New York City

Fraunces Tavern Museum

This tavern was an important meeting place before, during, and after the Revolutionary War, and even housed offices for the Department of War and the Treasury. Learn about the tavern’s proprietor, Samuel Fraunces, interpret paintings of the war and the stories they tell, and see the Long Room, a reconstruction of the dining room where George Washington said farewell to his officers in 1783. The museum is filled with period furnishings, paintings, and architecture. After touring the museum’s historic spaces, your learners will get to touch and examine reproduced colonial objects, discussing their history and their place in colonial life.
 
Contact Info
Address: 54 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10004. New York County. Tel: 212-425-1778. Website: www.frauncestavernmuseum.org. Hrs: Mon.-Fri. 12PM-5PM, Sat.-Sun. 11AM-5PM, & By appointment.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: 3rd-6th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Cost: Fee. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue