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What was going on in New York before the Independence? This walking tour covers all of colonial period between 1609, the year when Henry Hudson discovered what we call Manhattan, until 1789 when the first inauguration happened and George Washington became president of these new United States with the capital right here in New York City.
The private tour takes about 2 hours and costs $250. Use calendar below to look for an available time and request a convenient slot. I will get back to you shortly with confirmation. Or just contact me.
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Did you know?
How did it get its name?
Dutch settlers named it for oyster shells they found on the river bank. Manhattan shore was a few blocks "inland" then.
Where is Alex?
Everyone's favorite US treasurer lived here for most of his life and even is buried in the Trinity Church Cemetery near Wall street
Is that a royal toponym in America? o_O
Hanover square and street were named for King George II and not renamed after the Revolution to help trading with the UK
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Licensed New York Guide, leading tours since 2012.
I have never appreciated history before I moved to New York in 2010. Maybe it was an immigrant thing – to study up on the new city and country – but it quickly fascinated me. Now 4 shelves of USA and New York history books and 10 years guiding experience behind me I more than ever want to share the stories I learned.