Where are the underground tunnels built by masons in New York City and Boston in 1760's~1780's? Do they exist till our present day?

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    Where did you here about them?
    – Luke_0
    Nov 19, 2012 at 21:36
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    – Russell
    Nov 19, 2012 at 23:45
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    Is this about the alligators? ;P
    – yannis
    Nov 20, 2012 at 0:24
  • There are still lots of tunnels in Boston and NYC, what specifically about them are you looking to find out about?
    – MichaelF
    Nov 20, 2012 at 12:47
  • I mean the tunnels that existed during the American Revolution not Subway tunnels
    – K''
    Nov 20, 2012 at 16:28

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I've found something:

Originally, the small building was known as Goff’s Tavern and was rumored to have secret tunnels to which the local English-sympathizing Tories would repair for escape from the Patriots. Later, runaway slaves allegedly used them during the Civil War. So far, those tunnels haven’t been confirmed, but additional archeological digs are planned.

Craft Masonry in Orange and Rockland Counties, New York Page 23

However, it appears this info was copied directly from another article(warning: large file) which goes into much deeper detail about the tavern. However, it says no more about the tunnel. It does not say when the building was constructed, but it does allude to the late 1700s. It is found in Monroe, New York. It could be what you're looking for.

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