Note: This event is sold out
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, which provided him with detailed information as he fortified the city against a British assault in 1776. Using Montresor’s map, Barnet Schecter leads a walking tour of key sites of the city Washington considered the key to victory in the American Revolution. Walking tours are limited to thirty-five 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.
Meeting location will be provided to patrons when they purchase tickets.
Purchasing Tickets By Phone/In Person
To purchase tickets to public programs by phone, please call the New-York Historical Society’s new in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily. Advance tickets may also be purchased on site at the New-York Historical Society admissions desk. Advance purchase is required to guarantee participation. All sales are final and payments cannot be refunded. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.