Greenwich Village Tour
Greenwich Village is among Manhattan’s most desirable and expensive residential neighborhoods. Its history, however, betrays its current wealthy status. The Village, with its quiet, shaded streets, lined with lovely brick and brownstone townhouses, was once the incubating ground of artistic, social and political movements that have helped shape U.S. history. From the Beats to the Folk Movement, from workers’ rights to gay rights, the Village has often been the center of New York and America’s social movements.
Join Free Tours by Foot as we criss-cross this Manhattan neighborhood’s legendary streets and explore the architecture, history and culture that was and is Greenwich Village. This tour has it all – authors, poets, folk singers, rock stars, a mobster, a revolutionary and a U.S. president.
Sites we cover on the tour:
- The Stonewall Inn
- Gay Liberation Monument
- Jefferson Market Courthouse
- The Friends Apartment
- The Huxstabul House (The Cosby Show)
- Washington Square Park
- Washington Arch
- Cafe Wha?
- New York University
- Cooper Union Building
- and much more!
Where: Intersection of Waverly Place and 6th Avenue. Look for your guide with the Free Tours by Foot logo in front of the Waverly Restaurant. Click here for detailed directions to the start of the tour from nearby subway stations.
Duration: Approximately 2 hours. Tour distance is approximately 1.5 miles (2K)
When: @9:45am Wednesdays & Saturdays. @2pm Mondays & Fridays. Greenwich Village is also covered on our Greenwich Village, High Line and Meatpacking District Tour as well as our All-in-One Downtown Tour. View our full tour calendar.
If you can’t make one of our tours, you might consider one of the New York tourist passes, which include free guided tours of Greenwich Village.
Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget. For more tips on saving money, check out our Guide to New York City on a Budget.