New York During the American Revolution

Language English
Price 20,00 USD for excursion
Capacity Group of more than 10 people
Duration 2 hours

The American Revolution is a story of such daring and courage that it is still invoked everywhere. Every day New Yorkers pass by remnants of its desperation and its glory: damage caused by inspired patriots, a final remaining symbol of British authority, traces that led to the hanging of a schoolteacher who regretted that he had but one life to give.

Charrings from a great fire as the British took over show the direction of the blaze and suggest how St. Paul's Church survived to become home base for the rescue workers of 9/11. It was one of two great fires that left most of the city in ruins. "New York is destroyed," said George Washington at the end of the war, "but its future greatness is certain."

We'll see the site of his emotional farewell and of his glorious return six years later.

The great statue in the harbor also has much to say about the conduct of the Revolution, and how the horribly overmatched Americans (see below) eventually won. So do the world's first combat combat submarine and a metal chain protecting the colonies' most vital waterway. The Hudson River played a key role in a victory so stunning that upon surrender the British band played “The World Turned Upside Down.”

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