In-person walking tours are back! All of our guides are vaccinated and all walking tours take place outside. We also offer live video tours led by our guides. 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 Eastern Time / New York Time.

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Walking Tours, Live Virtual Tours & Events

A Gilded Gentleman Special Event: “The Private World of Edith Wharton” A Virtual Talk

You are invited to a special celebration of Edith Wharton’s birthday! Join Carl Raymond, host of The Gilded Gentleman history podcast for this special celebration and unique tour through the spaces in which Edith lived throughout her life from her childhood home in New York to her villas outside Paris and in the south of France. 

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Explore the Brooklyn Bridge with a Roebling family member!

Kriss Roebling

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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Tribeca Walking Tour: Markets, Murders, Celebs & Scandals

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. 

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Artists, Oddballs & Provocateurs: East Village 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!

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The Hidden History of Greenwich Village Tour

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

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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Stop the Presses! NYC Newspaper History Tour

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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New York World’s Fair Tour

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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Virtual Tour of Unbuilt New York

New Yorkers have never had a lack of grand ideas on how to improve the city. This fun and eye-opening tour looks at plans that never happened but didn’t fail for lack of imagination.  

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Ghosts of the Elevated Railroads Tour

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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Central Park Tour

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

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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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Gay Bars That Are Gone 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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West Village Rock N’ Roll Musical Tour: Fun through Architecture & Song

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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Gilded Age Mansions of Fifth Avenue Tour

This 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.

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Ladies’ Mile Emporia and Cast-Iron Architecture 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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Glamour, Greed, Money and Murder 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.


In-Person Walking Tours

Bowery Boys Walks has re-launched 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.


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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Christmas in Old New York Tour

Coming back in 2022: Deck the halls with Christmas cheer as you take a live or 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.