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

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

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.
  • Did NYC support the Union or the Confederacy? Or Both?
  • Learn about NYC’s shocking and conflicted role in the war. Where did the city REALLY stand on slavery and abolition?
  • Why were traders singing “Dixie” on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and how did The President react?
  • We’ll talk about Tammany Hall, its history, and William Marcy “Boss” Tweed.

Draft riots, newspapers, corruption, money making and politics; all where the events happened in historic Lower Manhattan.

You’ll get the true, unvarnished story without bias toward the North or the South!

Limited Tour size: 15 weekdays

Friday 12:00pm

Limited Dates Available!

Please contact us if you would like to take this tour but cannot make the dates on the calendar.

$39.99/Adult $25.99/Child

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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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Colonial NYC – Home of the Culper Spy Ring

Culper Spy Ring Tour Sugar House Jail

Sugar House Jail

On our Revolutionary War Tour you’ll travel through the British occupied city where the Culper Spy Ring operated. You’ll see the Liberty Pole on the Commons and hear about the riots that took place there, see where James Rivington printed the Royal Gazette, stand on the dock where “Culper” (Abraham Woodhull) arrived to conduct business and much, much more. If you’re a fan of TURN on AMC, or have read any of the popular books about spies operating during that time, you’ll have a great experience walking through the occupied city and seeing the places where the historic activities of John Andre, Abraham Woodhull, Robert Townsend and 355 took place.

$39.99/Adult $25.99/Child
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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!

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