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Edgar Allen Poe Greenwich Village Tour

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Named after the father of American Poetry, this walking tour will explore the origins of the neighborhood that became the incubator for the art movements in the United States.
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Duration: 2 hours
Starting time 2:00 PM
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  • Stroll around Washington Square Park and admire the impressive Arch
  • The eclectic campus environs of New York University - the largest private university in the USA
  • Stonewall Inn, site of the gay liberation riots of 1969
  • Walk down the Bleecker Street
  • Pass the house where American revolutionary Thomas Paine died
  • Follow the footsteps of Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan at Café Wha?
  • Walk through MacDougal Street which has been frequented by numerous famous individuals
  • Site of the deadly Triangle Shirtwaist Factory disaster
  • Stop at the home of Edgar Allen Poe—telltale stories included!
  • And many more of the Village's sights, stories and secrets
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The realization that West 4th St. intersects West 13th St. is your tipoff that Greenwich Village is no ordinary place. It's this very quirkiness that has drawn legendary artists, writers and musicians to its charmed streets for generations—from Edgar Allen Poe to Bob Dylan to the present and future icons you'll doubtless spy on this fascinating ramble through America's creative vortex.

The energy is infectious as you stroll the bustling environs of Washington Square Park and New York University, view the haunts and hideaways where the likes of Dylan Thomas, Jimi Hendrix and Lenny Bruce plied their craft, and savor stories of how the Beat Generation sprang forth and flourished here.

From Bleecker St. to MacDougal St. to Sheridan Square, we'll uncover some of New York's rarest sights (including the smallest piece of property in the city!) and the strange-but-true anecdotes attached to them. This is as rich a literary, cultural and artistic journey as you'll ever experience. So please book it soon. It fills up fast!
  • Guided walking tour
  • Licensed tour guide
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  • Gratuities

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Under the Washington Sq Arch at Fifth Ave and Waverly Place

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$35 - 6 printed 5 x 7 photos of your choice from the tour taken by an Uncle Sam's New York photographer

Multilingual guides available on special request at private tour rates.

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Product ID: 570