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Evacuation Day Walking Tour


Led by Fred Cookinham


New York City was occupied by the British for over seven years during 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.

Led by New York City Tour Guide, Fred Cookinham, follow in the footsteps of General Washington and his troops as they entered New York in triumph after the war. Learn about the people and sites of New York and what it was like to be caught up in a revolution.


Museum Members $20
Public Ticket $25

Evacuation Day Walking Tour

Frederick Cookinham has been a licensed New York City tour guide for 21 years. He holds a BA in American History from Cortland State and an MA from Brooklyn College. He has led tours for the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership, the New-York Historical Society, and many other groups.


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

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets will NOT be shipped in the mail. You will receive a confirmation email with the starting location of the tour within 24 business hours. If you do not receive an email within this time frame, check your SPAM folder. Your name will be on a check-in list at the starting location with museum personnel.