On this day, December 4th, 1783, US General George Washington formally bids his officers farewell at Fraunces Tavern in New York City. Fraunces Tavern is located at 54 Pearl Street at the corner of Broad Street in lower manhattan. It is a tavern, restaurant and museum. The building played a prominent role in American Revolution history and has been owned by the Sons of the Revolution and the State of New York since 1904. The Sons of the Revolution claim it is Manhattan's oldest surviving building.