Historic Times Square
Walk the commercial & theatrical heart of New York City!
Before it was known as “The Crossroads of the World,” Times Square was “Longacre Square,” an area best known for harness shops and horse stables. Come see how much has changed as we visit a potter’s field turned reservoir then elegant city park; the one time center of the city’s vice district, as well as a host of legendary theaters, grand hotels, and movie houses. We’ll see how redevelopment has changed the neighborhood and we’ll look for traces of “old” Times Square hidden in plain sight. Stops may include: The New York Public Library, Astor Hotel and sites associated with the Shubert Family, Flo Ziegfeld, George Gershwin, Elvis Presley, and Damon Runyon.
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.
To preregister and pay for your tour, click the “Book Now” button. You will receive an e-mail confirmation and receipt once your order has been processed.
We regard a senior as 65+ years and a student anyone enrolled in full-time study. Please bring ID indicating senior status (i.e. age) and/or full-time active enrollment.
Refund Policy: Tour refunds (minus a $1 processing charge per person) 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. If Big Onion cancels a walk for any reason a full refund will be provided (please see our rain/inclement weather policy on the FAQ page for more information about tour cancellations).