Presidents Day Walking Tour

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This Presidents Day weekend on Sunday, February 17th, the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership will host a special free walking tour exploring U.S presidents’ connections with the dynamic district in the heart of New York City. Participants will learn about how presidents including James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and Grover Cleveland, among others, took part in influencing the neighborhood’s rich history.

Professional historian Miriam Berman will guide participants through the Flatiron District, where historic political establishments like the old Fifth Avenue Hotel, the Hoffman House, and Stanford White’s Madison Square Garden previously stood. During their tenure, presidents routinely met in these buildings as they serve as venues for dinner parties, political gatherings, and meeting grounds—even on election nights.

WHERE: Please meet at the tip of the Flatiron Building, on 23rd Street just east of 5th Avenue (rain or shine).

WHEN: Sunday, February 17th at 11 am