Enjoy exploring New York neighborhoods
— then and now!
Joyce Gold History Tours of New York offers exceptional walking tours and vehicle tours of Manhattan’s famous and historic neighborhoods. These tours are fun, insightful, and memorable experiences. You can join a scheduled Public Tour or plan your own Private Tour. Either way, you'll discover how the city's fascinating past illuminates its vibrant life today. Joyce Gold, a recognized expert and educator in New York history, has been guiding New Yorkers and visitors alike for over 25 years. Whether leading a Public Tour or a Private Tour, on foot, in a car, limousine, or bus, Joyce connects her group to NYC's roots and receives rave reviews.
"... I have taken a lot of tours... You are exceptional in your respect for the subject, your in-depth knowledge, the rich details which add such color to the stories that you toss in. Your stories pulsate with life and resonate with one long after the tour...
I will be back."
Upcoming Public Walking Tour Features...
FIFTH AVENUE GOLD COAST
Friday, May 24, 2013 at 1 PM
The creation of Central Park in the 1870s destined Fifth Avenue — the park’s eastern border — to become one of New York’s most elegant addresses. Great historic mansions, including those of Henry Clay Frick and James B. Duke, began to line the avenue. Much of the wealth that created this Gold Coast was earned rather than inherited...
The tour meets at Frick Collection, 1 E. 70th St. between Fifth & Madison Aves.
CIVIL WAR IN MANHATTAN
Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 1 PM
As the inevitability of the Civil War increased, New York faced conflicts within its varied population. Family connections with the South brought personal strife for some. Business interests dreaded the potential loss of Southern markets for finished goods. Ever present ethnic and class tensions increased...
The tour meets at the Cooper Union entrance, E. 7th St. west of Third Ave.