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Queer History of the Village tour provided by Social Justice Tours

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Queer History of the Village tour

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Journey back to the queer '60s with someone who experienced it all first hand. Writer, storyteller and queer legend Jay Toole leads folks on a walking tour of the West Village, sharing personal stories and stopping at important places and historical moments along the way. Learn more about the neighborhood through stories about historic lesbian bars, the Women’s House of D (Detention), homelessness in Washington Square Park, the mafia's connection to local gay bars and much more. Themes Covered: Prison, Homelessness, Queer Bars & Queer Bar History, Police Harassment, The Three-Piece Rule Sites Covered: Washington Square, “House of D”, Stonewall Inn, 8th Street, Christopher Street, West Side Piers
  • You'll start at
    20 Washington Square N
    20 Washington Square N, New York, NY 10012, USA
    We will meet directly underneath the Washington Arch at Washington Square Park. Your tour guide, Jay Toole, will be wearing a "Super Butch" hat. Please aim to arrive ten minutes early. If you have trouble finding her you can text Jay at by checking the contact information on your voucher/ticket.
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    The Stonewall Inn
    Stop: 20 minutes
    Historic site of stonewall riots.
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  • You'll end at
    Pier 45 at Hudson River Park
    Hudson River Greenway, New York, NY 10014, USA
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Departure Point
20 Washington Square N, New York, NY 10012, USA
Return Details
Pier 45 at Hudson River Park, Hudson River Greenway, New York, NY 10014, USA
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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