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Private Walking Tour: Jewish Colonial History in New York City

For anyone interested in the American Jewish experience, this tour explore the origin story of a community that has been contributing to the American story since the earliest days of colonization. Later American Jewish history is much more heavily explored, but seldom to we explore the stories of the first Jews to the continent, the first synagogue, and the Jews of the Revolution.
City: New York City
Fri 01 Mar
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Starting at $480.00
Fri 01 Mar
Starting at $480.00
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What's Included
Private and experienced tour guide
Additional Info
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
What To Expect
Castle Clinton National Monument
At Castle Clinton, we'll learn the history of the fort (built for the War of 1812) and it's role as an immigration hub in NYC from 1855-1890. Today, this is where tickets are sold for Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.
National Museum of the American Indian
This glorious structure was built as a Customs House, but was also the site of the first fort built to defend the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam.
New York Stock Exchange
We'll see the epicenter of the American financial system, as well as the Fearless Girl statue that boldly confronts the giant structure.
Federal Hall
The site where George Washington was inaugurated as the first President of the United States, where the Bill of Rights was ratified, and where the first Congress sat.
The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
A visit to Lower Manhattan has to include a stop at the 911 Memorial.
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Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
Reviews (1)
Gina S
Sep 2019
Although I've lived in/just outside of Manhattan my whole life, I've never taken a deeper exploration into Harlem until today! Jonathan led a Jewish History of Harlem tour that was the perfect balance of informative, fun and easy to understand. We meandered the streets, stopping every few blocks for another piece of history we would've otherwise overlooked. His knowledge of the city as a whole, and this neighborhood (as well as many others that found their way into our conversations) was evident. It is clear he has a passion for history and culture and I'd be interested in joining another one of his tours soon!
Response from Host
Sep 2019
Thanks so much, Gina; it was an absolute pleasure! I went home and started researching the connection of Adolph Zukor to Rockland County that you told me about. Super fun to picture him playing golf with Charlie Chaplin in the Hudson Valley!

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