This Day in History: British Occupation of NYC during the Revolutionary War

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Soon after July 4, 1776, the British captured New York City and made it their base of operations until 1783. Today’s verdant City Hall Park was once home to British barracks that stood near what is believed to be NYC’s first almshouse. Visit our partner project, the Archaeology Project, to dig further into NYC history:

You can also take the quiz to see If you can identify these artifacts from the late 1700s: