NYC Revolutionary War-Era Walking Tour

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  • Live Guide
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  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 2.5 hr

Take a walk from the Stamp Act of 1765 through President Washington’s Inauguration in 1789. You’ll experience the spellbinding story of the unbelievable events leading up to the American Revolution. You’ll walk on the same colonial streets where it all happened. * Listen to stories about real people like John Holt the “Liberty Printer” and Alexander McDougall, leader of the Sons of Liberty. * Stand where George Washington had the Declaration of Independence read and where he escaped the British during the Battle of NY * Take a walk through St. Paul’s Chapel, the town’s “Country Church” built in 1766 and still intact today. We’ll also visit some of the graves in the graveyard. You'll see original documents and hear about events in the words of people who lived them. Hosted by Karen Q, historian, author and regular on Travel Channel's Mysteries at the Museum NOTE: Karen Q will appear in period costume on Saturdays through the end of September as her living history character "Mrs. Q'!

Itinerary Details

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: City Hall Park

Visit various sites within the park: the LIberty Pole, Sons of Liberty Protests, and the location of the reading of the Declaration of Independence in 1766.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St. Paul's Chapel

We will visit the historic church and graveyard, built in 1766.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: The Oculus

Viewed from St Paul's Graveyard

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: John Street United Methodist Church

Historic church dating from 1768.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Pass on tour, guide will point it out for you.

Stop At: Wall Street

Learn all about the origins of Wall Street, and colonial printers and spies.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Fraunces Tavern Museum

See this historic building dating from 1719, and learn about George Washington's Farewell Address. The tour ends in front of this building.

Duration: 15 minutes
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