Union Square Walking Tours

Union Square is where two major roads intersected and where labor unions gathered energy, and it is also the place where Jewish history and American history intertwined in fascinating and diverse ways.  Come analyze the buildings—Macy’s, Tammany Hall, Margaret Sanger’s Planned Parenthood townhouse—and come hear what Emma Goldman, Emma Lazarus and others had to say about immigration, suffrage and free love. This special walking tour ends with a behind-the-scenes look at the objects and primary sources—including Emma Lazarus’ handwritten manuscript of the New Colossus—that inspired the tour.

The next Union Square Walking Tours for the general public will take place on April 28 and May 19

If you are interested in booking a tour for your group, please contact walkingtours@ajhs.org.