Civil War Era Walking Tour

What to expect
  • Learn about New York's astronomical rise to the wealthiest port city in the world
  • Hear about NYC's changing role in the Civil War
  • Visit historic sites like Delmonico's Restaurant, Trinity Church and St. Paul's Chapel
  • Discuss the abolitionist publisher of the NY Tribune
Imagine a city filled with contradictions, a city that promised success and drew masses of poor immigrants and wealthy investors. Imagine a city torn apart by ethnic, economic, and political differences, on the brink of Civil War. That was New York City in the 1850’s and 1860’s. On this tour, travel through lower Manhattan, recreating mid-nineteenth century life in NYC. Visit Delmonico’s, Tweed Courthouse, and City Hall. As you walk through the streets, you’ll see samples of newspapers, political cartoons, drawings, and photographs to add to the realism. Uncover New York’s history during this tumultuous time.

Note: The tour meets near Battery Park, the exact location to be provided upon purchase of tickets. This tour runs rain or shine, except in severe weather.
Key Highlights
Price $39.00 per guest
Duration / Session 2 hours
# Sessions 1
There are no refunds; all sales are final.

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