While everyone nationwide is enjoying their Thanksgiving weekend, New Yorker’s celebrate a special day that goes back to 1783, Evacuation Day.

It is celebrated on November 25th every year in lower Manhattan celebrating when the British left Manhattan island after what was the end of the of the American Revolutionary War. A little unknown fact is that there were many battles that were fought here in New York City and at one time New York City was under martial law and occupied by the British.

Fraunces Tavern in lower Manhattan  still stands today and in celebration of Evacuation Day we bring back my interview of Jessica Baldwin Phillips, Executive Director of Fraunces Tavern Museum, who tells some of the stories going back to 1783 including Evacuation Day.