2020 Update

Bowery Boys Walks has canceled all in-person tours through the end of July due to the current social distancing measures.

However, we are pleased to announce several live video tours that will be led by our guides — including our “Broadway History“, “19th-Century NOHO Tour“, “World’s Fair“, “Ghosts of the Elevated Trains“, “Edith Wharton’s New York” and “Ladies’ Mile and Cast Iron Architecture” tours. Join us for a live, virtual tour!

Tour calendar: See upcoming dates for all tours here.

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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New York World’s Fair Virtual Walking Tour

Tour the site of the New York World’s Fairs of 1939/40 & 1964/65 as we celebrate the 80th and 55th Anniversaries of the Fairs! Historian and World’s Fair collector Kyle Supley will lead you on a fun-filled and fascinating “virtual walk”, in which you’ll hear about the planning and construction of the Fairs, while visiting the sites of the Fairs’ most famous exhibits. He’ll even show off souvenirs from his own private collection!

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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.

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

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 show rooms to entice and delight both shoppers and passers-by.

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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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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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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, former home to some of New York’s most famous families including the Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos and Schermerhorns. You’ll learn how the neighborhood from the Bowery to Washington Square evolved into an enclave of the very rich and often vary famous, as well as the fringes of New York’s 19th-century underbelly.

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

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

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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Christmas in Old New York Tour – Check back for 2020 dates later this year

Deck the halls with Christmas cheer as you take a 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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