Revolutionary War Walking Tour

Revolutionary War Walking Tour

Historic New York City

New York – In 1776  all eyes were on “The Island at the Center of the World”!

Take a walk from the Stamp Act of 1765 through President Washington’s Inauguration in 1789. Karen Q will weave a spellbinding story of the unbelievable events leading up to the American Revolution.

  •  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. (And some who spied, too!)
  •  Learn about NYC’s beginnings and its strategic role in the American Revolution.
  • Visit the city’s oldest historic sites while walking on the original colonial streets of NYC.
  • View newspapers, broadsides and pamphlets from the time. How do we know what was true?

Sons of Liberty, Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, Nathan Hale, and the Battle of New York are just some of what you’ll hear about while standing right where the events happened.

If you’re a fan of TURN on AMC, McCullough’s “1776”, Rutherford’s “New York” or just want to learn about how we got to be the USA you will LOVE this tour!

Limited Tour size: 15 weekdays and 20 weekends

Monday & Wednesday 10:00am
Alternate Saturdays 11:00am

$39.99/Adult $25.99/Child

Culper Spy Ring

Culper Spy Ring

Revolutionary War Spies

Our new tour dedicated to the Culper Spy Ring that operated in occupied NYC during the Revolutionary War!

Walk through the British occupied city. We’ll follow the story of spymasters Col Benjamin Tallmadge and Maj John Andre as they battle to outwit each other. Who would survive the deadly game of Revolutionary War espionage? And who would not?

  • We’ll imagine a city occupied by the British and converted into a military base
  • Visit the old Commons – site of the Provost Jail used to house rebel spies by the British
  • Learn the true story of early spy Nathan Hale, how he was captured and by whom  (it’s not what you think!)
  • Stand in the Oculus and look up at One World Trade Center, former site of the Holy Ground – the biggest, most notorious red light district in North America
  • Travel through colonial streets where we’ll find James Rivington’s print shop and coffeehouse, the tailor shop of Hercules Mulligan, the store run by Culper Jr., Robert Townsend, and more
  • Hear the incredible story of Benedict Arnold and how the spy ring warned General Washington
  • And what about 355? Who was she?

If you’re a fan of TURN on AMC and Netflix, or have read any of the popular books about spies operating during that time, you’ll love it! (Please note there will be some adult material on this tour that is not suitable for children.)


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. Who were these men really? You will be stunned at how different the reality is from what we believe today.

  • You’ll hear their personal stories in their own words and the words of those who knew them.
  • Visit the site of King’s College, The Room Where it Happened, Washington’s Inauguration, The Bank of NY, Trinity Church, St. Paul’s Chapel and the graves of Hamilton and Eliza!
  • Hear the fascinating story of the nation’s first fully educated woman on a tour stop dedicated to the women in their lives.(And find out which of the two was an early advocate of women’s education and independence.)
  • Learn about how one of the bitterest elections in American History lead two exceptional, successful men to the famous duel. Who really shot first?

At the end of the tour, you can decide what’s truth and what’s myth. And you might be VERY surprised what you learn!

Limited Tour size: 15 weekdays and 20 weekends

Tuesday & Thursday 12:00pm
Alternate Saturdays 11:00am

$39.99/Adult $25.99/Child

Tour Schedule

Civil War Tour

Our Civil War Tour will be running on a very limited basis in 2018. Click the link here for the tour description and calendar. If you are interested in the tour and would like to take it when it isn’t being offered, please contact us.


Our Tours Are Different!

Our tours are different from anything else in NYC!  We don’t spend a couple of days looking up sites on the internet and writing a script. Instead, we carefully research every time period we cover.  We use period documents like newspapers, pamphlets, personal correspondence and broadsides. Then, we pick events that you will find most interesting and that you can relate to. Plus, all of our tours are designed to tell a complete story from start to finish and conducted personally by the researcher.

Watch the video below to see how Karen Q builds our unique and amazing tours and what makes them different from all of the others. Then, check out our excellent reviews and book your tour!


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You can see all of our videos on our YouTube Channel!

Gift Cards

It’s that time of year again!  Give a gift card for our tours.

You select  the amount and designate a recipient. We’ll send a gift card that can be redeemed for any of our tours. Great for a history lover or anyone visiting NYC and looking for a unique walking tour experience.

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Take a Private Tour

Give yourself or a history lover you know a private tour with Karen Q! She’ll answer all of your questions and tailor the story to your interests. An unforgettable experience.

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