Explore how New York City has shaped the American Cultural Landscape.
This history of the legendary Five Points. A guided walking tour created in partnership with the film "Gangs of New York".
Explore the most visited and least understood neighborhood in Manhattan!
Walk "The Triangle Below Canal" as we explore the history and architecture of one of Manhattan's oldest neighborhoods.
Now offering walking tours and Virtual Adventures!
Since 1991, Big Onion Walking Tours has led locals and visitors alike on innovative and exciting tours through New York’s ethnic neighborhoods and historic districts.
Our educator & graduate student guides lead the finest, most comprehensive, and thought-provoking “outings” available. Take a tour today!
Cost $30 $15 for virtual tours Lower pricing for students and seniors
Each tour is deeply researched and based on factual information.
As varied as the city we serve, we offer over 30 tours, in 20 different NYC neighborhoods.
History grad students, certified by NYC, you can’t get any better than that.
“Astoundingly informative tours”Time Out New York Guidebook
“Best Place to Take Out-of-Town Guests”The Village Voice
“Great way to experience the city”800+ 5-Star Reviews
Field Trips We specialize in unique out-of-the-classroom excursions. We can assist in integrating our tours into an academic curriculum.
Private Tours Our walking tours are great for families, team building, special events, and entertaining clients.Email us or call (212) 439-1090 to arrange.
Gift Certificates All tours are available for Gift Certificates. Give multiple tickets and deliver by email. The perfect last minute gift they won’t forget!
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