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Among the maps that George Washington owned was British military engineer John Montresor’s A Plan of the City of New-York, surveyed in 1766. The map provided Washington with detailed information about the streets and hills of Lower Manhattan as he fortified the city against a British assault in 1776. Using Montresor’s map, Barnet Schecter will lead a walking tour of key sites in "Washington’s New York" — the city he considered the key to victory in the American Revolution and the nation’s first capital under the Constitution. Walking tours are limited to 35 guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.
Barnet Schecter is the author of George Washington’s America: A Biography Through His Maps and The Devil’s Own Work: The Civil War Draft Riots and the Fight to Reconstruct America.
The meeting locations of walking tours will be provided when you purchase your tickets.