Edith Wharton's New York: Virtual Tour

Edith Wharton's New York: Virtual Tour

New York, NY

$20 | 90 minutes | Virtual walk through the Age of Innocence!

Walk through a Gilded Age of Innocence

Rates:

Person - $20.00

(Best suited for adults and most children over 8 years old.)

Private Group:

Please contact us for pricing and availability: info@boweryboyswalks.com

Overview:

Join us for a virtual walk in the Gilded Age! The great American novelist Edith Wharton was a New Yorker. Although she spent tremendous parts of her life traveling in Europe and ultimately settling in France, it was the Gilded Age metropolis of New York in which she set the majority of her major fiction and stories.

This unique tour will trace the life and quite literally the footsteps of Edith Wharton through the streets and neighborhoods she and her famous characters knew so well. Our stops will include not only sites associated with Wharton’s life but also locations used as settings for her novels.

Beginning in the Flatiron district, we’ll explore down Broadway and Park Avenue South, through Gramercy Park, Union Square, Broadway and end in Washington Square Park.

In addition to sharing the roots and development of America’s opulent Gilded Age, tour guide Carl will includes stories of Edith’s life as well as tales of her notable friends, such as Theodore Roosevelt and Henry James, Stanford White, Edwin Booth and society’s greatest grande dame, the Mrs. Astor (Edith’s own cousin!).

Tour Highlights:

Wharton’s birthplace

Madison Square Park – including a brief look at its history

St. Sava’s Cathedral – the church (recently damaged by fire but still standing) where Edith married Teddy Wharton in 1895

Calvary Church – the Park Avenue church Edith knew as a girl

Gramercy Park – a tour around the park including histories of landmarks, such as the Player’s Club

Union Square and Irving Place – including the Gilded Age site of Tiffany and Co.

Grace Church – the society church where Edith was baptized and which she used as a setting in “The Age of Innocence”

Broadway and Fifth Avenue – including a look at a few of the Gilded Age mansions that remain

Washington Square – a stop at the home Edith and her mother shared in the 1880s.

Please Note:

This is an online experience and we will send you a link when you book. *

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Duration (tours, trips, experiences, classes): 1.5 hours
Listing created Nov 4, 2020

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