Patriot Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  185 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 10 28 0 = 28 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 29 85 0 = 85 100% 5.0
Last 12 months 65 188 3 = 185 98% 4.9
All 782 2,198 13 = 2,185 99% 4.9
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
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Revolutionary Era Walking Tour of Lower Manhattan 155 98% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Civil War Era Walking Tour of Lower Manhattan 27 100% 5.0 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Lower Manhattan Architecture 3 100% 5.0 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Civil War Era Walking Tour (PRIVATE) 0 0% 0.0 Info & Tickets
Revolutionary Era Walking Tour (PRIVATE) 0 0% 0.0 Info & Tickets
Historic Graveyard Tour of Lower Manhattan 0 0% 0.0
History Highlights Tour of Lower Manhattan 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Memorable tour of early NYC!
Fri, Mar 20  10:00 AM npcanderson Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The day was penetratingly cold, with snow on the way. Even with the weather and quite a bit of standing and listening to Karen, we both really enjoyed the choice of sites to view and their history. Karen is a wonderful story-teller and she kept her talk engaging all the way through. She has a good balance of historical facts with juicy stories to humanize those facts. We were impressed with the depth of her knowledge of her subject. She welcomed input from the tour participants and made everyone feel comfortable. Ideally for us, a little more walking would have been even better. But by the tour's end, we had a real sense of the layout and look of early New York. We will come back for the Civil War! Thanks and keep up your great organization, Karen!
Rating: 5
A must when visiting New York!
Fri, Mar 13  12:00 PM LorinKeating Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I loved Karen's enthusiasm and knowledge of New York City before, during and after the Civil War. She pointed out important places as we walked lower Manhattan and shared historical events with us. If you are interested in American history, or you want to see more than the "glitz" of Time Square and the "glamor" of Broadway, this is definitely the tour to take!
Rating: 5
Excellent!
Thu, Mar 12  12:00 PM stephkotz Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
I'd been wanting to take this tour for years, and am so glad I finally did. Karen's knowledge of NY history and culture was outstanding. The tour was highly informative and interesting while always engaging and amusing. As a former history teacher, I highly recommend this tour to other teachers and history buffs. The time flew by and our group was impressed with the anecdotes, stories, printed materials, and knowledge of landmarks. This will be well worth your time.
Rating: 5
Superb preparation
Thu, Feb 19  12:00 PM Jimmycat Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
As a resident of the city, she is observant about the remaining details we can see today that bring the original city and it's history alive. The original research and stories made it wonderfully real and fun. The tour was filled mostly with the people of the Revolution and their thoughts and inter relationships and less on dates for this and that which made high school history so boring. In her presentation or better, discussion, dates only give a placeholder for the activities we call the American Revolution. Easy walking; the 2.5 hours went by quickly; excellent intelligent communicator. The tour was the highlight of our NYC visit.
Rating: 5
Amazing
Wed, Feb 11  10:00 AM LauraRitch Female 20-29 Local Family With Children
She did such a wonderful job. We enjoyed the whole tour the whole time. Never was there a moment of boredom or being unhappy. I can't stop talking about it to everyone
Rating: 4
Very Informative
Wed, Jan 21  10:00 AM Dhancock12 Unspecified 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Tour was very enthusiastic and had lots of information. Would have loved to have a little booklet of the paperwork tour guide would show us. Loved the true facts regarding the sons of the revolution. Loved the churches and their history!
Rating: 5
very engaging and informative!
Wed, Jan 21  10:00 AM ystorch Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
our tour guide was very knowledgeable, she made the stories come alive as she showed us where many revolutionary war events took place. though it was very cold outside, and i think lower manhattan felt colder than other areas, we enjoyed the tour very much.
Rating: 5
absolutely fabulous
Sat, Jan 17  12:00 PM foehrma Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The guide was great fun, enthusiastic, extremely knowledgeable. Loved every minute of it.
Rating: 5
My Teenage Boys Loved It!
Mon, Dec 29, 14   10:00 AM cblegen Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Lots of good side stories. Your guide was very knowledgeable.
Rating: 5
Very Informative Tour
Mon, Dec 29, 14   10:00 AM Effingham Unspecified Unspecified International Tourist(s) Unspecified
We are 3 adults from Toronto area. One loves American history and really enjoyed the tour. Our guide was knowledgeable, prepared and organized. Even those of us who are not history buffs learned something and enjoyed seeing the architecture. One note: even 35 degrees feels really cold if you're outside for 2.5 hours Dress very warmly.
Rating: 5
Outstanding and interesting term
Fri, Dec 26, 14   10:00 AM Horowe123 Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. Small group size a real plus. Were with children ages 9 - 15 and she was able to keep them (and us parents) engaged throughout.
Rating: 5
A plethora of information!
Fri, Dec 26, 14   10:00 AM Sherrilsmith Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Most people consider the Boston area when thinking about the important locations of the Revolutionary War, but this tour gives so much insight into the events of NYC prior, during, and after that war, which were just as crucial. There was so much information presented in the tour about the important role New York City played in the Revolutionary War and the decisions made by General George Washington from the tour guide, Karen, who knows it all. She knows her history as well as the current events in NYC so blends them well. One realizes that politics has not changed very much since then! She does a marvelous job answering any type of questions anyone has.

On the tour, you walk where history was made, which is surrounded by the present day Lower Manhattan. You gain a unique perspective by doing this. You also get a feel of what was occurring in NYC in the 1700's and what present day sites, like Central Park & Wall street were back then.

Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, and warm clothes in the winter. Also, be aware that the tour does not end where it begins. You will end within blocks of the Statue of Liberty ferry. You may need to eat lunch after the tour. There are nice restaurants on Stone Street right by where the tour ends, and Karen can recommend a few places on that street.
Rating: 5
Best Tour Ever!
Mon, Dec 22, 14   10:00 AM RoyFanning Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our tour guide was wonderful. Not only did she know the history of the area in the Revolutionary War, she knew the area so well she could answer any questions we had about the area before and after the war. She seemed to know the history of every building we asked about. Best tour we have ever taken in NYC.
Rating: 5
Well worth the time - brought history to life!
Mon, Dec 15, 14   10:00 AM jenindurango Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Karen has tons of research and has a deep knowledge of her material. She spins the tales of our history so well she has you feeling as if you too were right there in some of the pubs listening in to the arguing of the day, in the squares watching the soldiers and rebels squaring off over the poles and rowing the boats quietly crossing the Hudson with General Washington against all odds. Highly enjoyable for all ages and knowledge levels.

Whether you are a life-time local or from out of town - TAKE THIS TOUR - I promise you'll learn things that will make you appreciate the city around you in a new way.
Rating: 5
Surprisingly informative and enjoyable!
Sat, Nov 29, 14   12:00 PM Patriots1 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Karen made us feel very comfortable and welcome. She is extremely knowledgeable and conveys numerous interesting and humorous stories of our nation's revolutionary history. The day happened to be very cold & windy, so the few opportunities to go indoors were appreciated. The 2.5 hour tour is mostly standing and walking, but well worth it! We are already looking forward to Karen's Civil War tour on our next visit.