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“I came when I was in elementary school, but after many years and at 54, I can appreciate it more. Thank you for keeping the Museum running for me and everyone else to enjoy.” –Miriam, Florida

For teachers who are interested in bringing their classes to the museum for an engaging and educational experience, read on to find out which program will best fit your class's needs. 

Revolutionary Heroes & Tavern Life

This program promotes critical thinking and encourages the awareness of different perspectives. Students achieve this through discussion, inquiry-based learning, as well as the exploration of tavern life and the lives of various people from the American Revolution. Programming includes visiting the historic Long Room where George Washington bid farewell to his officers in 1783 and exploring the lively artwork of John Ward Dunsmore that depict various scenes from the American Revolution. Students will participate in hands-on activities that enhance the themes from the galleries and challenge students to use what they have learned from the museum tour.

Length of Program: 90 minutes, educator- led. Programming is held during morning hours (starting at 10:00 or 10:30am) before the Museum opens to the public. Afternoon programs can be arranged depending on educator availability.

Targeted Subjects: American Revolution, Colonial New York City, Early American Tavern Life, George Washington, History of Fraunces Tavern.

Grades: 4th - 5th (program can be modified to better fit a variety of audiences).

Cost: $100 per class of 35 students or fewer; $180 for up to 54 students.

  • 50% discount for Title I schools.
  • A maximum of 54 students can be accommodated during one 90 minute program.

Documenting History *NEW*

Fraunces Tavern Museum will soon be offering new educational programming for Fall 2017! Students will engage in this unique opportunity to learn about the complexities of the Revolutionary War through analyzing primary sources and participating in interactive activities. Students will learn about the causes of the Revolution, the role of the Tavern during the Revolutionary War, and the War’s impact on colonial New Yorkers and the city’s landscape. Interactive activities include a student reenactment of Washington’s emotional farewell to his officers that took place in the Long Room at Fraunces Tavern. Students will have the opportunity to use what they learned during their museum tour to decide for themselves whether they would have been revolutionaries or loyalists- by signing their very own Oath of Allegiance!

Length of Program: 90 minutes, educator- led. Programming is held during morning hours (starting at 10:00am or 10:30am) before the Museum opens to the public.

Targeted Subjects: American Revolution, Colonial New York City, Early American Tavern Life, George Washington, History of Fraunces Tavern.

Grades: 4th - 5th

Cost: $4 per student / $2 Title I schools

  • 50% discount for Title I schools
  • A maximum of 35 students (1 class) can be accommodated during this program.

To better prepare your class for their trip check out our School Program Pre-visit Materials! Included in this packet are directions to the Museum, additional information for teachers, as well as materials and activities designed for young readers.

We are now scheduling for the 2016-2017 school year. Complete the form below to reserve a visit to the Museum today! For additional questions, please contact the Director of Education at (212) 425- 1778 x213 or at 2Education@FrauncesTavernMuseum.org

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Revolutionary Heroes & Tavern Life: 54 students max Documenting History: 35 students max
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