The Travel Channel published an article on the Historic Walking Tours in New York City that is worth sharing. Imagine yourself walking the streets of NYC taking in all the historical sites and being educated by the tour guide on the unknowns of the city. There are actually several historic walking tours in the Big Apple but the more favorable and interesting tours will be in Lower Manhattan.
Let’s look at a few of the different tours…
- Grand Central Tour – The Grand Central Terminal is an architecturally stunning building with a past and secrets that most don’t even know. This tour offers a free guided tour or a 30 minute or one hour self-guided audio tour. Take in the architecture and history of the Beaux-Arts landmark and don’t forget to visit the “Whispering Gallery.”
- Big Onion Walking Tours – Since 1991, Big Onion Walking Tours has led locals and visitors alike on innovative and exciting tours through New York’s ethnic neighborhoods and historic districts. Graduate student guides, from Columbia University, lead tours that are the finest, most comprehensive and thought-provoking walks available. The 2-hour tours, spanning 1 to 2 miles, include explorations of neighborhoods like Brooklyn Heights where you’ll see the former homes and haunts of many literary types including Truman Capote and Walt Whitman.
- Ghosts of Greenwich Village Tour – History and horror meet as a secret underworld of ghosts and ghouls reveal themselves during a guided tour around Greenwich Village. Hear the full story from a perturbing Professor, as he guides you through Greenwich Village, introducing you to some of the most notorious haunts in New York, including the Brown Building and the Hanging Tree.
- Walking Tour of Historic Murray Hill – walk around Historic Murray Hill with a knowledgeable guide and learn about its many historic landmarks, including the Union League Club, The Morgan Library, the Polish Consulate and others. Hear about the famous people who once called the Murray Hill neighborhood home, including Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan and Andy Warhol.
And speaking of the lovely and historic Murray Hill neighborhood, there is also a new building in the hood, so walk on over to House 39. House 39 is a sleek and modern luxury apartment building poised at 225 East 39th Street in Murray Hill and newly opened. If you seek residences with generous layouts, first rate amenities and breath taking views, contact House 39 at (212) 661-3900 and ask them for one of their free walking tours of their new, luxury residential building that is sure to make history.