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From the Fraunces Tavern Museum website:

Washington’s Farewell

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  • 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.

    This year we are thrilled to announce that actor Ian Kahn, who portrayed George Washington on the hit AMC series TURN,will be at the Museum to reprise his role and reenact the toast given by George Washington in Fraunces Tavern’s historic Long Room on December 4, 1783. Joining Ian to reenact the toast will be Dan Shippey, a George Washington reenactor and expert from the Breed’s Hill Institute who served as Ian’s mentor and inspiration during his time working on the show. Come and witness the toast, interact with “George,” and talk with Ian about his life-changing experience playing the General on TV.


    Visitors will enjoy $1 admission for this exciting day of events; which will also include additional tours and activities throughout the day; such as a colonial costume photobooth, and hands-on family activities.

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Start Date : 07.11.2016
History Weeks Summer 2016

Session One: Ages 9-12, July 11-15, 8:30 AM—3:00 PM

Children explore life in 19th-century New York City via historic crafts and games, behind-the-scenes tours, old-fashioned cooking, scavenger hunts, and a field trips to another historic site. On the last day, campers create their own exhibits and lead their guests on a tour of the museum. Please bring a brown bag lunch. Mid-morning snack provided.  Camp Fee: $275; 10% discount for Family Level Museum Members

For registration form or additional information, please call the Museum at 212-838-6878 or email n.sokolova@mvhm.org

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Session Two: Ages 6-8, July 18-22, 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Young campers become history detectives in the Museum and grounds as they explore daily life in New York City in the 1800s. Children learn through interactive activities such as making ice cream, writing with quills and ink, and historic children’s games. Mid-morning snack provided.

Camp Fee: $200 10% discount for Family Level Museum Members

Concert at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden


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