Private Tour New York City in the Gilded Age: A History of High Society

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39 reviews   (4.95)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: New York, New York

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Explore the history of high society along Fifth Avenue on a private guided tour through one of the worlds most exclusive neighborhoods. Uncover the real-life stories of some of the most notable self-made magnates of the American Industrial Revolution, from rags to riches, ruthless robber barons and the philanthropists who left lasting legacies. Travel through millionaire’s row to see, lavish mansions, elite private social clubs, fine art museums and cultural institutions.

What's Included

Expert licenced guide

Private personalized tour

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 7
  • ADULT: Age: 8 - 108

Additional Info

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • We adhere to all current federal, state, and local safety guidelines for COVID-19

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Fifth Avenue
The tour begins on New York's most fashionable avenue at the divide between it's commercial and residential neighborhoods

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Central Park
Masterpiece of landscape and architecture

• Admission Ticket Free

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Home to the greatest art collection in the Western Hemisphere

• Admission Ticket Free

Museum Mile
Home to a wealth of fine art museums and cultural institutions.

• Admission Ticket Free

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Former mansion of an iconic American magnate

• Admission Ticket Free


Amazing Time!
Mskowrunski, 18-12-2022
Kevin did an amazing job taking us on a combination Gilded Age and Met tour. He is so knowledgeable and we learned a ton about the area and the history of New York. Highly Recommended! We will be coming back for another tour when we return to the city.
Good tout, excellent guide
T9121JLdavidr, 06-12-2022
Excellent tour, knowledgeable and personable guide. Lots of good information. Would gladly recommend
Learn the Why
P7572PYmarkm, 19-11-2022
Our guide Dan was amazing. He not only took us to the historic sites, he also explained the history of each building and the architectural decisions made. Dan is great at describing the impacts of politics, geography and changes in technology on the people and homes we were seeing. A tremendous job for lovers of history who want to understand, not just see.
Walking the historic homes along the park
Nancy A, 14-11-2022
This was a wonderful addition to our knowledge of the "emperors" and tycoons, iconic historical names, who built the magnificent mansions of New York City, which many became museums.. Out guide/teacher was excellent. He was not just tremendously informed but moved his guiding to address the things we knew or thought we knew. LOL. He was thoughtful of our walking conditions and the whole experience great.
Go on a warm day
havefuntoday14, 13-12-2022
First of all it was an outside tour and freezing cold 35 degrees. We were hoping the tour would cancel since we were inside the 24 hr cancellation policy.
Dan, our tour guide pointed out several buildings that were historic homes snd clubs. Thats about it for the mile walk from The Plaza to the Met. Would be better if there were some “inside” stories. Also pictures of homes and NYC during the Gilded Age would have been nice. Didn’t mention the Rockefeller’s, wonder where they lived.

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