Greenwich Village LGBTQ Rights Movement free walking tour

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Registered on April 12, 2023

As a couple of travelers from Colombia and New York, we absolutely love exploring new cultures and experiencing the best that each city has to offer. We both have a passion for art, museums, and events related to fashion, and we are always on the lookout for new and exciting things to see and do. We particularly enjoy visiting some of the world-renowned art institutions in New York City, like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and the Guggenheim Museum. Each one offers a unique and fascinating collection of art from around the world, and we could spend hours exploring each one. As fashion enthusiasts, New York Fashion Week is always an event we look forward to. We love seeing the latest collections from some of the biggest names in fashion and being surrounded by other fashion enthusiasts from around the world. We also enjoy checking out other fashion events throughout the year, like sample sales and pop-up shops. Given our shared concern for the environment, we're also excited to attend Climate Week in New York. This annual event brings together leaders from around the world to discuss climate action and sustainability initiatives. It's a fantastic opportunity to learn about and engage with climate-related issues, and we're looking forward to attending. Overall, as a couple who appreciate art, culture, and the environment, New York City is the perfect destination for us. We love the energy of the city and all the incredible things there are to see and do, and we can't wait to explore more.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

Greenwich Village is a neighborhood that has played a significant role in the LGBTQ rights movement in New York City. This walking tour will take you to landmarks like the Stonewall Inn, the site of the Stonewall riots that sparked the modern LGBTQ rights movement, as well as other important locations in the neighborhood. You'll also learn about the history of the movement and its ongoing impact on society. The tour will begin at the Christopher Street subway station and end at Sheridan Square, close to Pier 61.


  1. Begin your tour at the Stonewall Inn, located at 53 Christopher Street. This historic bar is known as the birthplace of the modern LGBTQ rights movement, where patrons rioted against police harassment in 1969.
  2. From there, head east on Christopher Street towards Grove Street.
  3. Along the way, you'll pass the Gay Street sign, one of the few streets in the city named after the LGBTQ community.
  4. Continue on Grove Street until you reach the Waverly Place Arch, an iconic landmark that has served as a gathering place for activists and protestors.
  5. Turn left on Washington Square Park North and walk towards the Washington Square Arch, another famous landmark that has been the site of numerous LGBTQ rights demonstrations.
  6. Just past the arch, you'll find the LGBT Community Center, a hub for social, cultural, and educational programs and services.
  7. Next, head south on 5th Avenue until you reach the AIDS Memorial, located in the median of the street between West 8th Street and West 9th Street.
  8. Finally, turn left on West 4th Street and walk towards 7th Avenue South, where you'll find the former location of the Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop, the first LGBTQ bookstore in the United States.

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  • Meeting point:
    Pier 45 at Hudson River Park, Hudson ...
    Pier 45 at Hudson River Park, Hudson River Greenway, New York, NY 10014, USA
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    I will be in front of pier 45

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Alessandro 03 Jun 2023
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Travelled in group - Jun 2023
Fiquei esperando por 30 minutos e ninguém apareceu!! Muita falta de respeito!
Samir 02 Jun 2023

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Travelled in group - May 2023
Waited 45 minutes for guide to show came al the way from Jackson heights Messaged guide and got a reply latter that there was not meant to be a tout that day it should have been cancelled Poor show
Chris 18 May 2023

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Travelled alone - May 2023
Thank you for the visit ! It was very cool and though I was alone the tour wasn’t canceled. I really appreciated to have a private tour ;)
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.