contributions of Ona Judge, James Armistead Lafayette, and Elizabeth Freeman in the American Revolution, and how their participation resulted in the eventual abolishment of the historic institution of slavery in America. This tour will also explore George Washington’s changing relationship with the practice of slavery both privately and politically.
Women of the Revolutionary War Tour
Saturdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
On this 60 minute tour you will explore the incredible stories of women who played a pivotal role in the Revolution, from patriotic women fighting for independence, to loyalist women who fought to suppress the rebellion; and African American and Native American women whose future and security were caught in the cross fire. As war played out in the streets of their towns and sometimes on their very doorstep, the Patriots could not have defeated the British without the participation of women in the Revolution. Learn about the untold stories of women like Agent 355 of the Culper Spy Ring, express rider Sybil Ludington, and Deborah Sampson; who disguised as a man, fought bravely for the Continental Army.
Revolutionary Spies Tour
A 45-minute guided tour about Revolutionary spies such as Nathan Hale, Benjamin Tallmadge, and Lydia Darrah. Learn about the tools of the trade as a spymaster, the creation of America’s very first spy ring, and catch a glimpse of the last known letter from Nathan Hale which hasn’t been on display in over decade!
*You can join this tour for free with regular Museum admission during our upcoming Spy Week!
A 45-minute tour of the special exhibition Valuable plus a docent facilitated group discussion. This tour will give you a chance to see Fraunces Tavern Museum as you’ve never seen it before and to dive deep into some of the most valuable pieces within Fraunces Tavern Museum’s collection and ask the question: what makes them so valuable? How have these artifacts shaped the history of our culture today? From Martha Washington’s slipper to Von Steuben’s camp liquor chest, each of these objects tells us something about early American culture and beyond.
$7/person (*Group, Student, and Senior rates apply for price per person when applicable)
1 Docent $25 (for 25 people or less)
2 Docents $50 (26-50 people)
All tours can accommodate a group of up to 50 people.
Want the Museum all to yourself? Book an after-hours guided tour of the Museum! After-Hours Tours can be scheduled between 5pm-7pm from Monday-Friday.
There is an additional $150 After-Hours Security Fee.
We offer guided Museum Tours to the public FREE with admission on the following days and times:
Thursdays @ 1pm
Fridays @ 1pm & 2pm
Saturdays @ 1pm & 2pm
Sundays @ 1pm, 2pm & 3pm
*No reservations are required for the public tours listed above. Please plan your arrival accordingly, as space is limited. Public tours are subject to last minute changes.
There are NO guided tours on the following dates and times:
Saturday, May 25 @ 1pm
Sunday, May 26 @ 2pm
Thursday, May 30 @ 1pm
Book Your Tour
Complete the form below to request a private group tour of the Museum today! ***All tours must be booked at least 48 business hours in advance***. For additional questions, please contact the Education & Public Programs Coordinator at (212) 425-1778 x213.
*If you are interested in attending a public tour, there are no reservations necessary. Public tours are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The form below is for private group tour requests only.
Education & Public Programs Coordinator
Phone: (212) 425-1778 x213
Make a Deposit
Paying for your group tour is now easier than ever! Once your reservation is confirmed, you can pay your deposit by clicking the button below.
**Please do not submit payment until you receive a reservation form confirming your tour**
Failure to submit a deposit by the due date will result in a released reservation of your scheduled tour. Cancellations made at least 30 days prior to the tour will be fully refunded. Cancellations that occur within 30 days of the tour will result in a forfeiture of the deposit.