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NYC Revolutionary War Spies Tour

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Discover tales of the treachery that characterized Revolutionary War-era New York that you may never hear otherwise on this small-group walking tour. Meet your guide—a specialist in the era—in Lower Manhattan, and set off to see the sights connected with some of the period’s most notorious acts and perpetrators of espionage. Learn about the Culper Spy Ring, visit a former red-light district and British jail; and more.
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    Stop At: City Hall Park, 43 Park Row City Hall, New York City, NY 10038-1508

    We'll meet at City Hall Park (Broadway and Park Place), the site of the old city's commons. From there, we'll walk through the oldest streets of New York City, which were laid down before the American Revolution. We’ll imagine a city occupied by the British and converted into a military base.

    Stop At: St. Paul's Chapel, 209 Broadway b/t Fulton Street & Vesey Street, New York City, NY 10007-2977

    Visit St. Paul’s Chapel and hear about the Holy Ground – once the biggest and most notorious red-light district in North America.

    Stop At: The Oculus, 33-69 Vesey St World Trade Center, New York City, NY 10003

    Viewed from St Paul's Graveyard - a great photo!

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Wall Street, New York City, NY 10005

    Historic Wall Street - the commercial center of old NYC

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Stone Street Historic District, New York City, NY

    The oldest historic district in Lower Manhattan

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: Delmonico's, 56 Beaver St, New York, NY 10004, USA

    Oldest Restaurant in America - 1824

    Stop At: Bowling Green, Broadway & Whitehall Street, New York City, NY 10004

    Site of the old statue of King George III and fence that remains from the riot of 1776

    Duration: 10 minutes
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    Departure Point
    The Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway, New York, NY 10007, USA
    Departure Time
    12:00 PM
    Return Details
    Bowling Green, Broadway &, Whitehall St, New York, NY 10004, USA
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We have taken several of Karen's tours. It is a must for us when we are in NYC. They are incredibly well researched with details you will find no where else. And Karen is very entertaining and passionate, telling great stories and holding your interest for the entire tour.
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    This review is about the Revolutionary War Spies Tour Recently did my 3rd tour with Karen. I had previously done the Revolutionary War and Hamilton Burr Tours. I have always been fascinated with spies and have read many books on the Culper Ring and being a fan of the show
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    We took this tour this morning because we have watched the television series Turn. This was well worth it, Karen did a wonderful job giving history and stories of the spies who helped Washington. A really enjoyable experience, learning just how valuable the average citizen was
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    By: Patriot Tours
    136 reviews
    New York City, New York
    Fascinating Walk Through NYC's Revolutionary History!
    As a lifelong New Yorker, it's sometimes hard to find new things to love about NYC - esp. in the cold of winter!
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    Wilton, Connecticut
    Fabulous Informative Tour - a Must-Do!
    Karen is a font of all knowledge of things relating to the events in New York before and during the Revolutionary
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    Boise, Idaho
    Best tour of our trip!
    We visited 14 states over a month's time, including NYC, Washington DC, Philadelphia and Nashville, the fall
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    Big Canoe, Georgia
    A tour worth your time and money
    Having just read Atkinson’s first of three books on the Revolutionary War, this tour was the perfect way to bring
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    newmexmeg .
    Enjoyed Karen’s wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm for historical events. Great prologue for performance that
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    Excellent, fun tour of Revolutionary War era New York
    We had a thoroughly delightful tour with Karen when we were in New York a couple of weeks ago. Karen's enthusiasm
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    Jacksonville, Florida
    Great Revolutionary War History Walking Tour
    We begin our first trip to NYC with Karen Q's Patriot Revolutionary Tour. What a fantastic introduction to this
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    Weare, New Hampshire
    Wow, who knew?
    Really informative walking tour of lower Manhattan and it’s importance during the Revolution. Make sure you make
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    Hong Kong, China
    Phenomenal Tour
    If you’re travelling to NY then I highly recommend that you do one of Karen’s Patriot Tours. Karen was recommended
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    Jefferson, South Dakota
    Uncover amazing cool history hidden in plain sight!!
    Karen was fantastic. She has the unique mix of being a meticulous historian and a very entertaining and funny
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    Greencastle, Pennsylvania
    If you love American History, this tour is for you!
    My daughter and I felt extremely fortunate to stumble upon this walking tour with Karen Q when looking for things
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    Steven H
    Interesting Tour; Change the Tour Guide
    The tour was educational and enjoyable. However, what was not enjoyable was the fact that tour guide Karen spent
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    Karen M
    Great NY History Lesson!
    If you’re a history buff and don’t mind spending 2 hours on your feet then this is a great tour and guide.
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    Expert on the Era, Engaging Storyteller
    As someone finally trying to piece together the story of America's founding, I couldn't have found a better tour.
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    Portland, Maine
    Captivating Stories And Impressive Guide
    My husband gave me a tour for the two of us as a gift and we loved it! We went this past June 1 weekend and really
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