In-person walking tours are back! All of our guides are vaccinated and all walking tours take place outside.

Tour calendar: See upcoming dates for all tours here. All tour start times are Eastern Time / New York Time.

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Walking Tours & Events

New Tour! Central Harlem Walking Tour

Next date: June 18

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

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Pride in Central Park Tour

One day only: June 24 – Special Pride Week Tour!

The city’s famous green space not only played a significant role in LGBTQ culture, but it also benefitted from the creativity of queer artists who are mostly unknown to us in the 21st century.

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Gay Bars That Are Gone Tour

One day only: June 21 – Special Pride Week 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 fun walking tour.

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A Private Tour of the Merchant’s House Museum: Old New York Before the Gilded Age

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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: June 25

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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Gilded Age Mansions of Fifth Avenue Tour

Next dates: June 4 & 17

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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Glorious Grand Central Terminal

Next dates: June 10

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 York World’s Fairgrounds Tour

In-Person: July 1

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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The Gilded Age World of Edith Wharton

Next date: July 8

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

Next date: June 17

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

Next date: June 24

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

Next date: June 25

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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Under the High Line: A Walk Through Chelsea History

Next Dates: July 13

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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Jane Jacob vs Robert Moses Walking Tour

Next date: June 11

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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Ghosts of the Elevated Railroads Tour

Next dates: June 24th

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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Artists, Oddballs & Provocateurs: East Village Tour

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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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Stop the Presses! NYC Newspaper History Tour

Next Date: June 11

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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Kriss Roebling

Explore the Brooklyn Bridge with a Roebling family member!

Next date: June 10 & 17

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

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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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Historic Hotels of Midtown Manhattan

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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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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

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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

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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Christmas in Old New York Walking Tour

Next dates: New dates coming in 2023

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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