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history walk

Washington Square Day or Evening

history walk

Washington Square Day or Evening

Paused until 31 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
history walk

Washington Square Day or Evening

history walk

Washington Square Day or Evening

Paused until 31 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

You'll circle fascinating Washington Square, the heart of the Village, in a 60-minute tour with Diana, a long time New Yorker, art director, Village resident and licensed tour guide. You'll discover the people, events and history that have shaped this special downtown spot and make it vibrant today. Starting at the Washington Square Arch and the beautiful Holiday Tree, we’ll travel around the Park paths that locals and students walk. We'll pause for photos by the fountain and listen to music. We’ll visit the hanging tree, the popular dog run, famous monuments and the often-filmed chess tables. We’ll see where the bohemian artists, writers and activists spent their time, and we’ll end at the corner of Washington Square South and MacDougal Street, where the Village clubs and coffee houses begin.

Your host

Learn more about Diana

Diana

When, as a young student, I first fell in love with Washington Square. I didn’t realize then that I would live and teach at this unique New York spot, become an art director, and a NYC licensed tour guide. Now I have the pleasure of sharing the stories and secrets of this special place with visitors, who I hope will enjoy it as much as I have.

What's included

Equipment
A map and a guide to the Park.

Where you'll be

We’ll gather at the marble feet of President George Washington on the famous Washington Square Arch at the north side of the Park, near Fifth Avenue, a one-time marsh and potter's field.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

a hat and gloves

More tips

This hour-long tour will fit in a packed schedule, yet reveal secrets and surprises of Washington Square that even locals don't know, and give you time afterwards to visit nearby shops and cafes.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Diana
Washington Square Day or Evening
New experience
£21/person
New experience
£21/person