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Walking Tours & Events

Just Announced! Private Tour of Broadway’s Gilded Age Hudson Theatre

Date: April 7 – Limited Tickets

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity for an in-depth visit to Broadway’s oldest theatre hosted by The Gilded Gentleman

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Gilded Age Mansions of Fifth Avenue Tour

Next dates: March 10 & 16

This tour focuses on the great mansions of Fifth Avenue and their owners who constructed them as lavish displays of their wealth and status in Gilded Age New York City.  

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New Tour! Chinatown Food & History Tour

Next dates: March 14

Enjoy delicious cuisine while learning the compelling stories of Manhattan’s Chinatown’s history on this tasty food tour.  

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New Tour! Central Park North: A Historic Oasis in the Heart of NYC

Next dates: March 23

The north end of Central Park offers a unique and captivating experience for visitors — a must-see for history buffs and nature enthusiasts alike.    

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Inside Old New York: A Private Tour of the Merchant’s House Museum

Next date: March 9

Join Carl Raymond, the host of The Gilded Gentleman Podcast, for a very special private tour inside one of New York’s most historic homes.

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The Met Revealed: An Insider’s Tour of the Great Museum

Next date: Sold Out

Join author and former museum guard Patrick Bringley as he sheds new light on familiar masterpieces and reveals wonders of the Met hidden in plain sight. 

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Glorious Grand Central Terminal

Next dates: April 6

Discover the secrets of the world’s most famous train station on this walking tour. See this grand landmark like you never have before!

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New Tour! Gilded Age Mansions & Memorials of Riverside Drive

Next dates: March 24 & April 14

See stunning architecture and hear amazing Gilded Age stories on the Upper West Side. The tour guide is Esther Crain, author of “The Gilded Age in New York, 1870-1910”.

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Gilded Age Shopping: Ladies’ Mile and Cast-Iron Architecture Walking Tour

Next date: April 21

Join us on a walking tour of Ladies’ Mile, 19th-century New York’s most famous shopping district, where splendid commercial palaces plied their wares to the city’s elite. Some of the greatest architects and artists of the time created lavish showrooms to entice and delight both shoppers and passers-by.

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Kriss Roebling

Explore the Brooklyn Bridge with a Roebling family member!

Next date: March 30 (Sold Out)

Take an unforgettable stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge with, Kriss Roebling, a real-life descendant of the Roeblings, the family intimately involved with the bridge’s history. This very special tour includes personal artifacts and insider stories from the family archive.

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Ghosts of the Elevated Railroads Tour

Next dates: April 13th

On this tour, your expert guide Michael will take you along former downtown sections of the 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue Elevated Railroads, as well as the trains that ran across the Brooklyn Bridge until 1940.

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Stop the Presses! NYC Newspaper History Tour

Next Date: March 24th

Trace the turbulent history of newspapers in New York on this walking tour through Lower Manhattan. See the city through the eyes of the legendary reporters, editors and publishers who shaped the world.  

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Historic Hotels of Midtown Manhattan

Next date: March 10 & April 14

This walking tour tells the story of the famous hotels of Midtown from The Plaza and St. Regis to the Peninsula and Waldorf Astoria.  Experience lavish architecture, grand style, and amazing stories of eccentric residents.

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Under the High Line: A Walk Through Chelsea History

Next Date: April 7

Walk underneath this beloved landmark to get a whole new perspective. Discover the history of Chelsea up close and experience the exciting art gallery scene.

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1830s New York: From Moving Day to the Great Fire

Next date: March 16 & April 14

Hit the streets and uncover the dramatic stories and historical remnants of 1830s New York like never before.

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New Tour! Follow the Money: How New York Became the Financial Capital of the World

Next date: March 29 & April 12

During this walk through Lower Manhattan, you’ll learn how NYC started on its path to a predominant role in the world economy and how it evolved over four centuries.

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New York World’s Fairgrounds Tour

Next Date: April 6th

Tour the site of the NY World’s Fairs of 1939/40 & 1964/65 to see history up close! Historian and World’s Fair collector Kyle Supley will lead you on a tour, in which you’ll hear about the planning and construction of the Fairs while seeing the sites of the most famous exhibits.  

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Artists, Oddballs & Provocateurs: East Village Tour

Next Date: March 30th

Discover the story of the East Village since the 1950s, focusing on the many subcultures that took root and flourished here, and on the nightlife that continues to draw people to this day!

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Jane Jacob vs Robert Moses Walking Tour

Next date: March 17

Join us for a very special walking tour that brings together two towering figures in New York history — Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs — as they battle over the futures of Washington Square Park and SoHo.

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Gay Bars That Are Gone Tour

Next Date: June 27th

Long the center of cultural evolutions and political activism, gay bars in New York are critical locations to understand queer history in America. Hop through stories of community, protest, artistic achievement, and plain old intrigue on this fun walking tour.

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VIP Private Brunch at Delmonico’s and “Behind the Scenes” Tour

Date: Email to be notified of next brunch

A sparkling three-course brunch at the legendary Delmonico’s hosted by Carl Raymond, The Gilded Gentleman with special guest Max Tucci who will give a behind-the-scenes tour. A perfect Valentine’s treat! Limited tickets.

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Central Harlem Walking Tour

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Walk through Harlem and learn about the cultural highlights of the neighborhood and the African-American experience.

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The Gilded Age World of Edith Wharton

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Join Carl Raymond, host of the Gilded Gentleman podcast, for this unique tour that traces the life and footsteps of Edith Wharton through the streets and neighborhoods of New York. 

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Gilded Gotham: A Promenade through Gilded Age New York

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On this jaunt back in time, we’ll explore the remnants of Gilded Age New York on the Upper East Side and in Central Park. 

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The Hidden History of Greenwich Village Tour

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Join one of our most popular tours as we trace Greenwich Village’s hidden history from the Dutch days to Gilded Age New York, to the Beats and bohemians of the 1950s and 60s, to today.  

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Uncovering the Historic Lower East Side

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Discover the neighborhood that transformed America. On this tour, you’ll learn how immigrants lived, worked and worshipped. You’ll hear tales of the neighborhood’s colorful denizens and discover how its cultures and conflicts shaped our modern nation.

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Whitman & Melville’s New York by Foot and Ferry

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Join author and tour guide Patrick Bringley and follow in the footsteps of literary giants on both sides of the East River.

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Landmarks & Secrets of Madison Square

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Join us for this very special one-hour walking tour around Madison Square Park to explore the exciting Flatiron District.

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Tribeca Walking Tour: Markets, Murders, Celebs & Scandals

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Explore the historic neighborhood that is home to some of NYC’s finest architecture and biggest celebrities. We’ll tour this intriguing district, uncovering its fascinating history, colorful characters, and hidden secrets. 

New York in Neon: The Historic Signs of Greenwich Village

Next date: Available as a private tour

This new tour with Tom Rinaldi, author of “Neon New York,” will take us past about a dozen signs dating to the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s, marking the locations of some of the neighborhood’s most stalwart restaurants, bars and small businesses.

Where They Lived: Musical Icons of the West Village

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Join musical historian, singer (NYCGMC), and official NYC tour guide, Kyle Supley as he takes you through the West Village locations where some of the greatest singer-songwriters of the rock and roll era lived and were inspired to create their most famous hits.

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Central Park Tour

Next dates: May 5th

Take an unforgettable stroll through one of the world’s most magnificent parks. This walking tour focuses on the natural and man-made beauties of Central Park, New York’s greatest works of art.

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Ghosts of NOHO (including a private tour of “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House”)

Next date: Available for private tours

Join Carl Raymond, host of The Gilded Gentleman history podcast, for a tour through the historic neighborhood of NOHO concluding with a private tour inside the Merchant’s House Museum.    

Broadway is Back! Broadway History Tour

Next date: Available for private tours

On our “Landmarks and Legends of Broadway” tour, your guide Jeff (a Broadway insider), traces the history of the Broadway theater while exploring New York’s famed Theater District. It’s ideal for fans of theater and NYC history.

Christmas in Old New York Walking Tour

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On this merry tour, we’ll take a look at many of New York’s iconic holiday sites, explore its seasonal traditions, and learn how the city created fundamental aspects of modern American Christmas.

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Gift Card

Looking to give the gift of a Bowery Boys Walking Tour? A Gift Card always makes the perfect present, especially during the holidays! Learn more about gift cards.

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