Great Women of New York Walking Tour

Quick Details

  • Schedule: Mondays at 10 a.m.
  • Duration: 2.5 hours (1.5 MI / 2.4 KM)
  • Meeting Place: In front of the Museum of the American Indian [1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004]

Learn about the pivotal role women played in the development of NYC

Women have shaped every aspect of the city’s growth since before it was founded.

This walking 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, women suffragists, Wall Street pioneers, religious leaders, ground breaking writers, social justice crusaders, philanthropists, and 9/11 heroes. Learn about the women behind the city and their bigger impacts on American history on this female-inspired and empowered walking tour of New York City.

Important Information

  •  This tour is wheelchair-accessible.
  •  This women of NYC walking tour is included in the New York Pass, Explorer Pass, and Go City Build Your Own Pass.