Where: Fraunces Tavern Museum
54 Pearl St.
212-968-1776 Price: $1
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On December 4, 1783, nine days after the last British soliders left American soil, General George Washington visited Fraunces Tavern. He invited his officers of the Continental Army to thank them for their service and to bid them farewell. After embracing each officer and wishing them well, Washington left for Annapolis, where he would resign his military commission before traveling on to Mount Vernon. The only first-hand account of this emotional goodbye comes from The Memoirs of Colonel Benjamin Tallmadge, which Fraunces Tavern Museum has on display in our collection
To commemorate Washington’s emotional farewell to his Officers that took place in the Long Room on December 4, 1783, a special reenactment of the farewell will occur throughout the day in the famous Long Room.