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New York City: Greenwich Village 2-Hour Tour

Product ID: 46058
Explore the counterculture of New York’s Greenwich Village on a 2-hour walking tour, and discover where legendary artists, such as Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, and Edgar Allan Poe used to hang out. Learn about the rise of gay rights, café society, and more.

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About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
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Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the counterculture history of Greenwich Village
  • Walk from New York University and Washington Park Square
  • Discover the oldest wood frame house and oldest off Broadway theater in New York
  • See the apartment from the TV series "Friends"
  • Learn about writers and artists, from Edgar Allan Poe to Lenny Bruce
  • Hear about the rise of gay rights at the Stonewall Inn
Full description
Explore New York’s most bohemian neighborhood on a 2-hour tour of Greenwich Village, and discover its reputation as a magnet for intellectuals, artists, and beat poets.

Meet your guide on the corner of Waverly Place and 6th Avenue and set off in the footsteps of Henry James and Edgar Allan Poe. Learn about artists, such as Jackson Pollack, who gave the neighborhood its freewheeling identity. Hear stories of radical thinkers like Upton Sinclair and John Reed, who debated in smoky cafés.

Feel the energy of “the Village” as you stroll from Washington Square Park to the haunts and hideaways of Dylan Thomas, Jimi Hendrix and Lenny Bruce. Savor stories of how the Beat Generation flourished here, and uncover some of New York's rarest sights - including the smallest piece of private property in the city!

Along the way, you will go to Jones Street, where Bob Dylan's album cover “The Freewheeling Bob Dylan” was shot, see the 1st integrated NYC club at the Cafe Society, learn about the birth of gay rights at the Stonewall Inn, and see the apartment building used in “Friends.”

Admire the oldest wood frame house in the village, and finish your tour at 77 Bedford Street, former home of Issac Hendricks, and the Cherry Lane Theater, the oldest continuously running off Broadway theater in New York.
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Meet your guide on the South West corner of Waverly Place and 6th Avenue, diagonally across from Duane Reade.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 102 reviews

Review summary

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    4.9 / 5
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    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
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Immerse yourself in the ever-present culture as you stroll down bohemian streets and imagine a life where poets, artists, writers, and activists converged at the most unlikely, yet likely places. Follow a knowledgeable and charming guide who draws you into the past with captivating stories and the sights to match. Not to be missed!

January 28, 2020

A really great experience. I encountered a group of people from Greece, Australia and Italy. Our guide Steven was really entertaining and very friendly. We learned about the history of Washington Square Park, Stone Wall, several old residences, the location of the “Friends” apartment from the TV show, the skinniest building in New York, the location and history of the Triangle shirt waist fire.... where all the neat jazz and comedy clubs were in the area.... the list goes on! I highly recommend this tour!

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January 21, 2020

Kevin knows so much about the Greenwich area of NYC. Great little historical stories, architectural tidbits, lots on happenings past and current. He can answer most anything you ask. FUN tour.

February 3, 2020

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