17. Fraunces Tavern

Chuck makes his speech at the historical Fraunces Tavern down at 54 Pearl Street in Lower Manhattan. Holding both the title of “Manhattan’s oldest building” (though there is some debate over this) and “New York’s oldest restaurant,” Fraunces Tavern played a crucial role in the American Revolution and even housed several federal offices afterwards. In 1783, the then-general George Washington chose to bid farewell to his officers inside its historic halls. Located at the corner of Pearl and Broad Street, the legendary tavern now functions as both a museum (on the second and third floors) and an expansive restaurant (taking up the first floor).

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