Civil War Era Walking Tour of NYC

Patriot Tours, Inc.

What You'll Get

What was America’s Civil War really about? Embark on a thought-provoking 2-hour walking tour through the streets of Manhattan, discussing the accepted reasons for the war as well as more controversial theories about why it was fought with your group of fellow participants and expert guide.

Set out from Bowling Green in Lower Manhattan to Tweed Courthouse in City Hall Park on this walk through history, asking such questions as “Was President Lincoln truly motivated by a desire to save the nation, or did he vastly overstep his Constitutional powers?” “How influenced was he by the great financial interests of his time: railroads, industry and finance?”

Along the way you’ll step back in time to experience 19th Century New York, a city of immense wealth and devastating poverty; a city on the verge of war. Learn about how the Peace Democrats, War Democrats, Republicans and Tammany Hall jockeyed for political power without regard to where it would lead the country or the people of the city while discovering some of Manhattan’s architectural landmarks. Hear stories about controversial New Yorkers like Horace Greeley and Fernando Wood who stood by their beliefs in the face of opposition, and listen as your guide describes NYC’s surprising and conflicted role in America’s most devastating war.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers — subject matter isn’t suitable for most children
  • Enjoy plenty of places to sit while listening to the stories of old New York as you go. There are also restrooms en route
  • Expertise of a local guide

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • DVD (available to purchase)

Departure Point
Bowling Green, Museum of the American Indian

Departure Time
10am or 12pm, depending on the date.

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2 hours

Return Details
City Hall Park

Voucher Info
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