Fort Tryon - American Revolutionary War Outpost

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 was born and raised in Anchorage, AK and left the “Last Frontier” for the “Big Apple” to pursue an acting career. A life in the theatre has afforded him many terrific opportunities to travel the world and find exciting adventures along the way. 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 in a true juxtaposition, the magic of Alaska in the wintertime. Thanks for coming along!

Aaron 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 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 or tablet.

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