14 Sep 2018
September 14, 2018

The Battle of New York

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Imagine Being There. Remembering the Battle This year I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and reading about the Battle of New York as it moved through the city. Nearly every day I am out walking through the area where the battle took place. This time of year I try to imagine what it would.. read more →

17 Aug 2018
August 17, 2018

Wilkes, Liberty and 45!

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What Does It Mean? Interpreting Colonial Documents When I first started reading original documents from the Revolutionary War period I was constantly frustrated. “What does it mean”?  As any of you who’ve tried reading things from the 1700’s have found, between the difficult typeset (where the letter “s” often appears as an “f”) to the.. read more →

FOUND: An Original Declaration of Independence – In England! Last week on social media I posted a story about a parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence found in England. It is a rare parchment copy. The article describes the document this way: Tests supported the hypothesis that it was produced in the 1780s, West.. read more →

Patriot Tours receives the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence again in 2018. Thank-you to our customers for all of the FIVE STAR ratings and excellent reviews on TripAdvisor!  We work very hard to provide the most informative, enjoyable and entertaining History tours in New York City. It’s great to be recognized for our dedication to American.. read more →

26 May 2018
May 26, 2018

Women in Colonial New York City

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What About the Ladies? There is a stop on the Hamilton & Burr Tour where I take some time to talk about the women in Colonial New York City. I always make a joke about how when I was first reading original documents I never saw anything mentioning women, so I wondered if they existed.. read more →