The “Birth of a Nation – The Story of America” walking tour covers Chinatown, Five Points, and Little Italy. This tour details the immigration of the Chinese, Irish, and Italians to the land of opportunities. Uncover the history of the Chinese in America; from gold to rails to the birth of Chinatowns. Learn why the Chinese migrated east from San Francisco to establish Chinatowns in Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington DC, and New York.
The tour continues with Irish dominance of Five Points, and their gangs of New York. Follow Boss Tweed and his political machine “Tammany Hall,” which in 1850s seized full control of the city.
Finally trace the path of New York’s Italian immigrants. From the Mezzogiorno exodus to their American experience and the birth of Little Italy. This tour focuses on how the Chinese, Irish, and Italian exiles became the backbone of New York. The men would build the bridges and the tunnels. The women would be cooks and maids. And their children, raised in the values and language of their new country, would weave themselves into the tapestry of America.
Complimentary dumplings are provided.
The meeting point for this tour is in front of Paris Baguette at 273 Canal Street, New York, NY 10013. All tours conducted by officially licensed New York City tour guides. Daily tour time: 3:30PM. Private tours of 20 or more can be reserved for any date by emailing email@example.com