Karen Q – Here Since 2005
Leading our customers through the most historic parts of the city, along streets laid in the 1700s and into national historic landmarks, Karen Q is a daily presence in Lower Manhattan. She knows the story of every nook and cranny of the Southern tip of the Island and can’t wait to share it with you.
To prepare for our tours we comb through hundreds of archival documents. Newspapers, broadsides, pamphlets, personal papers and prints all go into our storytelling of the city’s past. We visit research libraries and historic sites throughout the region to flesh out our understanding of events and people. We virtually live in the time period, recreating it in a way that allows us to answer all of your questions, no matter how obscure.
Your Tour Experience
We keep our group sizes small to give you personal attention. Each tour is a unique experience as we tailor it to meet the needs of your group. As the tour moves along we pay attention to your questions and what you seem most interested in so that we change the narrative accordingly. No two tours are exactly the same! Plus, if you have an ancestor or specific person or event you’d like to know about, let us know before the tour and we’ll be sure to include it for you.
Karen Q is a Revolutionary War and Founding Era historian. She is the author of Theodosia Burr: Teen Witness to the Founding of a New Nation, scheduled for publication in Spring 2020 by 21st Century Imprints. Karen has appeared on more than 30 episodes of the Travel Channel’s *Mysteries at the Museum* and will be appearing on the new show *America Unearthed* starting Spring 2019.
Karen Q has spoken at meetings of the NYC Chapter of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) and is a regular speaker for the Queens Public Library. She is also a historical consultant to Fordham University Radio WFUV and AM New York (newspaper). She has worked as a historical consultant to best selling authors Lisa Bergren and Veronica Rossi.
See Karen on NBC News
Spies Tour Review!
Revolutionary Era Tour Review
Karen Q is a regular contributor to Mysteries at the Museum on The Travel Channel.
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