New York City Attractions
There are a number of New York City attractions related to the Revolutionary War. New York City tourism attractions include Morris Mansion a
home in northern Manhattan that served as headquarters for both George
Washington and British General Sir Henry Clinton, Bowling Green,
where New York colonists pulled down a statue of King George III and
used its lead for bullets, Fraunces Tavern on Pearl Street, a popular meeting place for New
York City patriots and Saint Paul's Church, once attended by George Washington and the
home of the original Great Seal of the United States. There are New York
City tours available that will take you to the most important Revolutionary War sites in the city.
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Revolutionary War, we would like to give you
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Church at Broadway and Wall Street, this church burned down in the fire after the British stormed the city
and is the burial place of Alexander Hamilton
Hill on William Street, site of a clash between Americans and British soldiers more than a year before the
Green at the foot of Broadway, this is where the colonists pulled down a statue of King George III riding a
horse after hearing George Washington read the Declaration of
Independence out loud to his troops
Greene Park on Dekalb Avenue, this site was the home of Fort Putnam during the Revolutionary War and has a
monument to the colonists who died on British prison ships in the bay
Stone House in Byrne Park - at Fourth Avenue and Third Street in Brooklyn, site where the Maryland 400
blocked the British advance on Long Island, suffering a 90% casualty
rate, but allowing General Washington's army to escape
Huts/Dyckman House on Broadway, this site was the campsite of the Hessian soldiers hired by King George III
during the seven year occupation of New York City during the Revolutionary War
Mansion on Jumel Terrace at 160th Street, this home of Tory Roger Morris was confiscated by
George Washington and served as his headquarters in northern Manhattan,
it also served as the headquarters of British General Sir Henry Clinton
and German Commander, Baron Wilhelm von Knyphausen during the war
Paul's Church at Broadway and Fulton, this is the only church from the Revolutionary era to still survive intact
and be in continuous use, George Washington attended church here while
he stayed in New York City, as well as British Generals Cornwallis and
Howe, the original painting of the Great Seal of the United States
hangs here as well
- Fraunces Tavern on Pearl Street, this was a
popular meeting place of New York patriots, George Washington was
hosted here on several occasions, the building also was home to several
offices of the early government of the United States
House on Hylan Boulevard - Staten Island, this house was the site of the famous meeting between Admiral
Lord Richard Howe and Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and John Rutledge,
Howe wanted to negotiate a peace agreement after taking New York City,
the Americans refused considering their Declaration of Independence
other New York City attractions related to the Revolutionary War.
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Old Stone House - Brooklyn, New York Site where Maryland 400 held back British army allowing General Washington's army to escape, while suffering a 90% casualty rate
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