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Revolutionary War Era Walking Tour

  • Guided walking tour of Revolutionary War–era New York City
  • Learn about what daily life was like in New York in the 1770s
  • See some of the oldest functioning spots in New York, including Fraunces Tavern and St. Paul's Chapel
Revolutionary War Era Walking Tour
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2.5 hour walking tour of Colonial and Revolutionary Era Lower Manhattan
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2.5 hour Colonial and Revolutionary Era walking tour of Lower Manhattan
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Head back in time a few centuries to Revolutionary War–era New York City on this entertaining and informative guided walking tour. Learn about the history of New York in the late 18th century and visit some of the city's oldest still-functioning properties, including St. Paul’s Chapel and Fraunces Tavern. Learn about some famed historical figures, including George Washington, from a guide who’s a regular contributor to Travel Channel's Mysteries at the Museum.
What to Expect
New York – In 1776  all eyes were on “The Island at the Center of the World”!

Join us for a walk through History from the Stamp Act of 1765 through President Washington’s Inauguration in 1789. You’ll experience the spellbinding story of the unbelievable events leading up to the American Revolution.  You’ll walk on the same colonial streets where it all happened.

  •  Hear about the feuding families and political intrigues that pit neighbor against neighbor, patriot against loyalist.
  • Listen to stories about real people like John Holt the “Liberty Printer”, Alexander McDougall, leader of the Sons of Liberty, The Wicked Triumverate and the Odious Six
  •  Learn about NYC’s beginnings and its strategic role in the American Revolution.
  • Take a walk through St. Paul’s Chapel, the town’s “Country Church” built in 1766 and still intact today. Visit some of the graves in the graveyard.
  • Walk through an old neighborhood called “Golden Hill” where the first TRUE bloodshed of the American Revolution happened. (of did it?)

Sons of Liberty, Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, Nathan Hale, The Culper Spy Ring 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!

Reviews (23)
1 - 5 of 14 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Can't Miss!

If you're a history buff, this is the tour for you. Karen is a very knowledgeable and eloquent tour guide. She is passionate about history, and her enthusiasm is infectious. We were very lucky to have her all to ourselves and all agreed we would...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gillianerin
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile
Great tour!

Karen was a wonderful tour guide and very knowledgeable! Well worth the time and money. I would definitely book another tour with her.

Thank Christi S
Reviewed 6 September 2018
Must Do History Tour

Fantastic tour! Loved every minute of our time with our tour guide Karen. She is incredibly knowledgeable as well as a great story teller. The information she imparted was interesting and detailed as it related to New York, Britain and the Colonies. Excellent all the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KimE253
Reviewed 3 September 2018
Loved every minute!!

My wife and I have been on historical tours of Savannah, Charleston, and Boston, among others. Our tour of Revolutionary War history and sites with Karen was amazing! The best description is that she is joyfully overflowing with knowledge. We HIGHLY recommend this tour, and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Navigate756245
Reviewed 28 August 2018
Revolutionary War Tour - Patriot Tours - with Karen Quinones

This is an outstanding, educational, informative as well as uplifting tour with an excellent tour guide. The Revolutionary War Tour highlights the Liberty Pole and Commons, St. Paul's Chapel and Graveyard, John Street Methodist Church, Murray's Wharf and Wall Street, Federal Hall and Fraunces Tavern....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Joan G
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27 June 2018|
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No it does not but you are all around it and can go on your own after the tour.