Civil War Historic Walking Tour NYC
 



Start on Broadway. The main street of 1800's New York, it was a dividing line between rich and poor.

Walk to The Brewery and Five Points. Where overwhelming poverty, religion and racism turned the area into a boiling cauldron.

Stop at the Tweed Courthouse. Built by William Marcy "Boss" Tweed it is an enduring monument to political corruption.

Visit some of NY's oldest landmarks. St. Paul's Chapel, John St. Methodist Church, Wall St., Delmonico's, India House and more.

Picture New York in the midst of burning, murder and mayhem during the draft riots of 1863.

Tour size is limited!
We keep our tours small, 10 people on weekdays and 15 on weekends, to be sure you receive personal attention from your guide. You'll never feel lost or left behind.




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Civil War Era Walking Tour

Experience 19th Century New York, a city of immense wealth and devastating poverty. A city on the verge of war.
Hear about how the Peace Democrats, War Democrats, Republicans and Tammany Hall jockeyed for political power.
Listen to stories about controversial New Yorkers like Horace Greeley and Fernando Wood who stood by their beliefs in the face of opposition.
Learn about NYC's surprising and conflicted role in America's most devastating war.

The tour starts at Bowling Green and ends at City Hall. Both are close to the subway, NYC buses and Gray Line sightseeing buses.

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More cotton was shipped through NY than any other American port?
A gunship was stationed at the base of Wall St. to protect the sub-treasury located there?
That a NewYork congressman was the first to use the temporary insanity defense for murder?
The draft riots were started by a volunteer fire company?
The USS Monitor (first ironclad warship) was built in Brooklyn?

NEW YORK:
CONFEDERATE ALLY?

Which northern city declared it would declare itself independent from the Union in solidarity with the South?
Where was the Confederate anthem "Dixie" written?
Which city's newspapers accused President Lincoln of misleading Americans into an illegal war for his own benefit?

NEW YORK, of course!

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