revolutionary war walking tour join-or-dieWalk through historic lower Manhattan with us. Our licensed tour guide will weave a vivid and compelling tale of NYC life in the 1770s.


On your walking tour you’ll:

  • Hear about the feuding families and political intrigues that pit neighbor against neighbor, patriot against loyalist.
  • Listen to stories about real people who lived, worked and ultimately fought for a dream of freedom.
  • Learn about NYC’s beginnings and its strategic role in the American Revolution.

Many of the city’s oldest landmarks can’t be seen from a tour bus or aren’t marked.  Our Revolutionary War Era Walking Tour will make sure you don’t miss them!

Tour size is limited!

We limit our groups to 10 on weekdays and 16 on weekends. This allows your guide to give you individual attention if you have questions, want to discuss something in-depth while walking between stops, or with other needs like finding a restroom.

We Give Private Tours

You choose the date, time, length and tour and we’ll do the rest. Reasonably priced. We can accommodate up to 30 people at group rates.

Great for classes and home school groups studying NY history!!!

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Gen. George Washington made his headquarters on Broadway.

Battles were fought on Manhattan Island.

NYC was under martial law, occupied by the British Army.

The Royal Printer was a spy for the colonists.

NYC was the nation’s first capitol.

The right to a free press was the result of a legal dispute between two New Yorkers.

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  1. 1
    Liberty Pole on the Commons
    Why did a pole stuck in the ground become a source of growing discord between the colonists and the British and ultimately cause four violent riots to occur?
  2. 2
    St. Paul’s Chapel
    The site of our nation’s first Presidential inaugural service. Hear about the “Liberty Printer” buried in the graveyard and what he did to earn a place in history.
  3. 3
    Trinity Church
    Visit the graves of Founding Fathers, Sons of Liberty, Military Commanders, and two Treasury Secretaries.
  4. 4
    Brooklyn Hights
    Stand at the colonial shoreline of the East River and envision the approaching British Fleet, with so many ships that their masts were thick as a forest.  Would General Washington’s small army be defeated in 1776?
  5. 5
    The Bowling Green
    After hearing the Declaration of Independence an unruly crowd tore down the statue of King George III, knocked all of the crown ornaments off of the surrounding fence and had them melted for musket balls.  The fence still stands today as it was left that night.
  6. 6
    Fraunces Tavern
    Built in 1719 as a private home and selected by Gen. Washington as the place to give his farewell address at the end of the war. (1783)

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We want you to have a great time while you learn about our city’s extraordinary history. Your guide will be an historian with more than a decade of in-depth research into the time period. All of the stories you’ll hear are based on original documents, some of which you will see on the tour. We are experts in our field who are totally focused on bringing you the best historical experience possible!

Questions are not only welcome but encouraged. The more you talk, the more we can tailor the narrative to your interests. Since we don’t use scripts or notes our extensive knowledge allows us to change the tour as we go, depending upon the needs of each group. Each tour is its own unique experience. The more you interact with your guide the better your tour will be.