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In the footsteps of Edgar Allan Poe - Greenwich Village Walking Tour

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Friday

  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Start time

    2pm

  • Meeting Point
    Make your way under the Washington Square Arch located at the intersection of 5th Avenue and Washington Sq. North.
    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 mins early
  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at 85 West 3rd Street (former home of Edgar Allan Poe)

Key Highlights

  • This fun and informative tour offers a wonderful insight into one of New York City’s most diverse areas
  • See where the Beat Poets hung out and visit the cradle of the 1960’s folk scene
  • Learn the story of Edgar Allan Poe and visit the house where he lived
  • One of the top rated things to do in New York!
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted

Overview

Explore the winding streets of an area of New York which was the crucible of at least three major American art movements, on this enthralling Greenwich Village walking tour. See the places that sheltered generations of writers and musicians from William Burroughs to Nina Simone and Bob Dylan. Visit bars and cafes frequented by the Beat poets in the 1950s. Learn about the key role of Greenwich Village in the 1960s folk scene.

Also, visit the house of the man who arguably started it all off in the 19th century – Edgar Allan Poe, writer, poet, editor and literary critic.

About the Supplier

Uncle Sam's New York is one of the most popular travel and entertainment services providers in New York City and offer the best that the city has to offer. The tours are led by experienced New Yorkers who believe in providing an authentic NY experience to tourists visiting the city.

Here's the plan...

On this tour, you'll find out how, for well over a century, 'The Village' has nurtured struggling artists, writers and musicians from Edgar Allan Poe to the Beat poets to Bob Dylan and Simon and Garfunkel.  These days no penniless artists could afford to live in the beautiful brownstones along the tree-lined streets. But look carefully and you can still find traces of the old 'bohemia'.

This stroll through the winding, twisted streets of Greenwich Village takes you to sights including Washington Square, New York University, Sheridan Square, Our Lady of Pompeii Church, and the folk music clubs of Bleecker Street.

If 'Bleecker Street' sounds familiar, here's why – it featured in lots of 1960s music. Simon and Garfunkel named a song after it; Bruce Springsteen, Steely Dan, Tom Paxton and many others also sang about it. 

Last stop on your walk is at 85 West 3rd Street where writer, poet and critic Edgar Allan Poe lived from 1844 to 1845 and did some of his most important work. 

Inclusions

  • English-speaking guide

Please note

Voucher Type: Mobile (if you'd rather print a copy - that's fine too!)

Always keep a photo ID handy for security checks.

Customer Reviews

  • 4
    as above
    10/30/2012 Miss C E Simpson, United Kingdom

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