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 →

11 May 2018
May 11, 2018

Hercules Mulligan

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Hercules Mulligan Son of Liberty, Tailor and Spy Thanks to the popularity of the “Hamilton” musical, Hercules Mulligan is a household name. I completely enjoyed his portrayal on the stage! But who was the real Hercules Mulligan? Let’s take a look. Background and Family Mulligan was six years old when he arrived in New York.. read more →

The Times are Dreadful, Dismal, Doleful, Dolorous and Dollar-less! Today, March 22, is the anniversary of the Stamp Act. It was a tax on the use of paper in the colonies and passed by Parliament in 1765. England was in debt from the French and Indian War (Seven Years War to our friends in the.. read more →