Edgar Allen Poe Greenwich Village Tour

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Immerse yourself in the creative genius that has grown out of this venue known as The Village.


* Washington Square Park and the famed Washington Arch

* The eclectic campus environs of New York University

* Home of Edgar Allen Poe—telltale stories included!

* Music clubs of Bleecker St. where Dylan & Hendrix played

* Café Wha? on MacDougal Street, and Sheridan Square

* House where American revolutionary Thomas Paine died

* Stonewall Inn, site of the gay liberation riots of 1969

* Site of the deadly Triangle Shirtwaist Factory disaster

* And many more of the Village's sights, stories and secrets

The realization that West 4th St. intersects West 13th St. is your tipoff that Greenwich Village is no ordinary place. It's this very quirkiness that has drawn legendary artists, writers and musicians to its charmed streets for generations—from Edgar Allen Poe to Bob Dylan to the present and future icons you'll doubtless spy on this fascinating ramble through America's creative vortex. The energy is infectious as you stroll the bustling environs of Washington Square Park and New York University, view the haunts and hideaways where the likes of Dylan Thomas, Jimi Hendrix and Lenny Bruce plied their craft, and savor stories of how the Beat Generation sprang forth and flourished here. From Bleecker St. to MacDougal St. to Sheridan Square, we'll uncover some of New York's rarest sights (including the smallest piece of property in the city!) and the strange-but-true anecdotes attached to them. This is as rich a literary, cultural and artistic journey as you'll ever experience.

TOTAL DURATION Approximately 2 hours

TOTAL LENGTH 1.5 miles/2 kilometers

DEPARTURE POINT Tour meets under the Washington Square Arch located at the intersection of 5th Avenue and Washington Sq. North.

All tours run regardless of weather, unless the company notifies guests of a change in the tour schedule.

No Seating plan available.


Washington Sq Arch Washington Sq Park

Washington Square N
New York 10012