Welcome to Big Apple Fanatics Tours

Big Apple Fanatics Tours was established in 1999 to offer history and literary walking tours of New York City. All of our tours are unique and written, researched, and refined by us. You won’t find these walks given by another tour company. Big Apple Fanatics Tours is led by Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, author and editor of seven books tied New York City history.

The walks were created for those that love the history of New York. They can be in the cozy lobby of the landmark Algonquin Hotel, standing inside a fort built in 1794 on Governors Island, or exploring the heroes of Cypress Hills National Cemetery. Kevin is an expert on everything from cannons to cocktails, and has written extensively about the Jazz Age in Manhattan as well as authors, actors, and soldiers. All guides who work with the company also share his passion for history and literature.

Among his books, Kevin is the author of The Governors Island Explorer’s Guide, A Journey into Dorothy Parker’s New York, The Algonquin Round Table New York: A Historical Guide, and Under the Table: A Dorothy Parker Cocktail Guide. He has been appeared on NPR and the BBC, and been featured in The New York Times and many other publications.

Big Apple Fanatics Tours is proud of its unique walking tours of Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Governors Island.

Big Apple Fanatics Tours is the tour company that wants to offer tours that serve those that want to see hidden parts of New York City that are off the beaten path. These tours speak to a love of history. If you have a genuine passion for old Broadway theaters or the speakeasy era, try a tour with Big Apple Fanatics Tours.

Please book your tours in advance or contact us for more information. Join our mailing list to receive updates about specials, events, new tours, cocktail recipes, and more.


(“Ever Upward,” New York’s official state motto)

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