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Greenwich Village, New York Culture and History Walking Tour

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Explore the unique history of New York’s most fascinating neighborhood.

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Highlights

  • Discover hidden cemeteries in plain sight in Washinton Square Park.
  • Hear the story of a tragic fire that led to changes in labor laws.
  • Follow in the footsteps of rock legends Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix.
  • Learn how the city developed from farms to a metropolis.
  • Visit The Stonewall Inn, birthplace of the LGBTQ rights movement.

Description

Explore the fascinating secrets and rich history of Greenwich Village, New York City's most intriguing neighborhood. Discover cemeteries hidden in plain sight and hear the true history behind stories of ghosts in Washington Square Park, the heart of the Village. Follow in the footsteps of rock legends Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix at Café Wha, where they began their careers, and stop by the Gaslight Cafe, made famous by poets in the Beat generation. At the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, hear the tale of the tragic fire that led to changes in labor laws. Visiting remnants of the past, see the 1811 plan that transformed Manhattan from rural fields to a modern metropolis. At the site of his prohibition-era speakeasy, hear about infamous mayor Jimmy Walker. See the beautiful Victorian Gothic Jefferson Market Courthouse that is now a library and learn about the prison and market that used to surround it. Pass by The Stonewall Inn where a riot in 1969 began the LGBTQ rights movement. Walk over an old underground stream that still flows beneath the bustling streets of today. Stand where founding father Thomas Paine faced the twilight of his days, alone and friendless. Book your tour now and discover the rich history and secrets of this legendary neighborhood! Duration: 2 hours Distance: 2 miles / 3 km Start Times: 11am Mon, 2pm Wed, 5pm Sat Price per person is lower the more guests are booked.

Includes

Tour guide and walking tour.

Important Information

  • Tour may be cancelled due to inclement weather predicted 24 hours in advance in which case you will receive a full refund.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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