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Meet the Washington Square Women

New York, United States

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Experience hosted by Diana

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We'll meet in the Park at the northwest corner of Washington Square (near Wash.Sq.North and MacDougal Street.) We'll stop at the beautiful holiday Tree by the Arch and we'll circle clockwise around the Park, from where Eleanor Roosevelt lived to the haunts of turn-of-the-century Bohemians. We'll uncover the secrets of known and unknown women, from sculptors, avant garde artists and writers, wealthy dilettantes , poor young immigrants, suffragettes, actresses, to inventors, philanthropists, activists, playwrights, and birth control pioneers...from Anais Nin, to Bette Davis and Madonna.
Other things to note
The walking tour is rain or shine.
Email me before the start of the tour if you will be late.
Wear comfortable shoes.
We'll meet in the Park at the northwest corner of Washington Square (near Wash.Sq.North and MacDougal Street.) We'll stop at the beautiful holiday Tree by the Arch and we'll circle clockwise around the Park, from where Eleanor Roosevelt lived to the haunts of turn-of-the-century Bohemians. We'll uncover the secrets of known and unknown women, from sculptors, avant garde artists and writers, wealthy dilettantes , poor young immigrants, suffragette…

Diana's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Equipment
    a map and itinerary
From $25
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Diana

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 1 Review
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I was a transplant from Pennsylvania when, as a young student, I first fell in love with Washington Square. I didn’t realize then that I would become an art director, live and teach nearby, and, as a licensed NYC tour guide, become fascinated with researching the lives of the surprising number of women, from Louisa Mae Alcott to Madonna, who have intersected with this unique New York spot. It is a special pleasure to tell their stories.
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Where you'll be

We'll circle the Park and meet mind-changing women even the locals don't know about. And the end of the tour, you may want to stop at the historic La Lanterna coffee house on MacDougal Street which was the location of key bohemian gathering places.

1 review

Giulia
October 2018
Diana has done a lot of research on women who have had influence over time and also lived or spent part of their years very near this park. It is an interesting sweep through time and character to hear some of the stories and anecdotes, both about them and the area.
Diana has done a lot of research on women who have had influence over time and also lived or spent part of their years very near this park. It is an interesting sweep through time…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

An umbrella if it's raining.

hat and gloves