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About New York Historical Tours

About Us

Our mission at New York Historical Tours is to give you the best possible New York experience through exciting and enriching professionally guided tours.  All of our tours are led by experienced and knowledgeable officially licensed local tour guides. On your tour you can expect to see some familiar places and make many new discoveries about the world’s most fascinating city, where every street and building has a story to tell.   We keep our group tours small so you can expect personalized attention and the highest level of service.

About Our Tours

All of our signature tours are two hour professionally guided walking tours that move at a leisurely pace and are handicap and stroller accessible. Secheduled tours start promptly at 10am at the designated meeting location for your chosen tour.    We recommend you plan to arrive a few minutes early wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.  There will be opportunities at certain times during the tour if requested to use a restroom though please keep in mind that it is your responsibility to reconnect with the tour.

Booking your Tour

Advance reservations are required for all tours. For scheduled public tours you may reserve and purchase in advance online or make a reservation by phone or email and pay at the time of tour by cash, credit or debit card.

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If you would like to give a tour as a gift you can puirchase a gift certificate for a scheduled or private tour. Gift certificates are redeemable for any signature tour and are availilbe online or by calling (646) 320-1277. For more information or to puchase a gift certicate please click the gift below.

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Our Policies

We want you to have a great experience and will do our best to accommodate you.  Even with the best intentions we understand that sometimes things happen.

We ask kindly that you please take a moment to review our policies:

Weather – all tours are conducted on a year round basis rain or shine.  If inclement weather is expected or there is a severe weather advisory warning in effect around the time of the tour, the tour may be cancelled and we will contact all guests booked for that tour at which time they may choose to reschedule the tour to another day or request a refund.

Exchanges and Refunds - If for any reason you cannot make your scheduled tour we will be happy to reschedule your tour for another day.  If you must cancel your tour we will provide a full refund of your tour at your request with at a minimum of 24 hours notice.  You may also transfer your tour to someone else, but please inform us either by phone or e-mail of your intentions up to an hour before your tour is scheduled to begin.

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Awards and Reviews

New York Historical Tours Awarded
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Recognized as a top performing activity in New York as reviewed by travelers on the worlds largest travel website

Trip Advisors Certificate of excellence 2017

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Yelp Five Star

CBS New York Names New York Historical Tours
"Best Historical Walking Tour in New York"

CBS New York

Media and Press

Recent Articles:

Harlem's Main Drag Enters A New Era

Bisnow - May 17, 2016

The Theater District’s Second Real Estate Act

Bisnow - April 5, 2016

The History Behind The Subterranean Retail Hubs Of Rockefeller Center, Grand Central And Penn Station

Bisnow - January 26, 2016

Thanksgiving Tour: The Macy's Parade Route

Bisnow - November 25, 2015

Lower Broadway’s Haunted Past and Ascendant Present

Bisnow - October 27, 2015

8th Street: Downtown's Main Drag

Bisnow - September 29, 2015

Roosevelt Island Retail Resurgence

Bisnow - September 1, 2015

NYC's Garment District Past and Future

Bisnow - July 28, 2015

Neighborhood Tour: The Real Story Behind Flatiron's Retail Revival

Bisnow - May 20, 2015

Manhattan's Oldest Street - Part 3

Bisnow - November 10, 2014>

Manhattan's Oldest Street - Part 2

Bisnow - October 14 -2014

Manhattan's Oldest Street - Part 1

Bisnow - October 1, 2014

Fort Green Brooklyn's Next Hot Spot

Bisnow - July 10, 2014

What's New Around Historic Fort Green

Bisnow - June 26, 2014

How the High Line Has Changed Manhattan: Part 3

Bisnow - May 14 2014

How the High Line Has Changed Manhattan: Part 2

Bisnow - May 13, 2014

How the High Line Has Changed Manhattan: Part 1

Bisnow - May 12. 2014

Made in Manhattan

Business Traveller - July/August 2012
Business Traveller Magazine - Made in Manhattan (pdf)

For press and media inquires please call (646) 320-1277 or send us an e-mail


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