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From the Revolution to 1812: Lower Manhattan, Governors Island and the Forts of New York

Walks & Talks
From the Revolution to 1812: Lower Manhattan, Governors Island and the Forts of New York
Historical Walking Tours
Cal Snyder
Lucy Oakley
Sat, June 2nd, 2012 | 12:00 pm
$24
(members $12)

Note: This event is sold out

 

Event details

In America’s infancy, New York City was at the center of two major wars: the American Revolution and the War of 1812. Join us as we explore the city’s role in these conflicts. We will visit Washington’s statue at Federal Hall, a tribute to patriot Marinus Willett and learn the history of the forts of New York Harbor. The tour will conclude with a visit to Fort Jay and Castle William on Governors Island. Walking tours are limited to thirty-five guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.

Speakers Bio(s)

Cal Snyder is the author of Out of Fire and Valor: The War Memorials of New York City from the Revolution to 9/11. Lucy Oakley is Head of Education and Programs at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery.

Location

Meeting location will be provided to patrons when they purchase tickets.

Purchasing Tickets By Phone/In Person

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