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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”!

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Architecture Tour

Architecture Tour

The Story of Lower Manhattan

See 300 years of architecture in less than one square mile.

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Hamilton Walking Tour

Hamilton Walking Tour

Hamilton and Burr!

Forget everything you think you know about Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr!

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Karen Quinones

Karen Q Patriot Tours NYCYour guide will be Karen Quinones, historian, author, and cast member of Theodosia BurrTravel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum! Karen has been conducting tours of lower Manhattan since 2005 and knows every nook and cranny of the area. She is also a historical reenactor and participates, as Mrs. Q, in NYC area Revolutionary War reenactments. Karen is the author of “Theodosia Burr: Teen Eyewitness to the Founding of the New Nation”, a critically acclaimed Young Adult biography of Aaron Burr’s daughter and available directly from Karen. Join Karen for an unforgettable historic experience!

Mrs Q Live

Learn with Mrs. Q,  every Friday at 7 pm ET LIVE! Mrs. Q teaches you all about the American Revolution – a different topic each week. Guests are encouraged to interact as if they are visiting her home.

Streams live on the FaceBook Patriot Tours NYC and Youtube PatriotToursNYC

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History Reenactments

Evacuation Day 1783!

Mrs. Q joins Alexander Hamilton for a walk through NYC the day the British left at the end of the Revolutionary War. Who might we run into along the way?

There is even more to see on our Youtube Channel about the American Revolution in NY.

More of these events are planned for 2022! Join Mrs. Q, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton for a stroll through the city in 1789. Coming this Spring!

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NEW!!! Karen Q Virtual Experiences

Join Karen Q on a tour of Fraunces Tavern Museum. Built in 1719, it is the oldest building in Lower Manhattan. In this video we look at the George Washington Portrait Gallery, the Clinton Room, and the Long Room where General Washington gave his farewell address at the end of the Revolutionary War.

You can see more of Karen’s virtual tours on our Youtube Channel. Learn New York City’s history from someone who loves it!


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.

All tours are limited to 15 customers on weekdays and 20 on weekends. We want to engage with you and create a total historic experience. Plus, we use original period documents on all of our tours to help illustrate the story.

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!


Theodosia Burr: Teen Eyewitness to the Founding of the New Nation – by Karen Cherro Quinones

The story of Theodosia Burr, daughter of VP Aaron Burr!

Author signed copies available – $35 plus free shipping – contact Karen for more info.

Karen Q Patriot Tours NYCCritically Acclaimed Young Adult biography of Aaron Burr’s daughter, Theodosia Burr, and her life in 1790s New York City. Written for teens but a great addition to any family library. What was it like to live in NYC during the nation’s founding? This is the story of a gifted, talented, young woman and her inspiring achievements.

“The writing is crisp, clear, and engaging. Full-color illustrations add visual appeal. …Burr’s prominence as an educated, modern woman made her a role model for her time. Interesting and accessible way to learn about early U.S. history through a remarkable young woman’s life.” – Kirkus Reviews

“The detailed source notes, bibliography, and further reading make for a well-researched and interesting look at a little-known person and the times in which she lived.” — J. B. Petty, Booklist

Learn all about Theodosia on our Hamilton and Burr walking tour.

Our Awards

       Best NYC Tours TripAdvisor Excellence

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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