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Great Women of NY Tour

  • Explore a different side of the city and its history
  • See many of Lower Manhattan’s key landmarks in a single tour
  • Learn all about the women who shaped New York from your guide
Great Women of NY Tour
From $31.50
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Great Women of NY Tour
From $31.50
Discover a different side of New York history on this walking tour of Lower Manhattan. Meet your guide in the morning at the National Museum of the American Indian, and explore the ways in which women have shaped New York’s history and identity. See sights like Wall Street, the 9/11 Memorial, and more, and learn about the bold and intrepid women who made the city what it is today, from trailblazing writers and suffragettes to soldiers and September 11th heroes.
What to Expect
Starting at 10am at the bottom of the steps in front of the Museum of the American Indian at 1 Bowling Green, you will begin your journey on our Great Women of NY Tour. Women have shaped every aspect of the city’s growth since before it was founded. This tour explores the pivotal role women have played in the development of NYC and tells the hidden stories of the female pioneers whose contributions made this city into a great metropolis. We begin with the story of the matriarchs of the Lenape Indians, the original Native American inhabitants. We then tell the stories of women trailblazers including the only women to start a village in colonial America, the first woman to be injured in fighting during the Revolutionary war, enslaved women, woman suffragists, Wall Street pioneers, religious leaders, ground breaking writers, social justice crusaders, philanthropists, and 9/11 heroes.
Reviews (12)
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Reviewed November 7, 2018
Interesting twist on a historical walking tour

The Great Women of NY tour was an excellent alternative to the 'traditional' walking tour. We walked around lower Manhattan and saw all the key sights, but each were brought to life through the stories of women who were often left out of the history...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Felicity H
Reviewed September 29, 2018
Great Women of NY Tour = AMAZING!!

Katherine was an amazing guide - she really brought to life the many stories of women in the history of NY who are often forgotten. Thoroughly enjoyed this amazing tour - went as part of a group from grad school. It was quite an emotional...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank hari_padma
Reviewed September 25, 2018
Fantastic Tour of a side of history not often highlighted

The Great Women of New York walking tour was everything I could have hoped! Katherine was a great guide with a wealth of knowledge and insight about amazing women of America who have been buried by our written history. She stopped for photo opportunities and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Katy C
Reviewed September 25, 2018
Wonderful tour

I cannot say enough good things about Katherine and this tour. Not only did we get to explore a beautiful and vibrant part of the city, I also learned so much new information about the various buildings, statues, and monuments and their relationship to great...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ameliarsprong
Reviewed September 13, 2018
Finally a Tour That Focuses on Great Women in History!

We have been on a lot of walking tours and visited a lot of historical places, and the focus is almost always on men's contributions and great men in history. Now, finally there is a tour that focuses on women's contributions to history and great...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jeryl M
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