The Local Arrangements Committee has organized 28 tours highlighting the historical resources of New York. Participants will have a unique opportunity to take these tours with their fellow historians. Tickets for a tour of Harlem religious sites organized by the American Society of Church History will also be sold through AHA registration.
Several tours are offered through Big Onion Walking Tours, which specializes in tours led by current doctoral candidates or recent PhDs in history. Since 1991, Big Onion Walking Tours has offered innovative historian-led walks through New York's historic and ethnic neighborhoods. Tours weave together the diverse fabric of urban neighborhoods, combining traditional academic research with public history and cutting-edge teaching techniques. Big Onion offers more than 25 tours. The Local Arrangements Committee has selected some of its most unique and interesting outings specifically for the AHA annual meeting.
Tour 2: Big Onion: The Upper West Side
Tour 3: Twentieth-Century Queens
Tour 4: FDR Four Freedoms Park Tour
Tour 12: United Nations Archive Tour
Tour 13: Big Onion: The Upper East Side
Tour 14: Museum of the City of New York Tour
Tour 18: Museum of Jewish Heritage
Tour 20: National 9/11 Memorial Museum
Tour 24: Big Onion: Greenwich Village
Tour 25: Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Tour 27: Green-Wood Cemetery Tour
Tour 28: Big Onion: Historic Harlem
Tour 29: Municipal Archives
Preregistration for tours is highly recommended.
Tour tickets are nonrefundable and cannot be exchanged. Tour participants must be registered for the AHA meeting. Log in to the Registration Resource Center or call 508-743-0510 to add tickets to an existing registration.
Tour groups will meet in Americas Hall I at the New York Hilton Midtown. Tours may travel by bus, subway, or on foot. Fares and admission fees are included in the price of the tour. Many New York subway stations are not wheelchair accessible. Accessible buses or alternate transportation for people with disabilities will be available on request. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.