Greenwich Village walking tour

$57.50 $57.50

Looking for things to do in New York Greenwich Village? Our 3-hour self-guided walking tour takes you through this neighborhood. Learn about its history and discover all of the attractions. Solve challenges at each step along your way, to find your next destination and have fun.

You will walk from Washington Square, through New York University, to the Hudson River Greenway and the Gay Liberation Monument. You’ll pass various parks, museums, and monuments.

The New York City’s Greenwich Village Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 3.4 km / 2.1 mi self-guided walking tour with challenges along the way. It should take you 3 hours to complete.

  • A fun learning experience
  • See the sights! 36 locations
  • Learn some local history
  • Challenge your knowledge: 31 varied challenges
  • Fun for all ages, kids included
  • Walk at your own pace: 3.4 km / 2.1 mi
  • Wheelchair and stroller accessible throughout
  • Pet-friendly throughout
  • Start whenever you are ready, from your smartphone – no fixed schedule
  • Take as little, or as much time as you wish to complete your hunt
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Description

The New York City’s Greenwich Village Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 3.4 km / 2.1 mi self-guided walking tour with challenges along the way. It should take you 3 hours to complete.

Click here for this tourist scavenger hunt’s complete details.

What you’ll see

  • Greenwich Village
  • Washington Square
  • New York University
  • 2 historic “Album Covers”: Bob Dylan, Billy Joel
  • Stonewall Inn
  • Church of St. Anthony of Padua
  • “Friends” apartment building
  • Firemen’s Hall
  • Gay Liberation Monument
  • and much more!

We’ve visited New York almost annually since 2005. We tested this tour in August 2022.

This scavenger hunt has a difficulty level of NORMAL.

Your group’s size should be between 2 and 6 persons. In fact, children are welcome.

After purchase, to begin your Greenwich Village scavenger hunt, direct yourself to Washington Square, New York, NY 10012, United States

Once there, stand outside and log in to this website and begin your hunt.

Alternatively, you can access “My Account” and follow the instructions there.

Never hesitate to contact us if you experience any difficulties.

Greenwich Village’s History

This neighborhood of Lower Manhattan is bordered by 14th St to the north, Broadway to the East, Houston St to the south, and the Hudson River to the west.  It had a population of almost 23 000 in 2022.

Greenwich Village is known as an artists’ haven and the birthplace of the modern LGBTQ movement.

Up to the 17th century, Native Americans, then the Dutch, cultivated tobacco in this area of Manhattan. After the British conquered the settlement in 1664, Greenwich Village developed independently from New York City (the southern tip of the island at that time).

The end of the 18th century saw New York State’s first penitentiary near the Christopher Street pier: Newgate Prison. Many New Yorkers fled the yellow fever epidemic of 1822 to Greenwich Village. The site of Washington Square was initially a potter’s field where up to 20,000 New Yorkers were buried. 

Hotel Albert, a cultural icon of the neighborhood, greeted many well-known artists such as Mark Twain, Jackson Pollock, and Andy Warhol. The many art galleries and cafes drew many other artists to the area giving it the name of American bohemia. These include Robert De Niro, Robert Downey Jr., Claire Danes, and Susan Sarandon, to name but a few.

Additional information

Start location

Washington Square, New York, NY 10012, United States

End point

This tour ends at the start location

Sights

36 sites can be seen: important buildings, monuments, plazas & attractions

Challenges

31 varied challenges – all answers are available in front of your on-site, outdoors.

Duration

2 to 3 hours at normal walking pace

Required

Fully charged smartphone with internect access (data plan with LTE, 4G or 3G)

Distance

3.4 km / 2.1 mi

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