Big Onion Virtual Adventures

We are pleased to offer a selection of our walking tours as virtual experiences. Our educator-guides will lead you on a virtual tour of New York and Brooklyn neighborhoods as well as the City of Hudson!

Our Virtual Adventures are live, interactive, narrations of our walking tours. Using historic and contemporary images as well as documents and discussion, our educator-guides will lead you through the neighborhood as we would on one of our in-person walking tours.

Running approximately one hour, Virtual Adventures are presented through Zoom and can be enjoyed from anywhere in the world. Each participant will receive an email with the secure Zoom meeting number and password before the Adventure.  As an interactive program, you can ask questions via the Zoom “raise your hand” and chat features.

Click on each tour title to be taken to the individual Virtual Adventure!

See below for brief virtual tour descriptions. Virtual tours also appear on our Schedule page as “Big Onion Virtual Adventures”.

Available Virtual Tours in Manhattan

Immigrant New York
The original Big Onion Tour! Explore the many layers of immigrant history of the Lower East Side.

Greenwich Village
One of Manhattan’s most loved and least understood neighborhoods!

Historic Lower Manhattan
Walk in the footsteps of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton & others on this broad-reaching tour of the oldest part of Manhattan: today’s Financial District.

Chelsea & the High Line
From farmland origins to the world’s premier elevated park!

The Upper East Side
Known as the most luxurious Manhattan neighborhood, come explore the architecture and hidden history of the East ’60s and ’70s.

History of Social Justice in New York
From early slave uprisings, through the thinkers of the American Revolution, to the American Labor Movement and into the present; New York has always been at the forefront of the quest for equality and social justice.

Available Virtual Tours Beyond Manhattan

The Brooklyn Bridge
A walk across the legendary Brooklyn Bridge exploring the who, how, and why this marvel was built.

Historic Brooklyn Heights
Explore the history and architecture of America’s first landmark district!

Historic Hudson
Learn about the City of Hudson, a historic & architectural treasure, 150 miles north of New York City

Ellis Island
Explore the island that served at the Gateway to America for over 12 million immigrants in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Learn about the development of Ellis Island, the inspection process for immigrants, and the stories of some of those immigrants who passed through the station.

Private Virtual Tours

All Big Onion Virtual Adventures are available for private bookings. Please email us at for more information.