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

Gilded Gotham: A Promenade through Gilded Age New York

Next date: October 15

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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Kriss Roebling

Explore the Brooklyn Bridge with a Roebling family member!

Next date: October 8

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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Central Park Tour

Next date: September 25

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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Historic Hotels of Midtown Manhattan

Next date: October 30

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

Next dates: October 22

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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Jane Jacob vs Robert Moses Walking Tour

Next date: October 1

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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New York in Neon: The Historic Signs of Greenwich Village

Next date: September 21

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.

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Artists, Oddballs & Provocateurs: East Village Tour

Next Date: October 1

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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Under the High Line: A Walk Through Chelsea History

Next Dates: October 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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The Hidden History of Greenwich Village Tour

Next date: October 22

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


In-Person: October 30

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

Next Date: September 25

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 Fairgrounds Tour

In-Person: October 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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Where They Lived: Musical Icons of the West Village

Next Dates: October 11

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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Ghosts of the Elevated Railroads Tour

Next dates: October 16

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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Gilded Age Mansions of Fifth Avenue Tour

Next date: September 25

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

Next date: October 15

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 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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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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Gay Bars That Are Gone Tour

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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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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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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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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 November 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.


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.