Landmarks and Legends of Broadway

Broadway History tour overview

Developed by the Bowery Boys and your guide Jeff, a Broadway insider, this tour traces the history of the Broadway theater while exploring NYC’s famed Theater District.

This walking tour is ideal for fans of theater and NYC history, allowing a glimpse behind the curtain of the Broadway scene.

Broadway tour highlights

On our “Landmarks and Legends of Broadway” walking tour, you’ll walk through Broadway’s late-19th and 20th century histories, including:

  • Landmark theaters where celebrated shows and performers have played
  • Theatrical haunts like Sardi’s, Shubert Alley, and Duffy Square.
  • You’ll hear colorful stories of Broadway’s legendary stars, producers, and shows.
  • You’ll even meet thespians who returned to the limelight from beyond the grave!

All along the way, Jeff will share information about the Broadway industry and the rise, fall, and renaissance of the Great White Way.

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A recent review by Monica on TripAdvisor

As a long time listener to the Bowery Boys Podcasts in Australia, I was excited that my NYC holiday coincided with a Bowery Boys walking tour. The Broadway tour was fascinating. Jeff, the tour guide, was a mine of information and stories of the histories of the district. The two-hour tour was just the right amount of time and the still photos passed around during the tour enhanced our appreciation of the history of Broadway.

Read more reviews of Bowery Boys walking tours on TripAdvisor

Looking to study up before the tour?

Check out our podcasts on Rodgers & Hammerstein, Florenz Ziegfeld, and Times Square in the ’70s.


Person – $35.00
(All Ages Welcome!)

Private Group – $400
($400 for the first 8 people, $50 for each additional person)

Please contact us to set up a private tour!

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Upcoming dates

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2 Hours
(Walking distance of approximately 1 mile)

Please note: The walking tour runs rain or shine — dress for the weather!

Your guide

Jeff Dobbins