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Recreate the Most Popular Walking Tour of 1840s NYC

New York, United States

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icon1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Step back in time, and immerse yourself in a bygone New York, when you embark on a small-group, history-themed walking tour. With a guide to lead the way and share historical details, you can learn of the social changes, architecture, and culture that shaped today’s SoHo. The tour is ideal for history buffs and those who want to see a side of the city most tourists miss.
  • Step off the typical tourist trail on a history tour of Lower Manhattan
  • A guide shares details you would not discover on your own
  • A walking tour lets you get up close and personal with the sights
  • Follow in the footsteps of the Astors, Roosevelts, and Delanos
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Departure Point

The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003, USA

Return Details

Columbus Park, Mulberry Street &, Baxter St, New York, NY 10013, USA
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • OPERATED BY Manhattan Unlocked Historical and Architectural Walking Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Walking tour of New York City in 1840s
Beth W
, Jul 2019
Robert was a wonderful guide! Very knowledgeable and fun to be with! We learned so much history on the tour and can’t wait to book him again the next time we are in NY.
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Thank you Beth, you also made it a great afternoon!
My wife and I very much enjoyed our...
, Nov 2017
My wife and I very much enjoyed our 1840's NY tour. The history, the architecture, the neighbors, all made for a fascinating morning!. Further, our guide was fabulous, with his detail, knowledge, and caring that we enjoyed our tour
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and...
, Jul 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and learned alot. We do, however, think the description of the tour should include a note that the tour emphasizes the architectural aspects of 1840's NYC rather than the history of 5 points and the gangs of NY.
My friend and I are both history...
Kristina R
, May 2017
My friend and I are both history geeks and have been looking for a tour of NYC for a while that would provide more than just pointing out the well-known attractions. Well, this was exactly it. The guide was extremely knowledgeable about NYC's history, weaving it in the architectural peculiarities of the buildings we saw and explored, while also not losing sight of the constant hustle and bustle that NYC has been since its creation. We learned a ton of interesting historic facts and have a newly developed admiration for NYC architecture. The tour covers some distance but it is not a fast-paced walk with plenty opportunity to stop and rest while listening to fascinating tid-bits about your surroundings. I would highly recommend it for those who want to dive in and truly learn to appreciate NYC.

Product code: 44899P2

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