Private tour

NYC: Lower East Side History Walking Tour

NYC: Lower East Side History Walking Tour

From US$ 107 per person

Join this private walking tour of the Lower East Side and learn about New York’s immigration waves over the past two centuries.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Explore New York’s Lower East Side by foot
  • Learn about the history of immigration in the Lower East Side
  • See how the Lowest East Side is rapidly becoming gentrified
Full description
Uncover two centuries of Lower East Side history on this walking tour around the city. As you walk, your local guide will teach you about the area’s waves of historical immigration and show you how modern culture has merged with historical sights. Once part of the sprawling estate of loyalist James De Lancey, the Lower East Side has become an American icon. On this tour, your guide will show you the areas that became home to the massive waves of immigrants seeking a better life Explore the city and see the houses and places of worship that were, and still are, so important to immigrant populations. You will be immersed in stories of old and new as gentrification rapidly changes the neighborhood's character.
  • Private guide for your group
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet your guide outside the entrance of the Mahayana Temple Buddhist Association, 133 Canal St. Please arrive 10 minutes before your tour start time.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Personal medication

Know before you go

  • This is a walking tour
  • This tour will take place rain or shine
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Product ID: 399192