History Tours

All History Tours Offered by Big Apple Fanatics Tours

Governors 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.

World War One New York (Manhattan) Tour more than 20 locations that are related to WWI, from places that served a military purpose to touching memorials. With the centennial of the Armistice in 1918, this tour was launched by Kevin C. Fitzpatrick to tie into his award-winning book, World War One New York: A Guide to the City’s Enduring Ties to the Great War (Globe Pequot Press). The tour begins at the New York Public Library and ends in Central Park.

Babe 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 GershwinArnold 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.