Thursday, June 2, 2016

Fraunces Tavern

Fraunces Tavern, located in lower Manhattan at the corner of Pearl and Broad Streets. It claims to be the oldest extant building in Manhattan, dating back to 1719, although it has been rebuilt and renovated many times, so much so that it no longer bears its original appearance.

The tavern was a meeting place of the American revolutionary group the Sons of Liberty, and post-Revolution, was the site of Washington's farewell speech to his officers, and the first seat of the first American federal government.

It is also a stop on the American Whiskey Trail, which sounds like my kind of trail.

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