Virtual Experience

LGBTQ History Walking Tour of Greenwich Village

Hosted by Oscar Wilde Travel
Price

$2,500 / group

Group Size

2 to 500

Time needed

1 hour 15 minutes

Event Type

Virtual

How It Works

Gay Pride is more and more important in the world today—and Oscar Wilde Tours lets you explore it more deeply than ever! In this experience, we explore the heart of the Village, where the gay liberation movement took off, with the Stonewall riots in 1969 and the first Gay Pride parade a year later. But the Village’s gay history goes back a century before that, to the time of Walt Whitman. The Village has been the epicenter of many countercultures and artistic movements that have challenged and uplifted the world, from the creators of Off-Broadway to the Beats and the Factory—and of course the gay liberation movement.

During this tour, your team will explore the places where Villagers have lived and loved, including the sites of the drag shows and gay bars which have dotted the Village for 150 years—and of course the Stonewall Inn, where our tour starts and ends. The list of LGBTQ greats we discover literary gems that expand on a history of American culture; from Herman Melville to Eleanor Roosevelt to James Baldwin and Harvey Fierstein.


Oscar Wilde Tours has existed since 2013. It was the first and remains the only tour company focused on LGBTQ+ history and culture. Pre-pandemic it offered tours of US art museums and multi-day tours in Europe. Its tours have been widely praised in media such as The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, NPR's Studio 360, NBC4, Out Magazine, and more. This year it has pivoted to offering virtual presentations. We have a series of public presentations on Sunday, called "Zooming Through Queer Culture," with many different speakers, and we offer presentations also to private groups, in particular ERGs/BRGs. We have done events for many top companies, including DB, HBSC, JPMC, Amex, Google, Dropbox, Snapchat, and eBay.


$2,500 / group This event requires at least 2 participants.

How It Works

Gay Pride is more and more important in the world today—and Oscar Wilde Tours lets you explore it more deeply than ever! In this experience, we explore the heart of the Village, where the gay liberation movement took off, with the Stonewall riots in 1969 and the first Gay Pride parade a year later. But the Village’s gay history goes back a century before that, to the time of Walt Whitman. The Village has been the epicenter of many countercultures and artistic movements that have challenged and uplifted the world, from the creators of Off-Broadway to the Beats and the Factory—and of course the gay liberation movement.

During this tour, your team will explore the places where Villagers have lived and loved, including the sites of the drag shows and gay bars which have dotted the Village for 150 years—and of course the Stonewall Inn, where our tour starts and ends. The list of LGBTQ greats we discover literary gems that expand on a history of American culture; from Herman Melville to Eleanor Roosevelt to James Baldwin and Harvey Fierstein.

SKU
88-374