Sightseeing in New York City - Historic Tours

Sightseeing in New York City - Historic Tours
Visit America's Historic Sites

Visit America's Historic Sites

New York Historic Tours

Due to its rich history, New York City has some of the most famous historic attractions in the world.  These well-known NYC landmarks connect visitors and locals to different parts of the American culture, either from the present day or from the formation of the country.

Whether you're looking for insight into the American Revolution or dying to get an inside look at where the Yankee's play baseball, historic tours in NYC will help you explore all these top New York sights.  Since New York City has as many historic NY tours as landmarks, deciding which informative Manhattan tour to take can be challenging.  Luckily, we've compiled a guide to all the best New York historic tours.

Keep reading to learn about all the fun historic tours in NYC.

See Manhattan's Districts

See Manhattan's Districts

New York Historic Walking Tours

Grabbing a spot on a historic NY walking tour is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to see all the famous NYC sights.

  • Walking District Tours: This historic NY tour leads visitors around various Manhattan districts to highlight the often-overlooked details of the City.  From Greenwich Village and the Theater District to Ground Zero and the Financial District, there's a district tour for all tastes on these fun and historic tours in NYC.
  • City Survey Tour: As one of the most energetic New York historic tours, this NYC walking tour is perfect for first-time visitors that are looking to get an overview of the City.   While visiting all the most famous NYC attractions, your NY tour guide will tell you about NYC's history and geography.

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New York's Cultural Landmarks

New York's Cultural Landmarks

Cultural Landmark New York Historic Tours

While cultures have overlapped and mixed throughout history in this city, these cultural landmark historic tours in NYC emphasize the current cultural interests.

  • Lincoln Center: As one of the most interesting historic NY tours, the Lincoln Center tour ushers visitors around the famous NYC performing arts center.  Home to the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, a tour of this cultural landmark in New York will inspire and delight all performing arts fans.
  • NY Stadium:  When you grab a spot on one of the New York historic tours of the New Yankee Stadium, you'll learn about the Yankees' extensive history and visit their museum.  Additionally, depending on the day, you could get the opportunity to visit the Yankees' clubhouse and dugout.

Scroll down and keep reading to get a taste of some other New York historic tours.

NYCTourist Travel Info
  Tour Info Price
1.
American Princess Cruises

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$45.00 Details
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NYC Dolphin & Whale Watching

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$45.00 Details
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Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest

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$49.00 Details
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Sunset Cruise from Brooklyn

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$44.00 Details
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Private Tour with Personal Photographer

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$100.00 Details
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Coach Overnight Tours

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$130.00 Details
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Rockefeller Center Tour Package

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$15.00 Details
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The Ride NYC

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$59.00 Details
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New York City Explorer Pass

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Price
$74.99 Details
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Deluxe Private VIP Tours

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Price
$495.00 Details
Tours of Lower Manhattan

Tours of Lower Manhattan

New York Historic Tours of Lower Manhattan

Hosting much of NYC's government and finance activity, New York historic tours in Lower Manhattan offer visitors an educational and fun afternoon.

  • Revolutionary Tours: This historic NY tour will delight any history buff.  From Liberty Poll to St. Paul's Chapel, your tour guides will bring the American Revolution to life again with their informative stories and interesting anecdotes on this NYC walking tour.
  • Ground Zero Museum: Take this tour to get an up close and personal look at the historic NYC sight.  From photographs taken during the events on 9/11 to artifacts recovered from the debris, you'll get more insight into what happened that day and feel closer to the many people that were affected.

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New York Historic Tours about the Arts

New York Historic Tours about the Arts

New York Historic Tours about the Arts

Take a historic NY tour to see why New York is known for its contributions to the arts, both literary and performing arts.

  • Broadway Theater District Tour:  Known around the world, New York's Broadway Theater supplies visitors with endless entertainment.  On this captivating historic NY tour, you'll tour Times Square and the Theater District and potentially get to go backstage at a Broadway theater.
  • Dylan Thomas Greenwich Village Tour: Literary fanatics will enjoy this walking tour through Greenwich Village.  You'll see many places that Dylan Thomas frequented, while also checking out some spots once visited by other literary legends (such as E.E. Cummings and William Faulkner).

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