Gramercy Park and Union Square

A walk through one of the most dynamic and diverse areas in Manhattan, the bustling Union Square and the serene neighboring Gramercy Park!

Framed by two of New York’s greatest parks, this walk begins with Union Square – vibrant, bustling historic home of fashionable theater, legendary shopping and political rallies. We then stroll the streets of the East 20’s to the exclusive enclave which surround the private Gramercy Park.   Our tour connects two areas that are neighbors yet worlds apart. Stops could include: the actual Tammany Hall building, the Players Club, the former sites of Tiffany & Co. and Steinway Pianos, as well as the homes of Stanford White, Peter Cooper and Theodore Roosevelt.

Tour Info

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

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Public Tour
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Tour Schedule
Friday, July 2012:00 pm
Monday, July 301:00 pm
Friday, August 312:00 pm
Friday, August 101:00 pm
Wednesday, August 2212:00 pm
Thursday, August 3011:00 am
Monday, September 311:00 am
Tuesday, September 1112:00 pm
Monday, September 1711:00 am
Sunday, September 2311:00 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

Location:
The George Washington Statue located on the 14th Street side of Union Square.

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

Subway Trains
4/5/6/N/R/L to Union Square.

Questions? We have answers

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.

Guides
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.
More about our guides.

Tips
Gratuities are always appreciated, but never expected.

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

Refund Policy
Full refunds are available by request up until 72 hours prior to a walking tour. Between 72 and 24 hours prior to the scheduled tour we offer credit to be used on any future walk. Cancellations with less than 24 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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