Lower Broadway in the 1850s

Walt Whitman(Greatest American Poet) meets P.T. Barnum(Greatest Showman)

With Jason Stein

Our tour starts about one block north of SoHo outside the former site of Pfaff’s Cafe, a favorite of Walt Whitman’s and through his eyes we will journey down Broadway and experience the 1850s: buildings, theaters, brothels, stories, characters (some of the unsavory type). We’ll end near City Hall Park with P.T. Barnum’s American Museum, the Astor House, Genin’s Bridge, and learn how the Swedish Nightingale made someone very happy.

Saturday, July 6
11:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Member: $20
Non-member: $30

exterior of the Saint Nicholas Hotel in 1853
The Saint Nicholas Hotel on Broadway in 1853. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, William Wade. Modifications: photo cropped.