New York - Fort Tryon - American Revolutionary War Outpost

Fort Tryon - American Revolutionary War Outpost

(71 reviews)
Washington Heights, New York, United States
30 mins

About the tour

Ft. Tryon was the American Revolutionary War military fort used by George Washington in his efforts to defend the new settlement known as New Amsterdam, now New York City. It came to be because it was the highest point on the island due to glacial deposits of boulders and hills and they could see an enemy attacking from miles away. It’s now a beautiful urban space that includes the Cloisters Museum (which features European Renaissance art and architecture), gardens, views of the Hudson River, and a sweet cafe hidden in the trees. Join Aaron for this scenic and historic tour where you will see a different side of New York to the hustle and bustle of downtown.

Meet your local guide

Aaron Y.

Aaron's life has been nothing short of an adventure. Originally from Alaska, he crossed the continent to chase his big-city dreams of a career in theatre. "My greatest honor and achievement was appearing on Broadway in the classic musical, Fiddler on the Roof. I’m constantly learning new, interesting things about NYC, but I’m keenest on the historical stories," he chips in. And New York City has popped up with unforgettable memories for Aaron, including singing in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on National TV! Aaron's always loved travel and learning about my surroundings, wherever he is. "I’d also describe myself as a people-person, I love a good chat. All that considered, being a tour guide is an ideal job that feels like no work at all! " he laughs. His colleagues have often nicknamed him “Frommer” (of the travel guides) or “cruise director” due to his wanderlust and enthusiasm for sharing travel experiences with others. His favorite memories to date include a 4-month concert tour of Japan with the Tokyo Philharmonic, and a single day on Easter Island while performing on a cruise ship. Aaron is eager to share with you the rich history of Brooklyn, NY where he currently resides, and the magic of Alaska during winter. If you're lucky, you might just catch him singing a show tune on his tours!

Aaron Y. has been guiding since Sep 2020

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to New York with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from New York. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Loni H.

31 January 2021

Aaron, thank you for sharing your passion and excitement for your hometown with us virtually. I have traveled to New York many times and never had an opportunity to visit as a tourist. I'm looking forward to participating in more of your tours.

Ramona B.

29 January 2021

Great tour!

Fawn M.

29 January 2021

Very Informative!!

Mary O.

28 January 2021


Lyne L.

28 January 2021

Awesome tour.

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