Great tour! Our guide, Marc, was a wealth of knowledge and very courteous! Highly recommend this tour.
Private Secrets of Broadway & Times Square Tour
Flexible Tour Arrangements
Local Knowledgeable Guides
Private Group Tour
Walk Through Broadway & Times Square's Entertaining History
Discover the secrets of Broadway’s past and learn about the colorful lives of the performers. Find out more about the history of the iconic Times Square and how it has evolved over time. Perfect for theater and movie buffs or fans of American history!
Learn about the rich history of Times Square and how it has evolved
Hear entertaining stories about past Broadway performers and the turbulent past of the area
Relive the New York of the Roaring Twenties through your guide’s vivid descriptions
Get a more personal experience in this private tour option
Discover old theatre stories and silent movies
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To be arranged upon booking
1+ (private tour customers can set group size)
1 licensed NYC guide
Entry to theaters, museums or other locations requiring admission fees unless arranged at the time of booking
What to bring
Comfortable shoes, a camera, a hat, sunscreen, and weather-appropriate clothing
An experienced, professional NYC local who can offer suggestions and recommendations for other things to do in NYC after your tour
This is a 2-hour walking tour, so guests should be able to stand or walk for long periods at a time
What You'll Do
Take a stroll through the New York City era from 1904 to the present day, taking a deep dive into the Roaring Twenties. Walk in the footsteps of the greatest Broadway and Vaudeville performers and see the locations associated with their lives and theatres. Learn about the history of Times Square across the last 125 years and how it has evolved and transformed. It has not always been the glamorous area that we know today, join us to find out more!
If you are a fan of American history, old theatre stories, and silent movies, this is the tour for you. The tour provides an overview of the history of Broadway, Vaudeville, New York performers, and Times Square. Discover the history of Prohibition, the Actors Strike of 1919, the rise and demise of Vaudeville, and the colorful stories of the Ziegfeld Follies. We enlighten you about the boom years before and after WWII, the demise of the area, and its rebirth into a multi-billion dollar industry. The tour begins in Shubert Alley.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will my tour be cancelled if it rains or the weather is bad?
Tours operate in all weather conditions. Please check the weather and dress appropriately. In the unlikely event that tours are canceled customers will be given the opportunity to rebook based on availability or receive a full refund.
What time should I arrive for my tour?
We ask guests to plan to arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure. Earlier if possible. We recommend this just in case there are any travel difficulties like traffic or train delays.
Can I get a hotel pick-up?
For private tours, we can arrange to have the guide meet you at your hotel for an additional fee.
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He knew who was in the group and didn’t lose anyone or leave anyone behind. He knew the best places to be to talk to us so we weren’t hassled by others and the best times to be in the places to see.