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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Christina (NYC) 🌇🏺🏛🦉 M.
21 March 2021
Wonderful tour on this area. I learned so much. Will definitely take this tour again
Christine (CA Red Hatter) C.
20 March 2021
Thanks for an interesting tour.
20 March 2021
I tuned in a little late so missed a bit of the early history Aaron gave on the area. It was a wonderful tour of an area of NYC that I wasn't aware of! Looking forward to future tours with Aaron..Well done
20 March 2021
Interesting tour for history buffs. I hope you do it again.
20 March 2021
Very interesting tour. Aaron's love of history really came through in the presentation.
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