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Spend your July 4th NYC holiday with us on a Revolutionary War or Hamilton Walking Tour.  Join us for an unforgettable look at Independence Day and what it means to our nation’s history. Sons of Liberty, Rebels, Loyalists, Riots and Battles, all happened right here in Lower Manhattan.

Revolutionary War Walking Tour

Revolutionary War Walking Tour

Our Daily Revolutionary War Tour

Walk through historic Lower Manhattan with us. Your guide will weave a vivid and compelling tale of NYC life in the 1770s.

  • 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.

The Most Magnificent Town in North America! Loved and hated by our neighbors, filled with people from different places, New York City was the blueprint for the nation’s future.

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Hamilton Walking Tour

Hamilton Walking Tour

Hamilton, Burr and the Duel that Changed a Nation

Forget everything you think you know about Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr! Take a stroll through the lives of these two incredible men. We’ll tell you the story NO ONE else can.

  • How did two orphans rise to such prominence at the start of our nation? You’ll hear their personal stories in their own words and the words of those who knew them.
  • Experience the city as they lived it.
  • Hear the fascinating story of the nation’s first formally educated woman.
  • Learn about how one of the bitterest elections in American History lead to the famous duel. Who was the real instigator of that duel?

At the end of the tour, you can decide what’s truth and what’s myth.

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Civil War Era Walking Tour

Civil War Era Walking Tour

War Between the States or War of Northern Aggression?

A radically different look at the war that divided America. This is the true story of our nation at war with itself.

  • Experience 19th Century New York, a city of immense wealth and devastating poverty. A city on the verge of war.
  • Listen to stories about controversial New Yorkers like Horace Greeley and Fernando Wood who stood by their beliefs in the face of opposition.
  • Learn about NYC’s surprising and conflicted role in America’s most devastating war.

You’ll get the true, unvarnished story of what was happening as told in publications from the time.

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History is Fun, Really!

We know history is a bore to learn in school.  Since 2005, we’ve been working to change that by giving incredibly interesting and insightful history tours of Lower Manhattan. With infectious enthusiasm we’ll relay stories about larger than life NYers and the outrageously “only in New York” things they did. We’ll stand at the oldest Historic sites in the city, look at original documents and pictures and realize those NYers weren’t a whole lot different from the NYC we see today.

What Makes Us Different?

Unlike other walking tours we don’t spend a couple of days looking up sites on the internet and writing a script for a guide to use. We carefully research every time period we cover using period documents like newspapers, pamphlets, personal correspondence and broadsides. We pick events that we think you will find most interesting and that you can closely relate to. And all of our tours are designed to tell a complete story from start to finish. Our tours are not like anything else in NYC! Check out our reviews!

 

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Civil War Tour – Tweed Courthouse

Civil War Soldiers Monument in Queens, NYC

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Tour Extras

Every Tour Comes with Extras!

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If you like the documents you see on the tour, they are available to purchase at the end of the tour on DVD. You’ll get everything we show on the tour and more.

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