2020 Update

We now offer several live video tours led by our guides — see below for our lineup. We’ll send you a Zoom link after you sign up. Join us for a virtual experience through New York City history!

Tour calendar: See upcoming dates for all tours here. All tour start times are EST (Eastern Standard Time).


Live Virtual Tours

Christmas in Old New York Virtual Tour – New dates just announced!

Deck the halls with Christmas cheer as you take a virtual stroll through New York’s most iconic holiday landmarks. Your guide Jeff unveils the history of how the Big Apple became the center of all things Christmas from Macy’s to Rockefeller Center.

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Virtual Broadway History Tour

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.

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Artists, Oddballs & Provocateurs: East Village Virtual Tour

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 (yes, even during COVID)!

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Gay Bars That Are Gone

Gay Bars That Are Gone: Virtual + Video Tour

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 live online tour.


Gilded Age Mansions of Fifth Avenue Virtual Tour

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


New York World’s Fair Virtual Tour

Tour the site of the New York World’s Fairs of 1939/40 & 1964/65 from your computer! Historian and World’s Fair collector Kyle Supley will lead you on a live video 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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Ladies’ Mile Emporia and Cast-Iron Architecture Virtual Tour

Join us on a virtual 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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Edith Wharton’s New York Virtual Tour

Explore the Age of Innocence in this Gilded Age virtual tour of the New York address that Edith Wharton (and many of her characters) called home. Get a closer look at the life of the beloved writer, and also the gilded, glamorous city she immortalized in her fiction.

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The Hidden History of Greenwich Village Virtual Tour

Join this special online tour 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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Ghosts of the Elevated Railroads Virtual Tour

On this online tour, your expert guide Michael will guide 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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Glamour, Greed, Money and Murder Virtual Tour: The World of 19th Century NOHO

Join this unique virtual tour of the once elegant Bond Street NOHO neighborhood. You’ll learn how the neighborhood from the Bowery to Washington Square evolved into an enclave of the very rich and often very famous, as well as the fringes of New York’s 19th-century underbelly.

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In-Person Walking Tours

Bowery Boys Walks is also starting to re-launch walking tours on the streets of New York City.

COVID 19 Update: Bowery Boys Walks will be adhering to the Guides Association of New York City Health and Safety Guidelines for all in-person walking tours. Guests and tour guides are required to wear masks and follow socially-distancing guidelines. We are also limiting tours to 10 people. Click for more details.

Central Park: Unveiling the Vistas of New York’s Greatest Work of Art

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

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Explore the Brooklyn Bridge with a Roebling family member

Check back for 2020 dates later this year

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. The experience ends at a neighborhood cafe in Brooklyn. 


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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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