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Edgar Allen Poe Greenwich Village Tour
This stroll through the winding, twisted streets of Greenwich Village takes
you to sights including Washington Square, New York University, Sheridan Square,
Our Lady of Pompeii Church, and the folk music clubs of Bleecker Street. Named
after the father of American Poetry, this tour will explore the origins of the
neighborhood that became the incubator for the art movements in the United
States, from American Literature, Theater, stand-up comedy, and classic
During the 1960s folk music scene, artists such as Barbara Streisand, Peter,
Paul, and Mary, Simon and Garfunkel, Jackson Browne, Joan Baez, The Velvet
Underground, Richie Havens, Tom Paxton, Jimi Hendrix and Nina Simone all began
their careers in the local nightclubs, theaters, and coffeehouses of Greenwich
Village. For well over a century, 'The Village' has nurtured struggling artists,
writers and musicians from Edgar Allan Poe to the Beat poets to Bob Dylan. These
days no penniless artists could afford to live in the beautiful brownstones
along the tree-lined streets. But look carefully and you can still find traces
of the old 'bohemia'.
Significant Attractions Include:
Washington Square Park and Arch
Rocco’s Pastry Shop
Our Lady of Pompeii Church
Home of Edgar Allen Poe
Tour Begins at 2:00 P.M. daily
Meeting point is under the Washington Square Arch, at the intersection of
5th Avenue and Waverly Place.
Duration: 2 hours.
Distance covered is roughly 1.5 miles.
PLEASE NOTE: The entrances to each of the above attractions are NOT included
in the price and will be payable locally.
Prices from £15.00 per adult £12.00 per child (0 - 12 years).