Greenwich Village

Stroll through one of New York’s most picturesque and historic neighborhoods.

Stroll through one of New York’s most picturesque neighborhoods as we explore the unique and legendary home to artists, writers and radicals.   Our walk has a special emphasis on the history and architecture of the Village. Stops could include: Jefferson Market Courthouse, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the “hanging elm”, the Stonewall Inn, and sites associated with Stanford White, Aaron Burr, Edith Wharton, John Sloan, Evelyn Nesbit, Jimi Hendrix, and Thomas Paine.

Tour Info

Cost: $25
$20 Seniors and $15 Full-Time Students

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Tour Schedule
Wednesday, April 261:00 pm
Monday, May 111:00 am
Wednesday, May 101:00 pm
Sunday, May 1411:00 am
Tuesday, May 1611:00 am
Tuesday, May 2311:00 am
Sunday, May 2812:00 pm
Wednesday, May 3112:00 pm
Saturday, June 35:00 pm
Monday, June 52:00 pm
Wednesday, June 710:00 am
Sunday, June 1111:00 am
Tuesday, June 132:00 pm
Thursday, June 1510:00 am
Saturday, June 1710:00 am
Tuesday, June 201:00 pm
Friday, June 2310:00 am
Monday, June 262:00 pm
Wednesday, June 281:00 pm
Saturday, July 15:00 pm
Monday, July 311:00 am
Thursday, July 62:00 pm
Monday, July 1010:00 am
Thursday, July 1310:00 am
Monday, July 1710:00 am
Thursday, July 2011:00 am
Saturday, July 225:00 pm
Tuesday, July 2511:00 am
Sunday, July 3010:00 am
Tour Reservations

Big Onion happily accepts walk up participants. However, many Big Onion customers prefer to pay in advance. Prepayment also helps us determine group size and appropriate guide numbers.

NOTE: You will select your date in the next step.

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Refund Policy

Have a group or special event?

Consider a private tour!

We’ve done tours for school example, group example and corporate example. Whether you are looking to integrate a tour into your academic curriculm or entertaining out-of-towners, a Big Onion walking tour is a great way to experience the city.

Private tours can be arranged for a weekday, weekend, day or evening. We can accommodate up to 500 walkers. We work closely with you to create an enjoyable experience for your group.

Please call us at (212) 439-1090 ext 5 or email us for more information or to arrange.

Meeting Location

Northeast corner Christopher Street and Seventh Avenue South, in front of Duplex. 

Finding Your Guides
All guides carry an 8×11 sign that says “Big Onion Walking Tours”.

Subway Trains
1 to Christopher Street, A/B/C/D/E/F to West 4th Street.

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Time & Distance
All tours last approximately two hours. We start on time and walk between one and two miles at a moderate walking pace, stopping at various sites along the tour.

Rain/Inclement Weather
Big Onion generally presents tours rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather please check our home page for notifications or call our hotline [(888) 606-WALK (9255) ext. 1], to confirm our schedule.

The finest group of tour guides in the city. Most of us are full-time graduate students researching and writing doctoral dissertations in history passionate about the history, architecture and people of New York.
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Gratuities are always appreciated, but never expected.

Helpful Links
Local weather forecast
NYC Subway Map
Weekly Service Advisories
Subway Fares

Refund Policy
Tour refunds (minus $1 per person, $2 for Multi-Ethnic Eating Tour, America's Museum and Brooklyn Distilled) are available by request up until 48 hours prior to the scheduled tour. Cancellations less than 48 hours prior to the tour or no shows will not be refunded.

Walks are held rain or shine, but may be cancelled for severe weather or if museum is closed. No shows are considered last-minute cancellations and are non-refundable. In the event of a Big Onion cancellation or museum closure, full refunds or rescheduled tickets will be offered.

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