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New York City: Greenwich Village 2-Hour Tour

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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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Duration 2 hours
Starting time 1:30 PM
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

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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
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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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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From US$ 35 per person

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