Explore the History of the New York World’s Fair: 1939/40 and 1964/65

Walk through the “World of Tomorrow” and see remnants of the World’s Fair!

What’s better than reliving a World’s Fair? Reliving TWO World’s Fairs at once!

Long-time World’s Fair historian and collector Kyle Supley will lead this fun and fascinating tour. Explore Flushing-Meadows Park in Queens with one of the most passionate World’s Fair aficionados in New York.

Upcoming Dates: Every first Saturday of the month

Book the World’s Fair Walking Tour in Queens!

The Walking Tour

Tour the original site of the New York World’s Fairs of 1939/40 & 1964/65 with an expert guide. Historian and World’s Fair collector Kyle Supley will lead you on a fun-filled and fascinating walk, in which you’ll hear about the planning and construction of the Fairs, while seeing many of the fairground’s most famous sites in person.

You’ll see the site where Salvador Dali had his living art installation, where Michelangelo’s Pieta graced the grounds, where the first talking (and smoking) robot entertained, and where two time capsules still exist (and will until the year 6939)!

You’ll learn why the Fairs were located here, the drama of planning and construction, and the Fairs eventual conversion into Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

Tour highlights

Get ready to visit…

  • Remnants of both the 1939-1940 and 1964-1965 Fairs
  • The 1964 Unisphere created by United States Steel Corporation
  • The New York State Pavillion designed by esteemed architect Phillip Johnson
  • Where the first commercial television was shown to the public
  • Hear about Salvador Dali’s art installation at the ‘39 fair.
  • The spot where Borden’s “Elsie the Cow” mooooved her audiences to tears
  • The site of a singing and smoking robot-man and his pet dog, Sparko!
  • Where an Andy Warhol Mural about convicted felons was almost displayed!
  • The spot where Johnny Weissmuller, aka “Tarzan“, did high dives before thousands
  • The site of the Westinghouse time capsule to be opened in the year 6939!
  • Where a miniature New York City exists to this day…
  • … AND much, much more.

“Kyle was FANTASTIC. Our entire group loved listening to him-we we’re all captivated. Thank you so much for an experience we will never forget. We can’t wait to book another Bowery Boys tour!”

-A review for a private World’s Fair Tour

The Virtual Tour

Tour the site of the New York World’s Fairs of 1939/40 & 1964/65 from your computer through historic photos and videos. This live online presentation brings the history of the New York World’s Fair to life on your screen. you’ll hear about the planning and construction of both Fairs, while seeing photos and videos of the sites of the Fairs’ most famous exhibits. Your guide Kyle will even share one-of-a-kind memorabilia from his personal World’s Fair collection!


Walking Tour: 2 hours (we will send you the meeting place after you book)
Virtual Tour: 90 minutes with Q&A (we will send a Zoom link after you sign up)


Person – Walking Tour: $40.00 / Virtual Tour: $20.00
(Recommended for Ages +)

Please contact us to set up a private tour!

Your Guide

Your host for this walking tour is Kyle Supley.

Looking to study up before the tour?

Prep for our New York World’s Fair Walking Tour by listening to the episode “The World of Tomorrow”.