REVOLUTIONARY WAR WALKING TOUR
NYC’s only Daily Revolutionary Era Walking Tour since 2005!
Experience 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
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.
1Liberty Pole on the CommonsWhy 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?
2St. Paul’s ChapelBuilt 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.
3Trinity ChurchVisit the graves of Founding Fathers, Sons of Liberty, Military Commanders, and two Treasury Secretaries.
4Brooklyn HeightsStand 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?
5The Bowling GreenAfter 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.
6Fraunces TavernBuilt 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)
1Which Side?Brothers take opposite sides, fathers against sons mothers and children separated. who can you trust?.
2Alexander McDougallPopular ship captain and merchant spends four months in jail for authoring a broadside and becomes a colonial hero.
3Mary MurrayDelays the British by offering the officers afternoon tea to help Washington’s retreat. Or does she?
4Golden HillJanuary 1770, the first TRUE bloodshed of the Revolution, forget about Boston.
5Kings CollegeShould NYers be made to pay tax to the Church of England? No way!
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 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.
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Shepard Smith explores history of Lower Manhattan
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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.