All of our pre-order tickets are SOLD OUT.
Remaining tickets for these performances will be sold starting at 11:00am on December 3 on a first come-first served basis.

Didn't get a ticket to see Ian Kahn's performance in the Long room?
There's till a chance to see Ian from 3:15-3:50 in our Flag Gallery - no timed ticket required!
See details below!

Event Details

Ian Kahn in TURN. Image courtesty of

Ian Kahn in TURN. Image courtesty of

To commemorate Washington’s emotional farewell to his Officers that took place in the Long Room on December 4, 1783, a special reenactment of the farewell will occur throughout the day in the famous Long Room.

This year we are thrilled to announce that actor Ian Kahn, who portrayed George Washington on the hit AMC series TURN: Washington's Spies,will be at the Museum to reenact the toast given by George Washington in Fraunces Tavern’s historic Long Room on December 4, 1783. Joining Ian to reenact the toast will be Dan Shippey, a George Washington reenactor and expert from the Breed’s Hill Institute who served as Ian’s historical advisor and collaborator during his time working on the show. Come and witness the toast, interact with “George,” and talk with Ian about his life-changing experience playing the General on TV.

Visitors will enjoy $1 admission for this exciting day of events; which will also include additional public guided tours.

*See below for more information on the ticketed portion of the day's events.*

dan shippey - image courtesy of breed's hill institute

dan shippey - image courtesy of breed's hill institute

Schedule of Events


For this special event, we are offering $1 admission to the Museum and all the day's events; which include the reenactments in the Long Room.


Washington's Farewell  - The Long Room

Each reenactment of the farewell toast will be given in the actual room where George Washington bade farewell to his officers on December 4, 1783. Depending on which performance you attend, you will either witness the toast given by actor Ian Kahn, who will answer questions and discuss what it was like to play The General on TURN: Washington's Spies, OR you will witness the toast given by Dan Shippey - who will not only be giving the toast as The General himself, but will also be portraying him throughout the remainder of the day.

  • There will be 7 performances of Washington’s Farewell Toast throughout the day.

* = performances by Ian Kahn



  • Due to the limited public space available in our period room, each performance has a capacity of 25 people.
  • To best accommodate visitors, each of the 7 performances will have timed entry tickets.
  • For each performance time, 15 tickets will be available for pre-sale.


  • The remaining 10 tickets will be available for purchase at the door on December 3 on a first come first served basis.
  • After purchasing your ticket online, you will receive a confirmation email from Fraunces Tavern Museum within 24 BUSINESS HOURS. This email will have a ticket to PRINT and bring with you to gain entrance to the performance.
  • Each timed ticket MUST be used for the performance time listed on your ticket. Please be on time as there will be NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Your timed entry ticket includes access to the entirety of the museum as well as any other tours and activities happening throughout the day. You do NOT need a timed ticket to see the rest of the Museum or participate in any other events throughout the day. For example, if you arrive at the Museum at 11:00am and purchase a timed entry ticket for a performance not scheduled until later that afternoon, you are welcome to explore the rest of the museum, participate in other planned activities, or come back at your scheduled time.

Q&A With George Washington & Ian Kahn - The Flag Gallery

Meet George Washington - 12:15pm
Visitors will have an opportunity to meet The General himself. Don't miss your chance to learn the history of our nation's founding straight from the Country's First President.

Meet Ian Kahn - 3:15pm
Didn't get a chance to see Ian Kahn give the toast in the Long Room? No worries! Head into the Flag Gallery at 3:15 to meet Ian Kahn, snap a photo with him, and hear about what it was like playing The General on TURN: Washington's Spies.

Other Museum Must-Dos:

Confidential: The American Revolution's Agents of Espionage - The Loeb Gallery
In the spirit of the day, don't forget to check out  our newest exhibition, Confidential: The American Revolution's Agents of Espionage! You can view never before seen objects from the Museum's collection, including artifacts and images detailing the infamous story of traitor Benedict Arnold, and letters from the leader of Long Island’s Culper Spy Ring, Benjamin Tallmadge, to the operation’s mastermind, “Spy Master 711”—George Washington himself.

Free Guided Tour Times - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - The Flag Gallery
On this tour you will get a look at the entire museum and all its gallery spaces. All guided tours will start in the Flag Gallery and are free to the public with the purchase of Admission.

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Colonial Photobooth - The Flag Gallery
You can don a tricorne hat or an apron and pop into our Colonial Photobooth to #RockOutWithYourFrockOut! Snap a photo with family and friends or with our mascot, Paul the Pewter. Make sure to share your photo on social media using #frauncestavern.


FREE treats from Insomnia Cookies - The Mesick Gallery
Insomnia Cookies has generously donated cookies to our Washington's Farewell celebrations! Make sure to get here early if you want a taste - they won't last all day!


This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council