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New York Gilded Age Tour

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 Context Travel NYC Gilded Age Tour
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Time Out says

As HBO's new show The Gilded Age takes over screens across America, Context Travel is offering a new immersive walking tour that covers sites from old New York.

The era of the Gilded Age produced incredible architectural gems across NYC, including Manhattan's Fifth Avenue and The Plaza Hotel, The Metropolitan Club, Roosevelt House, and Fletcher-Sinclair mansion. The new tour takes guests to the high-society of the Gilded Age by illuminating its storied architecture and the architects behind it.

As the TV show illustrates, the Gilded Age was a time of great conflict between the old and the new and of unfathomable wealth gained and lost, according to Context Travel. Many of its mansions have been demolished but the tour will unearth the select few mansions and private elite clubs that still stand, including the Plaza Hotel, Grand Army Place, the Frick Mansion, and mansions built by the Vanderbilts, Buchanans and Roosevelts. The tour concludes near the Ukrainian Institute of America (built from 1897 to 1899).

The tour, which takes place on the Upper East Side, is approximately three hours long. You can book it here.

Shaye Weaver
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Shaye Weaver


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