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Exciting Tours Through the Neighborhoods of New York

Our walking tours will give you the ultimate New York experience with up close and personal encounters around some of the world's most famous neighborhoods and landmarks. Get to know the stories and secrets behind the people and places that formed the city and shaped the nation as you discover the treasures hidden between the city streets. Our tours are an exciting, fun and affordable way to get an in depth look at many of the distinct neighborhoods of Manhattan. You will experience New York through its rich history, diverse culture and inspiring dynamic by the most knowledgeable and professional guides in the industry. Get ready for an inspiring and unforgettable experience with New York Historical Tours.

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New York Historical Tours provides a variety of inspiring and informative professionally guided walking tours daily through many distinct neighborhoods of Manhattan as well as epic time capsule tours of significant eras in history. All of the tours listed below are two hours long and move along at a leisurely pace.




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Manhattan has many distinct neighborhoods all with their own unique style and character.



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Historic Lower Manhattan and the Financial District Tour

Discover New York from it's early colonial history and hear the stories behind how it evolved to become the financial capital of the world. A walk through this historic district includes Downtown Harbor with spectacular views of the Statue of Liberty, Battery Park, Custom House, Stone Street, Fraunces Tavern, Wall Street, Federal Reserve, the New York Stock Exchange, Federal Hall, Trinity Church, the Woolworth Building and City Hall.

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South Street Seaport and the Brooklyn Bridge Tour

South Street Seaport is the most preserved historic district in Manhattan featuring some of the oldest architecture in New York City.  The Dutch settlers constructed this first major port in 1625 and it quickly became the region’s most important center for commerce and trade and fueled the growth of the city.  Engage in the past, present and future of this dynamic historic district as we navigate through the cobblestone streets from the oldest federalist style buildings to the most modern innovations that host world class dining, shopping and entertainment.   Top off the tour by exploring the iconic engineering marvel that is the Brooklyn Bridge and get some of most scenic and panoramic views of the city.

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Greenwich Village, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour

The Village is renowned for being an epicenter of creativity and a melting pot of culture. Considered one of New York’s best walking experiences you will explore vibrant neighborhoods full of life and character including City Hall, the Brooklyn Bridge, Five Points, Chinatown, Mulberry Street and Little Italy, the Bowery, Nolita, Spring Street, Bleecker Street, Washington Square Park, surrounded by the world’s greatest variety of markets, bars, cafes, restaurants, specialty shops and entertainment venues.

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The West Village, Chelsea and the High Line Tour 

The West Village is considered the heart and oldest part of Greenwich Village. Beautiful townhouses, fine art galleries, one-of-a-kind stores and multitudes of cafes restaurants and entertainment venues dominate the scene here. Many homes here have historical significance especially in the literary field with many small parks and squares adding to the charm and to the area. Exploring this unique and trendy neighborhood includes a visit to Jefferson Market Library, Stonewall Inn, Gansevoort Historic District, Chelsea Market, The Meat Packing District, and a walk through the artistically landscaped High Line park.

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Times Square, and the Theater District Tour

 

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Majestic Midtown Manhattan Tour

Explore the heart of the city, world famous for soaring sky scrapers, entertainment, fashion and shopping venues. Visit Grand Central Terminal, the Chrysler Building, the New York Public Library, Bryant Park, Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center and NBC Studios, Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Trump Tower, The Plaza Hotel and Fifth Avenue.

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Central Park Discovery Tour

Central Park is the centerpiece of Manhattan and America’s most popular and celebrated park where natural landscapes and man made features have been masterfully intertwined into a spectacular work of living art. It serves as an oasis of beauty and recreation for New Yorkers and visitors alike. Our guides will take you through every significant feature and design element in the park including Grand Army Plaza, The Central Park Zoo, Loeb Boathouse, The Pond, Tavern on the Green, Sheep’s Meadow, Strawberry Fields, The Mall, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Belvedere Castle, Delacorte Theater, Shakespeare Gardens, The Great Lawn, The Reservoir, and many remarkable sculptures, statues, fountains and lakes that make up this most extraordinary urban retreat.

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Highlights of Harlem Tour

Harlem is the capital of African American culture that has gone under many transformations through history. Early settlers employed the fertile farm land which developed into vast estates for wealthy New Yorkers during and after the revolutionary war until the late nineteenth century made way for modern developments that would be inhabited in large part by the African American community. Over the next several decades Harlem became a center of great artistic activity from writers, artists, musicians and intellectuals inspiring a cultural revolution and the Harlem Renaissance. On this tour you will go through the rich history of this neighborhood and visit Abyssinian Baptist Church, Apollo Theater, Swing Street, Striver's Row, Astor Row, and more.

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Take a journey back in time and ignite your imagination through amazing places on one of our time capsule tours



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Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Fathers Tour

Experience the life and legacy of Alexander Hamilton; one of the most intriguing and accomplished figures in American History. Hear the inspiring story of an orphan from an obscure island to hero for the cause of independence caught the attention of General George Washington. Hamilton spirited genius helped form the nation on many different levels. Explore the relationships and the dynamics with other founding fathers such as Jefferson, Madison, Washington Adams and Burr. Walk through and discover where the history happened including Fraunces Tavern, Federal Hall, St. Paul’s Church and final resting place of Alexander Hamilton.

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The Gilded Age: They Heyday of High Society

The Gilded Age: the Heyday of High Society takes you back through the history of the American Industrial Revolution and explores the lives and dynamics of the titans of American business; John Jacob Astor, Cornelius Vanderbilt, John D Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, J.P. Morgan and more. Guests will discover their inspiring rise to great fortune and power, the dynamics of the empires they built, the power struggles between them, and get to know the high times and intimate details of their personal lives. On this tour you will travel through millionaire’s row to see some of their lavish mansions, elite private social clubs and museums that house the treasures of self-made American royalty. Points of interest will include: Metropolitan Club, the Metropolitan Museum of Art the Carnegie, Frick, Duke Mansions and more.

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The Jazz Age: Swing, Style and Social Revolution

Experience New York from exciting times of the Roaring 1920's through the transformative 30s and 40s. New York was at the center of influence through radio, film, theater, publications style and design that promoted a shift into social revolution and modern culture. A generation of youth with new found affluence congregate the grand theaters, lively dance halls, swanky night clubs and defiant speakeasy’s to enjoy new found leisure time and social liberation. This engaging tour will take you through iconic sites of the era: Times Square 42nd Street, Swing Street, Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center and many other art deco masterpieces. Along the way you will get to know the legendary theaters, restaurants, speakeasies and trendsetters of the day.

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Looking for something special? Let our experts create the perfect unforgettable New York experience that is sure to enlighten, excite and inspire. We will design a custom tour tailored to your unique interests and schedule from two hour explorations to comprehensive multi day adventures. Please contact us to inquire about our custom tours.




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