You can see me, Karen Q, Thursday, February 16, 2017 on the Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum. 9:00 ET/PT Mutually Assured Missteps, First Train Robbery and Declaration Discovered Don Wildman inspects a fighter jet from the cold war, examines an 1860s replica steam locomotive and investigates a rare print of the Declaration of Independence… read more →
One of the biggest “no way!” moments I’ve ever had while reading about the American Revolution (and there have been many) was the Meschianza. I first came across the story while reading “History of New York During the Revolutionary War” by Thomas Jones. Jones, a New York Tory (Loyalist) and former court judge, wrote a.. read more →
Farewell to the British! Evacuation Day. Before President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday, the most celebrated day of the year in New York City was Evacuation Day, November 25, 1783. The Long Occupation September 21, 1776 – British forces commanded by General William Howe took possession of New York City. Washington’s defeated army.. read more →
A Spy for a Spy: Nathan Hale and John Andre Most of us are familiar with the story of Nathan Hale and the brave words with which he went to his death, “My only regret is that I have but one life to give for my country.” But what was really going on that September.. read more →
August 29, 1776 – The first battle in the Battle of New York, the Battle of Brooklyn, is underway. After a week of facing off against General Howe’s forces in Brooklyn, General Washington finds himself in Brooklyn Heights with his army. British and Hessian infantry, artillery and light horse surround him on three sides: South,.. read more →
Karen took the time to show us all the important places relevant to Hamilton over the course of 3 hours. The tour only had 5 participants so there was all sorts of time for questions and answers throughout the tour. Her knowledge of the subject matter was complete and she had a nice way of making it come together in a very interesting way. She was also careful to let us know when certain things she was talking about were not necessarily fact but gave us enough information to engage our own thoughts toward the situation. We will definitely take another one of her tours in the future. We highly recommend Patriot Tour to anyone visiting, or living in the area.
My husband & I are TURN fans so thoroughly enjoyed the Revolutionary NY Tour.
Despite the cold and rain, there was so much information and so many great stories
that we were not discouraged. Next time we're in town, we will definitely be taking
another tour. Tickets would make an excellent gift.
This was an awesome tour! Karen was great and extremely knowledgeable. The only regret I hve is not booking the private tour, because I would have loved to get more in depth stories and conversations, but that's just me being selfish! Such a great time!
I booked this tour after finding it on TripAdvisor. Touring the historical portions of lower manhattan was a real treat. Karen is a very knowledgeable tour guide. She made the experience fun and I learned so much on this visit. My friend and I will definitely book her Alexander Hamilton tour on our next visit. If you are looking for an intimate small tour that is full of interesting stories as well as facts this is it!!
I met my mum in New York and couldn't wait to repeat the Revolutionary tour. It rained hard for the whole tour, but we didn't notice. I learned even more and was reminded of things I had forgotten. Karen is the most interesting person to spend two and a half precious hours with.