Civil War Era Walking Tour of NYC

New York, New York

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2 hours (Approx.)
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Enjoy a radically different look at the war that divided America on this Civil War Era Walking Tour of the Big Apple. Learn about the colorful history and true story of the nation from your expert guide as you make your way from Bowling Green in Lower Manhattan to Tweed Courthouse in City Hall Park. Spend two hours exploring the streets, taking in the sites and gaining a deeper understanding of the role New York City played in the Civil War.
  • Civil War Era Walking Tour in NYC historical district
  • Learn about the role NYC played in this iconic American war
  • Experience one of the city's most politically incorrect tours
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Led by a local guide
  • Ideal for history lovers and families
Follow your professional guide through the historical district of New York City as you make your way from Bowling Green to Tweed Courthouse in City Hall Park. Learn about the war that divided a nation and participate in a discussion around whether it should be labeled the War of Northern Aggression or the War of Southern Independence. This popular tour is widely considered the most politically incorrect historical tour in the city. Your guide will share details about the old school Peace Democrats War Democrats and more as you wind your way through city streets, historical sites and more. Learn about NYC’s surprising and conflicted role in America’s most devastating war.


  • Start on Broadway: The main street of 1800s New York, it was a dividing line between rich and poor.
  • DelMonico's Restaurant: America’s first continental style restaurant (1824) and regular meeting place of some of NYC’s most wealthy and powerful. Tammany politicians and wealthy businessmen were regulars. We’ll talk about Dan Sickles and August Belmont.
  • Wall Street: The city’s money men were more than happy to profit on the war. The NY Stock Exchange expels its gold traders for singing “DIXIE” on the trading floor. JP Morgan begins his rise to wealth and power.
  • Barnum's American Museum: Where the line snaked around the block to see the latest exhibits from the “darkest corners of the world”
  • Tweed Courthouse: Built by William Marcy “Boss” Tweed, it is an enduring monument to political corruption.
This tour uses a storytelling format from start to finish and the use of authentic documents to illustrate the events. You will feel like an observer to the events as they happened.


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Product code: 21505P3

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