History Tours

Big Apple Fanatics Tours offers history tours about New York’s Jazz Age, Dorothy Parker and the Algonquin Round Table, cocktails, Broadway, and the city’s greatest park, Governors Island. We visit locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Governors Island.

Governors IslandGovernors Island For more than 200 years, Governors Island was closed to the public. Learn how a former military post became New York’s greatest new park. Governors Island is a former Army and Coast Guard base in New York Harbor. It is now a public park and recreation area, as well as the Governors Island National Monument (U.S. National Park Service). The walk for anyone who wants to learn about its history and the island’s new future as a city park.
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bar_thumbEast Village Dive Bar History Come along on a tour of one of New York’s most diverse and colorful neighborhoods, the East Village. You’re invited to explore New York’s dive bar scene with two bartenders who will show you where the best spots are for cheap drinks and good times. Enjoy three beverages (included with your ticket) as we visit three bars off the beaten path.
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Babe RuthBabe Ruth Slept Here (Upper West Side) Come along on a walking tour of the Upper West Side and Morningside Heights with a focus on baseball, books, and the Jazz Age. Stop at the homes of Babe Ruth and his New York Yankees teammates. We will see the former residences of some of New York’s greatest personalities of the past, including George and Ira Gershwin, Arnold Rothstein, and Florenz Ziegfeld. Explore the architectural and historical stories of the buildings and monuments. Learn about Riverside Park and the development of the Upper West Side. 
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