LGBTQ Pride Tour: The Gay Liberation Movement in the West Village

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Why take this tour?

Visit the heart of LGBTQ history and discover some of the sights integral to the Gay Liberation Movement in New York’s West Village. On our walking tour, you’ll take a trip to some of Manhattan’s most significant gay bars, and visit key sights that acted as a backdrop to some of the most important moments that changed the fabric of society in the US.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Visit one of Manhattan’s oldest gay bars and other sights on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Created with Sketch.Get an insight into the history of Greenwich Village with a local guide
  • Created with Sketch.Discover the gay bars and other locations central to the Gay Liberation Movement in New York

Discover the roots of the Gay Liberation Movement in Greenwich Village

In the early morning of June 28th, 1969, police raided a gay bar called the Stonewall Inn and inadvertently sparked a riot that would change the narrative of the LGBTQ community forever. On our tour through Greenwich Village, we take you back to that night, and the movement it spawned in the city and beyond.

With your local Walks guide, you’ll visit some now iconic gay bars along Christopher Street, and you’ll be introduced to the locations around which the city’s long-closeted gay community was finally able make itself public and unite for more rights.

As you make your way through Greenwich Village, you’ll take in the city’s oldest g...

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In the early morning of June 28th, 1969, police raided a gay bar called the Stonewall Inn and inadvertently sparked a riot that would change the narrative of the LGBTQ community forever. On our tour through Greenwich Village, we take you back to that night, and the movement it spawned in the city and beyond.

With your local Walks guide, you’ll visit some now iconic gay bars along Christopher Street, and you’ll be introduced to the locations around which the city’s long-closeted gay community was finally able make itself public and unite for more rights.

As you make your way through Greenwich Village, you’ll take in the city’s oldest gay bar and other landmarks now on the National Register of Historic Places. Your guide will touch on the devastation caused by the AIDS epidemic, and explain how the community banded together to overcome it.

Our tour ends outside Big Gay Ice Cream, which serves both as a reminder of how far the community has come in the years since the Stonewall Riots, and as a beacon for a brighter future.

  • Sites Visited
  • Greenwich Village
  • Christopher Street
  • Manhattan's oldest gay bar
  • Tour Includes
  • Local Walks guide