Glamour, Greed, Money and Murder Virtual Tour: The World of 19th Century NOHO
New York, NY
$20 | 90 minutes | 19th century glamour and intrigue!
19th century glamour and intrigue right from your computer!
Person - $20.00
(Best suited for adults and most children over 8 years old.)
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Join this unique tour of the once elegant Bond Street NOHO neighborhood, former home to some of New York's most famous families including the Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos and Schermerhorns. You'll learn how the neighborhood from the Bowery to Washington Square evolved into an enclave of the very rich and often vary famous as well as the fringes of New York's 19th century underbelly.
You'll explore 19th century cobblestone streets and hear stories of characters in this real-life drama such as John Jacob Astor, Washington Irving, Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, Mrs. Astor, and Edith Wharton.
Our tour will pass by such New York landmarks as the famous Colonnade Row, the Public Theater, once New York's first public library, and Cooper Union site of impassioned political speeches from Lincoln to Obama. You'll be able to imagine the drama of events that unfolded on today's bustling Astor Place including the Opera House riot of 1847, one of the bloodiest in American history.
We'll see the site of the notorious 1857 Bond St. murder of Harvey Burdell which remains one of New York's still unsolved murder mysteries and you'll hear true stories of the literary as well as the libertine residents of this incredible neighborhood.
Astor Place, a longtime site of cultural life as well as political struggle
Visit to Washington Square and the chance to explore the myth and reality of this historic space
Grace Church, built for the neighborhood's wealthy elite and a background setting in Edith's Wharton's The Age of Innocence
Colonnade Row, once the most exclusive residential site in America with a look at some of the homes' most famous inhabitants
Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan's first landmark and a virtually intact home inside and out from 1832
The Bowery - tales of the famous and infamous that once walked this famous street
Site off AT Stewart's Iron Palace, one of America's very first grand department stores
St.-Mark's-in-the-Bowery, a look at this beautiful Georgian church built on the site of land once belonging to New Amsterdam's final leader, Peter Stuyvesant
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