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Declaring Independence: New York City’s Revolutionary Beginning

Jul 09 | Fri |
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On the evening of July 9, 1776, General George Washington ordered the Continental Army to gather at the Commons for one of the first readings of the Declaration of Independence. For the first time, the Continental Army heard the infamous words, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

That evening, as news of the Declaration spread throughout the city, a mob of soldiers, members of the Sons of Liberty, and patriot New Yorkers made their way down to Bowling Green Park. They were going to take down the largest remaining symbols of British control in the city - the statue of King George III.

In this immersive walking tour, Mrs Q, a prominent merchant, will guide you back in time to relive one of the most important days in New York City during the Revolutionary War. Along the way, you’ll interact with several reenactors to revolutionary events, like a public reading of the Declaration of Independence, an address from General Washington himself, and Sons of Liberty members recounting the tearing down of the statue of King George III and Bowling Green Park.

Venue: Fraunces Tavern Museum

54 Pearl Street, 2nd Fl Map