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Inside Out Tours offers a range of award-winning & authentic New York City walking tours. Experience the hidden histories of iconic NYC neighborhoods, from the Brooklyn Bridge, to Grand Central, Harlem, Brooklyn Heights, and Bryant Park. We have tours running 7 days a week throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. We conduct tours in English and Spanish.
Historic & Social Justice
Inside Out Tours welcomes you to join us for one of our Historic & Social Justice tours. We'll show you great places across the city while also elaborating on the American struggles for social justice and civil rights. We conduct the NYC Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour and Great Women of New York Tour weekly!
Featured Tour of the Month
Great Women of New York Tour
Women have shaped every aspect of the city's growth since before it was founded.
This tour explores the pivotal role women have played in the development of NYC and tells the hidden stories of the female pioneers whose contributions made this city into a great metropolis.
We begin with the story of the matriarchs of the Lenape Indians, the original Native American inhabitants. We then tell the stories of women trailblazers including the only women to start a village in colonial America, the first woman to be injured in fighting during the Revolutionary war, enslaved women, woman suffragist, Wall Street pioneers, religious leaders, ground breaking writers, social justice crusaders, philanthropists, and 9/11 heroes.
“Great tour, very interesting all around and a fantastic way to know all about the origins of gospel music. [The Tour Guide] was a fantastic guide, always making sure everyone was listening and enjoying themselves.”
“We did the NYC Gospel Walking Tour on Sunday November 9th. Although guide … had no voice he succeeded in explaining everything about gospel and Brooklyn Heights. He even sang (hard to do without a voice) and let us sing to get into the spirit of gospel. Great tour, great expercience, great host ! Thanks ! We’ll be back !”
“It was a very nice and informative tour. We have seen interesting places and have learned a lot about how the Bronx is nowadays. Thank you, …!”
“Just finished the tour …, and it was stellar. Great insight into the Bronx and its renaissance, and some great knowledge and understanding about the Bronx’s cultural contribution to contemporary culture and Hip Hop culture. Great tour and great guide… Thanks …!”
“What a wonderful tour! We learned so many new things, tasted delicious food and had a great time. Our guide, … was full of interesting facts and stories. We felt that we truly experienced life in Little Italy. Everything was on time and well organized. The entire afternoon was a very positive and professional experience. We would definitely recommend this tour and company to others.”
“I took the alternative street art tour … . It was fantastic-we saw so many wonderful images through Brooklyn and Williamsburg. [The Tour Guide] was so informative, and inquisitive (welcoming info from locals as we went) and guided a large group safely (we strayed on the roads to take photos and she constantly reminded us to be safe). She gave us a wonderful history to street art and of the artists whose work we got to see- loved!! Was a good idea to bring a snack although we did stop at a cafe for restroom and drinks- felt good to give back to a local business as we wandered their sidewalks.”
“An informative tour given by a hard-core fan of the Brooklyn Bridge. Lots of details both historical and technical about the bridge, and history and tips of the Dumbo area.”
“Great tour – really interesting history of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Brooklyn area. And the views of Manhattan as you cross the bridge are fantastic. Our guide was really knowledgeable and helpful and we could ask him any questions about Brooklyn which is really useful if you’re planning to use the tour to further explore the Brooklyn area.”
“I had a fantastic time on this tour yesterday! Although I have lived in Manhattan for 20 years, this tour revealed parts of the city that I had no idea existed or have only seen as background shots in films. The guide, …, put everyone at ease with her friendly demeanor and obvious enthusiasm for the beautiful, quirky, and often poignant, historical details of the sites we visited. So pleased with the value and quality of service. I am not particularly informed about architecture and was surprised that the she was able to deliver so much information in such an entertaining format. Her ability to improvise when the hectic city intruded was superb. Looking forward to checking out of this company’s tours soon!”
“My daughter and I had a wonderful time with the alternative arts walking tour in Brooklyn. Our tour guide was wonderful. She was very knowledgeable and made me view streets arts in a very new way. We had a plenty of time to take photographs. It was really a neat way of learning more about New York. I also liked that we stopped at a local coffee shop. It was nice to relax a bit, participate in the local economy, and have a chance to sit down. We had two other walkings tours, which were all very good, and wish that there was this component of stopping at a coffee shop at each tour.”