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Artistic, Alternative Greenwich Village Walking Tour

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    Greenwich Village and its winding streets were already here when the rest of Manhattan’s streets were laid out as a grid in the early 19th century. See those crooked streets and more during a guided walking tour that covers more than 200 years of history. Check out the beautiful, historic brownstone residential buildings and the area’s bars and restaurants.
    Edgar Allan Poe lived and wrote in this historic and beautiful neighborhood. The poet Dylan Thomas drank himself to death here. Radical thinkers John Reed and Upton Sinclair started counterculture movements, and the Village has been a haven for bohemians and a birthplace of the Beat movement. Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix played the small clubs and created some of their best music here. Your guide will also share the history of the gay rights movement as you pass landmarks.
    Experience the present, learn a lot about the past and maybe even get a glimpse into the future of this iconic space in New York City. Finish the tour in iconic Washington Square before your tour ends at Village Cigar, a West Village relic.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Beautiful day walking around creative interesting neighborhood. Lots of historical facts plus advice on current shops and restaurants etc to visit. Enjoyed by ages 70’s thru teens.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank tokyomom1
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Our guide Evan did a tremendous job of leading our group through the Village. He made the history of this colorful neighborhood come alive. So glad we took this tour!

    Thank hcvtmonkton_VT
    Reviewed 4 July 2019 via mobile

    We took the tour with Jenny who guided us through the highlights of Greenwich Village. Great itinerary, both in terms of discovering the quaintness of the village but also its history. Highly recommend !

    Thank PascaleLevacher
    Reviewed 30 May 2019

    I really enjoyed this walking tour. Ray, the tour guide, had a great knowledge of the neighbourhood and regaled me and the other visitors with anecdotes, stories and trivia about the area, as well as explaining to us about its history. As a music fan,...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank bryanczq
    Reviewed 12 November 2018

    We got lucky and had glorious fall weather for our tour. We take walking tours in all the cities we visit so we know a good guide when we get one. We were lucky to have Nathan, who was an excellent guide. He was a...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    1  Thank PNWtraveler02
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