Prefer a different time or an evening?Take our standard tour at a time that's convenient for you. Walk at your own pace, with your own group, or even alone, and receive personal attention from our guide.
$80/hour first 4 people, $10/hour additional per person. Call or
email us to make arrangements
Group pricing is available. We also have discounted rates for student groups.
Call or email us for information.
"This is not some stuffy historic tour. When you walk with your tour guide Karen, you feel like
you're strolling Revolutionary Era New York with an old friend. I would enthusiastically recommend this tour to
anyone!" - J.W., Tennessee
"Thank you again for a great tour on Saturday. Your enthusiasm was contagious and your knowledge complete!" - T.E., NY
"...you did a wonderful job of winding the whole story together for me. The use of maps,
prints, broadsides, and personal stories was exactly the experience I was hoping for." - KL, Roseburg, OR
"Thank you for the excellent tour on Saturday; I would
recommmend it to anyone going to NYC, esp with kids..." - L.R., MD
Please arrive early. Tours depart promptly.
Please read this important note about our schedule.
We meet in historic lower Manhattan near many of the city's greatest landmarks. The exact meeting place, directions and a map will be provided at time of ticket purchase.
(Your guide will be wearing a Patriot Tours badge and holding a sign.)
All tours begin and end near stops on the subway, NYC buses and Gray Line hop on/hop off sightseeing buses.
Due to the narrow, winding streets of Downtown Manhattan, the tour size is limited to the first 10 customers Monday through Friday, and
to 15 on Saturdays.
The tours take about 2 1/2 hours to complete. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes!
Your Guide: Karen Q
Tours take place in all types of weather except severe snow or rain. If we cancel a tour due to weather you
will be able to request a refund, or reschedule the tour for another time. If you're unable to attend a tour you may reschedule
up to 12 hours before the tour time. If you get lost or are running late you may call your guide before the start of the tour.
(Phone number will be provided at time of ticket purchase).
Remember, it is your responsibility to be at the tour when it starts. We will not make refund or reschedule arrangements after the tour
Karen uses a combination of story telling and historic facts to bring you a memorable experience of
historic New York City. All stories are true and based on actual accounts gathered from newspapers, diaries, letters
and historic texts. The events you'll learn about along the way will stay with you long after the tour ends!
1st New York by Leddy & Slack
makers of fine tin soldiers
Lower Manhattan Architecture
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"I found that our guide, Karen, effortlessly took us back more than two hundred years, making the City
come alive during the uncertain and perilous times of our nation....Karen's supple mind and contagious enthusiasm make the
two and a half hours fly by and I'm ready to do it again, with different questions!" - E.D., NJ
"Just a note to thank you once again for the walking tour last week... I thoroughly enjoyed it and your company! It certainly showed another side to Manhattan." - M.J., United Kingdom
"You have done your homework. Your enthusiasm is contagious. It is most apparent you love your subject and your work. Most of all you love our country. America is a better place because of you. I hope to be on one of your tours again." - D.K., WA"What a wonderful way to spend the afternoon. We toured sights in Manhattan that deserve an audience and learned about the country and city's
rich history along the way." - JS, NJ
"My kids called last night and said they loved the tour. It was very interesting and they
learned so much. The guide was great. - Mrs. C., Oswego, NY"