Each year, NYC Pride offers festivities and social events showcasing the diverse LGBT communities throughout the five boroughs. But at New York Tour1, we don’t just celebrate - we commemorate. When it comes to LGBT history, New York City has witnessed many firsts. From Stonewall Inn - the birthplace of the Gay Rights movement - to the Gay Liberation Monument, New York City has inspired pioneers, artists, and neighborhoods that transformed America and the world.
Walk through history as you explore the streets of Manhattan. Our two-hour itinerary takes you from the 60s to present day, and includes visits to:
It is important to arrive at the tour starting location at least 10-15 minutes prior to the start time, as we do start the tour promptly. It would be unfair for the others if we need to wait for those that are late. We cannot guarantee you’ll be able to find your tour group if you are late.
We only cancel the tour during extreme weather conditions. Otherwise the tour goes on. Please check the weather report and be prepared.
Tips are always appreciated by our guides, but never expected. They should be given if you believe your guide did an outstanding job, and further, if you as an individual want to demonstrate your appreciation to the guide for that job well done.
Yes, this tour is included with a pass. You’ll need to make a reservation with your credit card. No charges will apply IF you show up with a valid pass. You can cancel 48 hours prior to your tour without penalty. You can always reschedule your tour. This allows us to better manage our group size and make the tour experience better for you.
to West 4th Street
By Car: Click here to view a map of nearby paid parking spaces. Not recommended due to unpredictable traffic which may cause you to miss the tour.
Tour Bus Loading/ Unloading and Parking: Click here for a list of DOT’s authorized bus layover locations.
Tour Ends: Stonewall
You’re invited to our weeklong celebration of LGBT history and culture in NYC, which remains a national platform and hub for the LGBT community. Our tour gives you a comprehensive overview to illustrate the breadth and impact that New York LGBT locals had on the country and the world.
Learn the historical significance of the Stonewall Riots. Visit the homes of literary luminaries like Edna St. Vincent Millay and Lorraine Hansberry. Discover the setting of the groundbreaking TV show Will & Grace, which former Vice President Joe Biden praised for encouraging social acceptance of gay marriage.
"The Stonewall Riots were a key moment for gay people. - Edmund White"
Like you, our guides are travelers who understand that your NYC trip is a unique opportunity to create lasting memories. They are also historians who are deeply knowledgeable about their subject. Let us help you #MaketheMostofNYC.
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