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Sympathetic Spies: George Washington’s Eyes and Ears in Lower Manhattan

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Walking Tour led by Lucie Levine

The British Revolutionary War spymaster Major General George Beckwith claimed that “Washington didn’t really outfight the British, he simply out-spied us.”

Join Archive on Parade founder Lucie Levine as she retraces the steps of Washington’s master spies, who operated in Lower Manhattan. Discover who peddled the first fake news, meet the tailor who saved Washington’s life twice, and find out what Eagles, Turtles, and Vultures have to do with turncoats and saboteurs.

Museum Members $25
Public Ticket: $30

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Ticket purchase includes complimentary Museum admission. Visit our Confidential: The American Revolution’s Agents of Espionage exhibit to learn more about patriot spies and use a cipher wheel to decode a secret message hidden in the exhibition!


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Lucie Levine aims to take New York’s fascinating history out of the archives and into the streets. She’s a native New Yorker, and licensed New York City tour guide, with a passion for the city’s social, political and cultural history. Lucie has collaborated with local partners including the New York Public Library, the 92nd Street Y, the Brooklyn Brainery, The Society for the Advancement of Social Studies and Nerd Nite to offer exciting tours, lectures and community events all over town.


Tickets must be purchased in advance. You will receive a confirmation email from Fraunces Tavern Museum with the starting location of the tour within 24 business hours. Please be sure to check your spam folder if you do not receive an email within that time frame.

For all Museum Member ticket purchases, please complete payment using the name on your membership card.

Refund Policy: Refund requests must be made at least 24 hours in advance of a ticketed event for a full refund. Any refund requests made within 24 hours of an event or after the event date has occurred will not be possible.

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

Earlier Event: September 14
Revolutionary Spies
Later Event: September 17
How The Spies Did It