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Mafia History Walking Tour in Little Italy, New York City

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Take a walking tour through Little Italy and learn about the dark history of notorious mobsters.


  • Get ready for a spine-tingling journey through Little Italy’s criminal past
  • See where John Gotti, the boss of the Gambino crime family, held court
  • Visit the restaurant where mobster 'Crazy' Joey Gallo was gunned down
  • Discover how gangster 'Lucky' Luciano transformed organized crime
  • Learn how early blank hand gangs evolved into modern crime syndicates


Take a thrilling journey though mob history on this walking tour in New York's Little Italy, where some of the most notorious events in American gangster lore took place. Start with the violent tactics of early black hand gangs and the battles to control the liquor trade during prohibition, leading to the rise of Joe 'The Boss' Masseria. Learn how Lucky Luciano revolutionized organized crime with The Commission of Five Families and his unlikely deal with the government during World War Two. See the infamous Ravenite Social Club and follow the rise and fall of Dapper Don John Gotti. Meet Lieutenant Petrosino, an early crime fighter, and Frank Serpico, who risked his life to expose police corruption. End with visits to the spots where mobsters 'Sally Bugs' Briguglio and Crazy Joey Gallo met their bloody demise. Optionally, see locations from The Godfather and continue to Five Points, the notorious 19th century neighborhood popularized by the film Gangs of New York. Duration: 90 minutes Distance: 1 mile / 1.5 km Start Times: 2pm Tue, 5pm Thu, 11am Fri, 2pm Sun Price per person is lower the more guests are booked.


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  • The 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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