Hear authentic but tragic stories from World War II, Vietnam War, Korean War and other missions of the US military. Pay your respects to US troops at several war memorials in Downtown New York. Learn about the US military history, science and technology.

  • Visit NYC’s war memorials with a Private History Expert Guide
  • Explore the history of WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, and more
  • Learn the names of American war heroes
  • Enjoy a private tour tailored to your needs and interests
  • Book private transfers with the pickup and drop-off service (3.5-hour option only)

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  • 2 - 3,5 Hours
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  • Live GuideEnglish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Polish
  • Walking tour
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America has been involved in wars large and small since before the founding of the nation. Embark on a journey through 2 centuries of US military history and learn about the country’s significant contribution to the victory of the Allied Forces during World War II. Discover the spirit of American patriotism.

The 2-hour tour will begin in front of the historic Federal Hall, which after the American Revolution served as a meeting place for the Congress of the Confederation, the nation’s first central government. Explore Downtown New York with your Expert Guide to discover the complex history of all the wars and conflicts that the US was or still is involved in, with special focus on WWII. You will make a stop at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial then continue to the East Coast Memorial, which honors the 4,601 American servicemen who died in the Atlantic in WWII.

Take a stroll along the leafy paths of Battery Park and see the Korean War Memorial. From a distance, you will also be able to spot the American symbol of hope – Lady Liberty. The last stop of this walking tour will be the American Merchant Mariners’ Memorial, which depicts a merchant marine vessel that was sunk in WWII. Immerse yourself in unforgettable stories of patriotism, heroism and ultimate sacrifice and pay respect to those who have fallen, killed or wounded in the scourge of war.

Choose the 3,5-hour option to book a 1,5-hour round-trip transfer with your 2-hour WWII walking tour. Take advantage of the convenient pickup and drop-off service in a private car to reach the meeting point from your accommodation right on time for your tour. We will make all the arrangements for your private transfers.

  • Private War-themed Tour of Downtown New York (itinerary depends on the selected option)
  • History Expert Guide who is fluent in the language of your choice
  • Historical facts about WWII and the military history of US
  • Sightseeing of the military and war memorials in Lower Manhattan
  • Private transfers with pickup and drop-off at your accommodation (3,5-hour option only)
  • Private transfers with pickup and drop-off at your accommodation (in 2-hour option)

Important information

Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the Fraunces Tavern, 54 Pearl St, New York, NY 10004, United States. Please do not enter the tavern, it is only a meeting point. Open in Google Maps

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Important information

What you should know

  • Please check your email the day before the tour to receive important information.
  • For the comfort of all guests, it is best to have 1 licensed guide per maximum of 25 guests. If there are 26-50 in your group, we will provide the service of 2 licensed guides so that all guests can get the best experience, ask questions and hear the guide well.
  • Please note that private transfers are not included in the 2-hour option.
  • The 3,5-hour option includes an estimated 1,5-hour round-trip transfer between the meeting point and the accommodation address provided when booking. Please note that the transfer time quoted is for information purposes only and the exact time may take longer or shorter depending on the distance from your NYC accommodation.
  • We will arrange private transfers in a standard car (sedan) for groups of 1-4 people, and in a large van for groups of 5 people and more. If you’re traveling in a smaller group but want to travel in a more spacious car, we recommend booking a 5-people tour to take advantage of a larger vehicle.