A Monument to Memory

300 Years of Living History



Though we typically remember its significance in the American Revolution, Fraunces Tavern continued to be an active and important social space in the many years following Washington's farewell. On the 300th anniversary of the building's construction, A Monument to Memory explores the many roles 54 Pearl Street has played in the public life of Lower Manhattan, inviting visitors to discover how the stories we tell through historic preservation and inquiry shape our memories of the past.

Photos from the exhibition’s installation, July 2019.

ON VIEW: Now through 2021

SEE THE EXHIBITION: Included in regular admission price. Become a Museum Member an visit this exhibition for free!

PREPARE FOR YOUR VISIT: View exhibition object labels here.

COMING SOON! Guided Tour -
Preserving the Past: The Restoration of Fraunces Tavern.