New York: LGBTQ+ History & Culture Tour of Greenwich Village

New York: LGBTQ+ History & Culture Tour of Greenwich Village

From US$ 158 per person

Explore the famous LGBTQ+ history of New York on this private tour. See Stonewall Inn, the place where the Gay Rights Movement kicked off in 1969. Enjoy a drink in the city's oldest known gay bar and grab an ice-cream at the sauciest ice-cream parlor.

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Duration 3 hours
Starting time 4:00 PM
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  • Drink at the oldest gay bar in NYC and sing with the locals at a piano café
  • Visit Stonewall Inn, the gay bar that launched the civil rights movement in 1969
  • Celebrate gay history at Big Gay Ice Cream and enjoy a fancy cone
  • Tour the iconic West Village home to celebrities, writers, provocateurs, and social justice warriors
Full description
Begin your LGBTQ+ NYC adventure in Washington Square. After the formal introductions are out of the way head to the first stop of the day - Gay Street. Learn about the history of this former stable alley and see where various gay liberators lived in the area north of Washington Square Park. Visit the oldest gay bar in the city called Juliu. Pull up a stool and soak up the atmosphere as you drink in the love. Next, take a sobering look at the NYC Aids Memorial to honor the sisters, brothers and others who lost their lives and are missed. After that, continue up to Christopher Street – arguably the most important thoroughfare in the West Village. Pass by iconic shops including the Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop, and Stonewall Inn. See the Stonewall National Monument, the country’s first (and, so far, only) National Monument to celebrate LGBTQ+ people and their achievements. Next, enjoy a custom cone ice-cream from NYC's iconic sweet shop founded by two gay entrepreneurs with a sweet tooth. Walk past some more major institutions in the neighborhood including Cherry Street Thearter and Chumley's that have defined the West Village over the past half-century. End the adventure at a piano bar where you never know who you might spot belting out a Broadway Lullaby. Join in, sing out, and celebrate Gay New York!
  • Local, English-speaking guide
  • 1 drink at an iconic gay bar (beer, wine or cocktail)
  • Ice-cream cone
  • Gratuity
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Under Washington Square Arch, Washington Square N, New York, NY 10012, USA

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  • Vegetarians and other dietary restrictions can be accommodated; please notify the local supplier in advance if you have any dietary requests using the additional information box at checkout
  • Travellers under 21 years of age are not permitted to join this tour
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