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The American Revolution: Dawn of Independence


Before the hustle and bustle of July 4th festivities in the city begin, come and enjoy a special patriotic tour in the quiet early morning hours of the Nation’s birthday with licensed NYC Tour Guide, Ellen Baird.

Designed for novices and history buffs alike, this tour explores the sites and history of the crucial events that took place in the streets of Lower Manhattan before, during, and after the American Revolutionary War—from the Stamp Act Riots to New York’s Tea Party, and the Sugar House prisons to General George Washington’s farewell to his troops at Fraunces Tavern.


Museum Members: $20
Public Ticket: $25
*Ticket purchase includes complimentary admission to the Museum

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Ellen Baird has been creating and conducting hundreds of tours of neighborhoods, museums, parks, and other sites in New York since 2011, exploring the history, people, places, and culture of the city. In addition to touring, Ellen has worked as a museum educator at the National 9/11 Museum and taught a New York City history course involving walking tours at Pace University’s English Language Institute. A former dancer, Ellen was a member of the award-winning theater group, Red Dive, which produced site-specific performance tours in both famous and off-beat areas in New York.

Earlier Event: June 29
A Toast to History: Independence Eve
Later Event: July 4
Independence Day Open House