7. Fraunces Tavern

Located on 54 Pearl Street in Lower Manhattan, Fraunces Tavern was attended by many prominent figures in our history and the spot of many famous meetings, like George Washington’s 1783 farewell to his troops. As a gathering place for patriots into the 19th century, even Hamilton attended meetings and parties here. On July 4th, 1804, Hamilton and Aaron Burr both attended a dinner hosted by the Society of the Cincinnati just one week before the two would have their famous duel.

Since 1904 the tavern has been under the ownership of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York. Though the many reconstructions it has undergone have attempted to restore the original edifice, several fires in the 19th century made it impossible to know the original building plan.