Memorial Day Walking Tour

This Memorial Day weekend, enjoy a free Memorial Day-themed historic walking tour on Sunday, May 26. The tour, “From Decoration Day to Memorial Day”, led by historian and author Miriam Berman, will give visitors an insight into the history of Memorial Day in the Flatiron District.

“From Decoration Day to Memorial Day” will feature fascinating stories about Decoration Day, as Memorial Day was called in the early 1900s. The tours will include a visit to the Worth Monument, which served as the main welcoming and viewing site for U.S. Presidents, foreign dignitaries, and local politicians who came to honor those who served their country in the war.

Participants will also explore some of the city’s most notable landmarks, including the Flatiron Building, New York Life Insurance Building, MetLife Clock Tower, and Appellate Courthouse.

Miriam Berman, author of “Madison Square: The Park and Its Celebrated Landmarks” and “New York in Words and Images”, a book of New York postcards, will lead this 90-minute tour.

Meeting location: The tip of the Flatiron Building, on 23rd Street just east of 5th Avenue (rain or shine).

WHEN: Sunday, May 26th at 11 am (rain or shine). No advance registration is required.


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