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TOUR CANCELLED: The Civil War: From Union Square to Bleecker Street

  • in front of Pret a Manger

    West 17 Street and Broadway, New York, NY (map)

    40.737099 -73.990349

  • I'll be holding a sign reading CIVIL WAR UNION SQUARE
  • Price: $15.00/per person

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  • PLEASE NOTE: This tour has been cancelled due to thunderstorm warnings.  This Civil War tour will premiere   instead on Saturday June 1, same time and place.

    Come with us on this tour devoted exclusively to events and personages of the Civil War era in this important area of the city. Hear tales of the exiled Irish patriots that formed the famous “Fighting 69th”;  the luxurious salon of photography pioneer Mathew Brady; the out-of-control spending of Mary Todd Lincoln in the metropolis’s biggest store; the ugly Draft Riots and their threat to this neighborhood; the wartime division within the thespian Booth family with tragic consequences for the entire nation; the “Fairy Wedding” that brought a sorely-needed bit of levity to town, courtesy of none other than PT Barnum;  and the fateful night that Abraham Lincoln made his bid for the Presidency at the Great Hall of a relatively new venue called The Cooper Union.  All this and more, as we discover New York City’s Civil War past.

     

    Where to meet: Meet outside Pret a Manger, Broadway and West 17 Street. 

    When to meet: 12:45 for a 1pm start. I will be holding a sign that reads, "Civil War Union Square".

    Train: Take the 4,5,6,L, N,R to "Union Square/14 Street" and  you're right there; all other trains to their respective "14 Street" stations will leave you some avenue blocks away. 

    Fee: $15 cash, exact change appreciated!

    The tour will be approximately 2/2.5 hours long. While Friendly Native tours walk rain or shine 99.9% of the time, on rare occasions they will be postponed in cases of what can be deemed dangerous weather, and an email sent out to that effect to all who have registered for the event.   Check the weather reports on the day of the tour; if there is a chance of rain, please bring your own umbrella.

    The nearest restrooms to this location are inside Pret a Manger, on the second floor. Make a small purchase and use the facilities as a customer.  Please be sure to "take care of things" before the start of the tour!

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  • Irene

    I hope you feel better Linda.
    Only in the movies do people appreciate singing/walking in the rain. I'll be at the re-scheduled walk (provided it doesn't rain).

    May 10, 2013

  • Gerry R.

    Sorry for the late change in plans, but I will be unable to attend. Hope to catch the next one.

    May 10, 2013

  • Laura P.

    I'll be there, less the +1. Hope the weather holds and that you are feeling better, Linda.

    May 10, 2013

  • Michelle

    I am so sorry to cancel so late, and am extremely disappointed to miss out on this. Thanks so much for including me. I will be there next week! I can not go anywhere near Chinatown without thinking of Mock Duck!!! Enjoy!!!

    May 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I have bad tooth ace can't make it.But I would like to be a part of a tour anytime.

    May 10, 2013

  • Sue

    Sorry My plan changed. Hope to see on the next walk..

    May 10, 2013

  • Beth G.

    Sorry. Next time.

    May 10, 2013

  • Carrie

    I'll be there.

    May 9, 2013

  • Julie

    If it is still on I will be there.

    May 9, 2013

  • Frank

    I'll be there with bells on--if it's still on!

    May 9, 2013

  • Jennifer L.

    My husband and I are really looking forward to this! Thank you Linda, see you Saturday!

    May 9, 2013

  • Donna T.

    I will attend.

    May 9, 2013

  • Joe C.

    With umbrella..... And good luck with head cold!

    May 9, 2013

  • Sue

    Yes I will be there.

    May 9, 2013

  • Gerry R.

    I'll be there. Feel better, Linda!

    May 9, 2013

  • Randa J.

    Still coming. Hope you feel better.

    May 9, 2013

  • JohnO

    I will be there.

    May 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for admitting me. I am interested in the subject.

    May 8, 2013

  • Melanie H.

    See you there!

    May 3, 2013

  • andrea d.

    I am coming from Colorado may I bring a guest
    Thank you

    May 3, 2013

  • Beth G.

    I'm so happy to be confirmed! Looking forward to this tour.

    May 3, 2013

  • Jennifer L.

    i am really looking forward to this!

    April 28, 2013

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