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Bohemian Culture Walking Tour

by Literary Pub Crawl Duration 2h Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is £25
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Delve into the fascinating world of beatniks, progressives, and activists on this tour that takes you through the bohemian culture of Greenwich Village, particularly in the early-to-mid-20th century. Learn about the authors who helped shape literature, the power players of feminism, and the many, many attempts at rebellion.

Meet your guide at the arch in Washington Square Park in the heart of the Village. Begin your tour with stories of the 2 times residents attempted to declare the district a sovereign state, first in 1916 and again the following year. See the place where 6 Villagers broke into the arch, climbed to the top, and unsuccessfully sought independence.

As you follow your guide through the streets, hear about the artists and innovators who flocked to the area, including Jackson Pollock and Eugene O'Neill. Scope out the spots where authors like Dylan Thomas and Jack Kerouac drank—often too much—and the building which, at various times, housed the likes of Mark Twain and Salvador Dali.

Thanks to the progressive attitudes of many of the Villagers, it's no surprise that the district became the focal point of new political and cultural ideas. Complete your tour by learning about the women's suffrage movement led by Crystal Eastman, scope out the spot of the nation's first racially integrated nightclub, and pause at the site of the Stonewall riots, considered to be the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement.

Delve into the fascinating world of beatniks, progressives, and activists on this tour that takes you through the bohemian culture of Greenwich Village, particularly in the early-to-mid-20th century. Learn about the authors who helped shape literature, the power players of feminism, and the many, many attempts at rebellion.

Meet your guide at the arch in Washington Square Park in the heart of the Village. Begin your tour with stories of the 2 times residents attempted to declare the district a sovereign state, first in 1916 and again the following year. See the place where 6 Villagers broke into the arch, climbed to the top, and unsuccessfully sought independence.

As you follow your guide through the streets, hear about the artists and innovators who flocked to the area, including Jackson Pollock and Eugene O'Neill. Scope out the spots where authors like Dylan Thomas and Jack Kerouac drank—often too much—and the building which, at various times, housed the likes of Mark Twain and Salvador Dali.

Thanks to the progressive attitudes of many of the Villagers, it's no surprise that the district became the focal point of new political and cultural ideas. Complete your tour by learning about the women's suffrage movement led by Crystal Eastman, scope out the spot of the nation's first racially integrated nightclub, and pause at the site of the Stonewall riots, considered to be the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement.

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11:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 2h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
£24.43

Total price is £24.43, taxes included

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Bohemian Culture Walking Tour

Activity Location

Greenwich Village

New York 10012

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Washington Square Arch

    Washington Square Park

    New York 10012


Highlights

  • Journey through the bohemian past of Greenwich Village

  • Tales of the writers & artists who shaped the area's culture

  • Historic locations of political protest & cultural rebellion

  • Favourite haunts of notables like Kerouac, Thomas & Warhol

  • Captivating commentary from a guide who calls the area home


Inclusions

  • Guided walking tour of Greenwich Village area

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 13 and younger are complimentary.

  • Tour stops vary.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.