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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.

East Village Dive Bar History Tour (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. There are nearly 2,000 bars in the city and this tour will open the doors on some of the best ones. Take a guided nighttime walking tour with veteran bartenders to learn the history of Big Apple drinking establishments and where the best secret spots are today. One drink is included in the tour. Learn the ways of dive bar culture. You’ll come away with knowledge about the best local hops, top mixed drinks, and how bartenders can make a saloon come alive. The dive bar is a welcoming oasis of good fun: As Toby Keith sings, “I love this bar / It’s my kind of place / Just walkin’ through the front door / Puts a big smile on my face.”

9-11 Memorial History and Ground Zero Spiritual Tour (Manhattan) Take a private 2-hour tour to see the spiritual side of the 9/11 tragedy. Visit 2 houses of worship and see how NYC has recovered since the attacks. Tour the whole World Trade Center neighborhood. Your guide https://bigapplefanaticstours.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=314&action=edit#will show you where the attacks occurred and how the city has changed in the aftermath of the tragedy, as well as the full story of where the disaster took place. We tour inside buildings, lobbies, churches, and the mass transit hub. We see memorials to those lost, small and large. Explore the architectural and historical stories of the buildings and monuments. This is also a spiritual tour. In addition to touring churches, we also see the beautiful Hudson River Promenade and parks. We end at the National 9/11 Memorial.