NYC’s only Daily Revolutionary Era Walking Tour since 2005!

revolutionary war walking tour join-or-dieExperience historic Lower Manhattan. Your guide will weave a vivid and compelling tale of NYC life in the 1770s.

“The Most Magnificent Town in North America!”  Filled with people from different places, speaking different languages and practicing different religions, NYC was the blueprint for the nation’s future. 

On your walking tour you’ll:

  • Hear about the feuding families and political intrigues that pit neighbor against neighbor, patriot against loyalist
  • Visit some of the oldest remaining historic sites in New York City like St. Paul’s Chapel, Trinity Church Graveyard and Fraunces Tavern.
  • Walk in the footsteps of historic figures you know (Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, John Jay) as well as those you’ll come to know (Philip and William Livingston, John Holt, Alexander McDougall).
  • See actual documents from the time period.  Hear the story of the conflict in the words of the people who lived through it.

We use a storytelling format from start to finish. You will feel like an observer to the events as they happened.

Hamilton: The Musical

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Complete your Hamilton experience with a walk through the city he loved. Learn more about the people and events that shaped his beliefs. We’ll visit the sites that were a part of his everyday life like King’s College, Wall Street, the Merchant’s Coffee House and Trinity Church.  You’ll hear your favorite Hamilton stories while standing right where they happened. A great accompaniment to the musical.



  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
    Built in 1766, it has survived wars, floods and 9/11. 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 Heights
    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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  1. 1
    Which Side?
    Brothers take opposite sides, fathers against sons mothers and children separated. who can you trust?.
  2. 2
    Alexander McDougall
    Popular ship captain and merchant spends four months in jail for authoring a broadside and becomes a colonial hero.
  3. 3
    Mary Murray
    Delays the British by offering the officers afternoon tea to help Washington’s retreat. Or does she?
  4. 4
    Golden Hill
    January 1770, the first TRUE bloodshed of the Revolution, forget about Boston.
  5. 5
    Kings College
    Should NYers be made to pay tax to the Church of England? No way!


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 ONLY conduct tours of Lower Manhattan, and we’re great at it! Read our five star customer reviews, view the tour calendar, and buy tickets!  Or call Zerve at (800) 979-3370. Advance Sale Tickets Only!

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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!!!  Contact us:


Glimpses of the past still present in New York City

Shepard Smith explores history of Lower Manhattan

Here we are, doing what we do best on The Fox Report with Shepard Smith!



We also have a Civil War Tour, where you can find out the politically incorrect truth about what was REALLY going on in NYC during the 1860’s. Click on the flags for more info.


We want you to have a great time while you learn about our city’s extraordinary history. Your guide is a native New Yorker and 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 that you will see on the tour.  We are experts in our field who are totally focused on bringing you the best historical experience possible WITHOUT political bias.

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.