Our stroll through Greenwich Village, one of New York’s most picturesque neighborhoods, will take you on a journey from the bucolic 18th century village of Greenwich, to the early 19th century summer getaway from “the city,” through the days of the bohemian intelligentsia of the 1920s to the rockers and radicals of the 1960s. We will explore the unique and legendary home to artists, writers, and radicals. We share stories of the Gay Rights and Labor Rights movements, of iconic artists and writers such as John Sloan and Edna St. Vincent Millay, and of folk and rock musicians, including Woody Guthrie and Jimi Hendrix.
Our walk has a special emphasis on the social 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, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Evelyn Nesbit, Jimi Hendrix, and Thomas Paine.
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|Tuesday, June 16||11:00 am|
|Sunday, June 21||11:00 am|
|Friday, June 26||11:00 am|
|Tuesday, June 30||11:00 am|
|Wednesday, July 8||2:00 pm|
|Monday, July 13||2:00 pm|
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.
Northeast corner Christopher Street and Seventh Avenue South, in front of Duplex.
1 to Christopher Street, A/B/C/D/E/F to West 4th Street.
Finding Your Guides
All guides carry an 8×11 sign that says “Big Onion Walking Tours”.
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.
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 anywhere. 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.
With 24+ hours prior to a walking tour, Big Onion offers a full credit for the value of the booking. Credits will be given as Gift Cards in dollar amounts. Gift Cards are good for two years and can be used on any Big Onion outing. Cancellations with less than 24 hours prior to the tour or no shows cannot be credited.
Walks are held rain or shine, but may be cancelled for severe weather or if museum is closed. In the event of a Big Onion cancellation or museum closure, full refunds or rescheduled tickets will be offered.
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