Fraunces Tavern Museum offers four seasonal walking tours of the Lower Manhattan neighborhood. Walking Tours are led by licensed New York City tour guides and highlight the historic locations of major Revolutionary War events. Join a walking tour today and you can experience the road to Revolution!

Tickets for all walking tours must be purchased in advance. Upon purchase of your ticket, you will be sent a confirmation email with the starting location of the tour within 24 business hours.


Spring Walking Tour

A Rebellious Brew: New York's Tea Party of 1774

Led by Fred Cookinham
11:00am - 1:00pm
Museum Members: $15
Public Ticket: $20

Boston was not the only Colonial city to have a ‘tea party’ in revolutionary times. Many seaport cities, including New York, had their own rebellions. Envision New York’s 1774 waterfront and discover why New York City was so late in the game to revel in patriotic spirit.

This walking tour is scheduled for April.

Summer Walking Tours

A Toast to History: Independence Eve

Friday, June 28

Led by Ellen Baird
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Museum Members: $25*
Public Ticket: $30*

Lift your glass and toast to America’s independence with New York City Tour Guide, Ellen Baird for a 2-hour walking tour of Revolutionary War history. Explore the sites and learn the 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, from the Sugar House prisons to General George Washington’s farewell to his troops at Fraunces Tavern. This tour is designed for novices and history buffs alike.

Purchase tickets here. *Ticket purchase for this walking tour includes 1 free drink ticket to Fraunces Tavern Restaurant & Bar.

The American Revolution: Dawn of Independence

Thursday, July 4

Led by Ellen Baird
6:00am – 8:00am
Museum Members: $20
Public Ticket: $25

Celebrate America’s independence on this pre-dawn walking tour. Explore Lower Manhattan in the quiet of the early morning hours with New York City Tour Guide, Ellen Baird for a 2-hour walking tour of Revolutionary War history. 

Purchase tickets here.


Washington & Hamilton in New York City*

Led by Bruce Racond
11:00am - 1:00pm
Museum Members: $15
Public Ticket: $20

American history comes alive on the streets where it happened as you find yourself in historic locations critical to the lives and partnership of Hamilton and Washington. Relive the first reading of the Declaration of Independence and the revolt that followed, honor the American soldiers in the massive Battle of Brooklyn, rejoice at the Constitution’s ratification and applaud Hamilton's achievement of the Compromise of 1790.  Stand at the site of Washington's momentous inauguration, gain insights into the duel between Hamilton and Aaron Burr, pay your respects at the final resting place of the Hamiltons, and much more. You'll hear stories, letters, speeches and see paintings from the time. This is an immersive tour for lovers of United States’ history and the musical Hamilton!

This walking tour is scheduled for August.

Fall Walking Tour

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Evacuation Day Walking Tour

Led by Fred Cookinham
11:00am - 1:00pm
Museum Members: $15
Public Ticket: $20

New York City had been occupied by the British for over seven years of the Revolutionary War. On November 25, 1783, the British filed onto their ships to leave for good and the War for Independence was finally over. Follow in the footsteps of General George Washington and his troops as they entered New York in triumph. Learn about the people and sites of Lower Manhattan and what it was like to be caught up in a revolution.

This walking tour is scheduled for November.