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A Walk Through 1840's New York City

425 Lafayette St New York, 10003 10003
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A Walk Through 1840's New York City
Detail Step back in time on a history tour
Detail Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
Detail Informative, friendly and professional guide
Detail Great overview and orientation of the city
Detail Small-group tour
Detail Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
A Walk Through 1840's New York City Schedule Schedule
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The image shows a historic black and white photograph of a city street with the facades of several buildings one being the Olympic Theatre surrounded by other businesses including a banner painter and a Masonic publishing companyThe image shows a historic black and white photograph of a city street with the facades of several buildings one being the Olympic Theatre surrounded by other businesses including a banner painter and a Masonic publishing companyThe image shows a historic black and white photograph of a city street with the facades of several buildings one being the Olympic Theatre surrounded by other businesses including a banner painter and a Masonic publishing companyThe image shows a historic black and white photograph of a city street with the facades of several buildings one being the Olympic Theatre surrounded by other businesses including a banner painter and a Masonic publishing company

Immerse yourself in the rich history of the 'Big Apple' with 'A Walk Through 1840s New York City' tour. This unique journey transports you two centuries back in time, letting you explore New York City as it was in the 1840s. From iconic landmarks to hidden treasures that time forgot, this walking tour offers an unmatched historical experience filled with tales of spectacular riverfront mansions, massive civic buildings and the city's first department store.

Every tale begins with a walk, and yours will commence through the cobblestone streets of Lower Manhattan. Stepping into this three-hour tour, you will be transported to a world vastly different from today's skylines. This adventure requires a moderate amount of walking of approximately two miles, so comfortable footwear and weather-appropriate clothing are recommended. As you navigate the city, an expert guide will narrate the history behind iconic landmarks such as City Hall, the African Burial Grounds, and the Brooklyn Bridge, weaving a rich tapestry of stories that encapsulate old New York's hustle and bustle.

Among the tour's highlights is a vivid walkthrough of Five Points, a notorious slum featured in the cinema for its remarkable history. Once known as America’s most dangerous slum, it now stands as a testament of the formidable human spirit. You'll witness how the neighborhood has transformed over the centuries, becoming today's bustling Chinatown. As you delve into vibrant histories, you’ll be part of New York’s evolution from America's biggest seaport to its greatest metropolis.

This walking journey is chockfull of historical gems that symbolize the city's inherent spirit of survival, resilience, and reinvention. Did you know that Wall Street, today's financial powerhouse, once had a real wall? Or that SoHo established the concept of loft living? On this walking tour, not only will you witness these transformations of the city's landscape, but also learn the fascinating stories behind New York's iconic sights.

Bringing together nostalgia and discovery, 'A Walk Through 1840s New York City' is a must-experience activity for everyone - history enthusiasts, culture junkies, tourists, or even a local wanting to know more about their city. Wrap your NYC trip with a deeper understanding of its past, inspiring you to see the modern city through the lens of history and heritage.

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 Pass By  Canal Street
Experience the bustling heart of New York City in Canal Street. This vibrant and lively artery of the city is a fusion of cultures, teeming with unique boutiques, intriguing novelty shops, and authentic multiethnic cuisine. The famed street also offers a sneak peek of history with its architecture, making every stroll an adventure. Embrace the melting pot of experiences Canal Street offers for a genuine slice of the Big Apple.
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 Stop at  Columbus Park
Nestled in bustling New York City, Columbus Park is a serene urban getaway providing visitors with a breath of fresh air. Here, you can explore sweeping landscapes, relish in the melody of local musicians, engage in lively games of mahjong or witness the beauty of Tai Chi at sunrise. It's an oasis where history, culture and community converge amidst the concrete jungle. Experience the pulse of NYC through this verdant retreat, making memories that endure.
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 Stop at  Foley Square/Federal Plaza
Immerse yourself in history and grandeur at Foley Square Federal Plaza, New York. This monumental nucleus of governmental buildings paints an intriguing picture of America's past and present. With its imposing architecture, sculptures, and a surrounding plaza perfect for contemplative strolls, Foley Square offers a unique blend of education, culture, and cityscape intrigue, right in the heart of bustling NY.
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 Pass By  SoHo Neighborhood in New York, NY
Immerse yourself in the vibrant SoHo Neighborhood in New York, an epicenter of fashion, art, and culture. Wander through cobbled lanes draped with ornate cast-iron exteriors, housing indie boutiques, upscale brands, and innovative eateries. Experience the beat of creativity alive in every corner.
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 Stop at  The Five Points
Experience the intriguing past of America's bustling metropolis at Five Points, New York. This historically rich neighborhood, once the nation's epicenter of immigration, blends a tapestry of diverse cultures. Get lost in the unique allure of its cobblestone streets, captivating heritage-inspired shops, and the aura of its storied past. An immersive journey through Five Points is a must-visit for every history enthusiast.
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 Stop at  The Public Theater
Discover the vibrant heart of New York's performing arts scene at The Public Theater. A hub of world-class drama, music, and dance, it's an unmissable experience for culture enthusiasts. With innovative shows diverse in style and substance, and famed for championing emerging talents, it's more than a venue. It’s an incubator for groundbreaking artistry in the mesmerizing city that never sleeps.
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 Pass By  Astor Place Theatre
Venture into the cultural heart of NYC at the iconic Astor Place Theatre. Relish a rich tradition of groundbreaking performances with the Theatre’s intimate setup, perfect for innovative shows like the renowned Blue Man Group. Immerse yourself in a unique fusion of art, music, and technology, nestled among diverse eateries and trendy shops. Astor Place Theatre is not just a visit, it's an unforgettable experience.
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 Pass By  Colonnade Row
Discover the historic charm of New York City at Colonnade Row. Once known as LaGrange Terrace, this early 19th-century residential row boasts grand Greek-revival style complete with Corinthian columns. Stroll through its preserved facade, revel in its architectural grandeur, and immerse yourself in the fascinating narratives of its past inhabitants, spanning from Astors to Vanderbilts. A must-see for history buffs and architecture enthusiasts alike!
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 Stop at  Noho
Discover NoHo, an eclectic enclave in New York City. This charming district, known for its vibrant arts scene, boasts historic architecture alongside trendy boutiques and eateries. Explore art galleries, beautiful boutiques, or dine in the neighborhood's diverse range of restaurants. With its unique blend of history and hipster culture, NoHo offers an unforgettable slice of the Big Apple's rich tapestry. Experience NoHo, where past and present thrive harmoniously.
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 Stop at  Bayard—Condict Building
Explore the architectural grandeur of New York City's Bayard Condict Building. This solo work of Chicago architect Louis Sullivan in NYC astounds visitors with its 13-story terra-cotta facade, delicately etched to detail Sullivan's signature style. Awash in captivating history, it's a celebration of design purity and industrial elegance in the heart of NoHo. Experience a piece of Big Apple history tourists seldom see.

A trip to New York City isn't complete without a glimpse into its grand past. Step back in time, envisage the city's past glory, understand its transformation and experience the sounds, sights and stories that have shaped the city. Witness history coming alive as the narrative transports you back to the 1840s, painting a vivid picture of old New York at its cultural zenith. Seize this opportunity to redefine your NYC experience - sign up for “A Walk Through 1840s New York City” today!


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