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New York Historical Tours

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Address: New York City, NY
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+1 646-320-1277

Experience the rich history, dynamic energy, and diverse culture of New...

Experience the rich history, dynamic energy, and diverse culture of New York City from the inside out with New York Historical Tours. Your expert licensed tour leader will guide you through many famous and familiar landmarks of New York City as you hear fascinating stories and learn intriguing secrets of the most exciting city in the world. Offering group tours, personalized private tours for any sized group of Manhattan and New York City. An unforgettable experience for the first time visitor as well as the seasoned New Yorker.

There are an exciting variety of tours to choose from whether you want to explore a neighborhood or step back in time

* Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Fathers *

* Downtown and the Financial District *

* South Street Seaport and the Brooklyn Bridge *

* Immigration and Innovation: Rise of the Modern City *

* Greenwich Village, Little Italy and Chinatown *

* West Village, Chelsea and the High Line *

* Jazz Age Metropolis: Swing, Style and Social Revolution *

* Times Square, The Theater District and Hell's Kitchen *

* The Heart of Midtown *

* The Gilded Age Tour: The Heyday of High Society *

* Central Park Tours "

* Highlights of Harlem *

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Historic Lower Manhattan and the Financial District was great!

My wife and I took this tour with Kevin as our guide and it was very good time. I'm a buff of the American Revolution and Kevin and can tell you that Kevin is very knowledgeable... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Cleveland, OH

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Cleveland, OH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I took this tour with Kevin as our guide and it was very good time. I'm a buff of the American Revolution and Kevin and can tell you that Kevin is very knowledgeable. It was a cold morning and Kevin made sure we stopped in places where we could get out of the cold for a few... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a private tour - adults and kids - with Kevin and could NOT have been any happier. Kevin is personable, accomodating and happy to engage with young and old. He not only knows his stuff but gave a bunch of native New Yorkers a chance to see things we'd never seen before. The pace was perfect - the... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My mother, 2 daughters (10 and 13) and I went on the tour with Kevin during our trip the last week of December 2016. It was raining and cold and he did a great job of keeping the tour going and keeping us dry. The tour was very interesting and both of my kids said they did not think it... More 

2 Thank LaurenFRichmond
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a native New Yorker but living overseas. I have always read widely about New York history and one of my favorite periods is the Gilded Age. My children gave me a gift of a Gilded Age tour by New York Historical Tours for Christmas and it was just fabulous! Kevin Draper was our Tour Guide - he is extremely... More 

2 Thank Christine H
College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Hands down, the best tour/guide we've ever had. Kevin is the best guy to get and he knows his stuff. We had a great time learning about the history of New York and some of our founding fathers. This two hour tour was worth every penny. We did a private tour and it's honestly the best way to go. We... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I have searched for years to find a tour that provided the history of the Gilded Age and the mansions on Fifth Avenue. This year I finally had the pleasure of exploring the subject with Kevin as we walked from the Plaza Hotel to 88th St. I could not help myself as I took copious notes and photos to remember... More 

1 Thank ZZMimi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The visit was great and interesting. We didn't see time go by. The guide spoke slowly and was easy to understand for us a french group. He also mentioned many anecdotes which made the visit even more lively. It's also possibe to adapt to our different demands when we book the tour so you can customize it. Perfect. I recommend... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Being a big history fan, especially of early American/New York history, for my birthday my fiance got me a historical walking tour covering the Founding Fathers and Alexander Hamilton etc. It was amazing. Our guide Kevin was incredibly knowledgeable and professional; you can tell he is an expert at this, from his impeccable touring abilities (talking to us and pointing... More 

2 Thank Frank M
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Kevin led my 9 year old grandson and me through the early history of Manhatten and our country,creating a visual memory that we will not forget. My grandson saw where Washington inspired the troops with the reading of the Declaration of Indepedence and he stood where Washington took the oath of office. We walked the streets that Jefferson and Madison... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We had a NY history tour with Kevin today in the lower financial district and downtown area. We learned so much more and a variety of interesting facts it takes spending time with someone like Kevin to learn about the city, Kevin did great catering to our small daughter in a stroller on our private tour which made it so... More 

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