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The History and Secrets of the Bowery

  • 2 Hours
  • $35 (Adult) $25 (Child)
  • Group and Private Tours 

The Bowery is one of the most architecturally and historically diverse streets in New York City, comprising buildings from nearly every decade between 1800 and 1940. Home to theaters, grand bank buildings, education centers, and flophouses, the historic 1.5-mile Bowery had it all. One of the first major thoroughfare in New York City, a trail created by the Native Americans, the Bowery quickly earned a reputation as a place for wild fun and an anything-goes attitude. Join us and you’ll visit numerous sites including the grand Cooper Union building, the former sites of Amato Opera House and music venue CBGB, and much more.

Tour Highlights:
  • Learn about the famous Bull’s Head Tavern on Canal Street and the Bowery

  • Visit the spot where P.T. Barnum opened his first store here in 1839

  • Visit the site of the Bowery Mission which still operates

  • Pass by the old Amato Opera house

  • Learn about Flop Houses

  • See the sites of many theaters that once were on the Bowery

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