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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!

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Trinity Church
St. Paul's Chapel
Wall Street
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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.
  • 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
  • Visit John St. Methodist Church, Liberty Pole, Colonial NYC, and New Amsterdam
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Among the best 2.5 hours spent in NYC!

Wow. What a thoroughly enjoyable time. Karen is remarkably knowledgeable, and an engaging story teller. She brought history to life as we stood in places that were once much different than they are today. If you are trying to decide on a walking tour, you...More

1  Thank Joanne F
Reviewed 24 February 2018
We did not realize all the history here...

We sort of know our American history...er, we thought we did. Our guide, Karen, is a remarkably knowledgeable lady whose passion for American history is evident and engaging. We enjoyed every moment of our tour and look forward to other tours she hosts. Thank you!

2  Thank jiggerb
Reviewed 18 February 2018
Excellent Tour

My husband, teenage son and myself went on the Revolutionary Tour with Karen and if you are interested in this subject I would thoroughly recommend it. Karen's passion for this period in history really comes through and we really enjoyed the experience - despite the...More

1  Thank soomark1
Reviewed 16 February 2018
A Love of History

Wow! Karen knows her and loves history! In addition she loves telling people about it. Karen also knows how to educate you with wonderful entertaining stories. One of my husbands hobbies is learning and reading about the American Revolution so I was concerned that the...More

1  Thank bhelpa
Reviewed 1 January 2018
Inspirational reminder of why and how we seceded from the British Empire.

Fantastic! My family of 5 (including 3 teenage boys) unanimously agreed this was the most interesting part of our visit to NYC. Better than World Trade Center. Better than The Lion King. Better than The Rockettes. Karen really knows her stuff, and is clearly interested...More

1  Thank William C. O
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No it does not but you are all around it and can go on your own after the tour.
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