Make your own way to Union Square to meet your guide.
Admire landmarks such as the Tammany Hall building, a symbol of political corruption in late 19th-century New York, on Union Square. Learn why the Big Apple became the center of the country's garment industry, and how the Ladies' Mile Historic District served the shopping needs of well-off city residents in the late 1800s.
Stroll up 5th Avenue and see the birthplace of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States. Check out Gramercy Park and the grand 19th-century mansions that belonged to famous people such as Thomas Edison, Governor Samuel J. Tilden, The Steinway family (of piano fame), Julia Roberts, James Cagney, John Barrymore, Gregory Peck, John Steinbeck, and others.
The final stop on your tour takes you into the Players Club, which is on the U.S. Register of Historic Places. Founded in 1888 by the famous actor Edwin Booth (whose brother, John Wilkes Booth, assassinated President Lincoln), the society club offers a prime example of Gilded Age opulence. Hear about the notable past and present members of the club, and view artifacts such as the pool cue of Mark Twain, original art by Thomas Nast and Norman Rockwell, and Edwin Booth's private quarters.