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Halloween

On October 22, 11am-5pm, Get into the Halloween spirit with a day of haunted history at Fraunces Tavern Museum! Special guest and Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk is the highlight of the day with a performance of lively kid-friendly retelling of spooky (but not scary!) stories from the American Revolution. Visitors will also enjoy a range of other tours and activities. What better way to celebrate the season than in New York City’s oldest standing structure? 

 
 

~ Schedule of Events ~

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11:00am-5:00pm
Family Activities

There's fun to be found for the whole family like
creating your own colonial candy, and decorating a mini pumpkin to take home.
 

 

 


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12:00-1:00pm
Spirits of the Revolution with Jonathan Kruk


Get into the Halloween spirit with Master Storyteller, Jonathan Kruk, who will be performing a lively kid-friendly retelling of spooky stories from the American Revolution. Join us for a day of family-friendly activities and spooky (but not scary!) stories. What better way to celebrate the season than in New York City’s oldest standing structure?

While you're listening to Jonathan Kruk spin his haunted tales, enjoy some delicious cookies! Special thanks to Insomnia Cookies for putting the TREAT in trick-or-treat this year at our Halloween festivities by donating 300 cookies to this event! 

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FREE with regular Admission

 

 
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1:00 & 2:00pm
Guided Museum Tour

Explore the Museum and its artifacts with an 18th century colonial tour guide! You'll see a piece of George Washington's hair, Marth Washington's shoe, and get the opportunity to decipher the secret message hidden in the artifact labels in our Confidential: The American Revolution's Agents of Espionage exhibition!

 

 

 

1:30pm
Costume Contest

Don your spookiest costume and head over to the Museum for the first ever Halloween Costume Contest! Judges will award prizes to the Scariest, Most Unique, and Cutest costumes!

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3:00pm
Halloween Museum Tour

See the Museum as you’ve never seen it before with this new spooky tour! Learn about colonial funerary customs, the building’s haunted past, and the unfortunate demise of Revolutionary icons.