New York City, United States
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clock-o2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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commentOffered 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. You’ll learn all about what life was like in 1840s New York, and will spot numerous landmarks from the era. Begin your tour in Astor Place, which was once home to the Astors, Roosevelts, and other elite families. Then, continue down Broadway. Finish in Foley Square: once home to the notorious Five Points neighborhood that was made famous in Gangs of New York.
  • Step off the typical tourist trail on a history tour of Lower Manhattan
  • Learn all about what New York life was like during the 1840s
  • 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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, 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

, 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.

, 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.

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