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Big Onion Walking Tours

New York City, NY, USA
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About Big Onion Walking Tours
Now offering Big Onion Virtual Adventures! Explore the neighborhoods of New York from the safety of home! These outing are listed on our website and are open to the public. We have an advance schedule of "outings" and detailed descriptions. Since 1991, Big Onion has been leading informative, award-winning, and innovative walking tours of New York's historic districts and ethnic neighborhoods. All tours are lead by PhD candidates in American history or a related field. Big Onion has been called "The Best Walking Tour in New York" by New York Magazine; "Best Place to Take Out-of-Town Guests" by The Village Voice; and "One of the best urban walking tours in the world" by Forbes. Big Onion is an approved educational vendor for the NYC Department of Education and a Programming Partner with the Brooklyn Historical Society and have created tours in partnership with a variety of great organizations. We look forward to returning our walking tour programming when public safety allows.
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Jeanne O wrote a review Jul 2020
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Caroline, our guide, was very informative, warm and gracious. Very knowledgeable about the Lower Manhattan Revolutionary era history as well as art history. Although this was a virtual tour with still pictures instead of live visual, it was still fascinating. I can't wait for
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Date of experience: June 2020
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MCO wrote a review Jun 2020
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My husband and I had intended to take a Big Onion Walking Tour during a planned NYC trip in June 2020, but COVID cancelled our trip. However, Big Onion began offering Virtual Tours for different neighborhoods, historical structures, or historical experiences, and we couldn't be
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Bonnie K wrote a review May 2020
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History was great. I love to learn about new places and things. It has been a long time since I was in NYC so it was nice to get a review of the city. I would have liked to have seen moving video of the places but the still photos were good too.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Response from bigonion, Owner at Big Onion Walking Tours
Responded Jun 1, 2020
Thank you for joining our new Virtual Adventures. These are a completely new series of programs as New York City continues, for public safety, to remain closed. With the NY State mandated closure, NY Pause, it is not possible to film on city streets at this time. Seth Kamil President
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Nilene E wrote a review Feb 2020
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Jordan was an informative and enthusiastic guide and very knowledgeable about the history of the different ethnic groups that successively populated the lower east side. The various foods were delicious - fresh warm bialy, malaysian beef jerky, chinese bean paste pastry, mini
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Krista W wrote a review Feb 2020
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Salonee was an amazing tour guide - painting the picture of the last 100 years of Harlem and the social, political, and cultural current that ran through those streets. She is very bright and even gave the listeners book titles to learn more. She was fascinating, articulate and
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Date of experience: February 2020
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