Sympathetic Spies: George Washington’s Eyes and Ears in Lower Manhattan - Walking Tour

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Taught by Lucie Levine

Lucie Levine is the founder of Archive on Parade, a local tour and event company that aims to take New York’s fascinating history out of the archives and into the streets. She’s a Native New Yorker, and licensed New York City tour guide, with a passion for the city’s fascinating social, political and cultural history.


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The British Revolutionary War Spymaster Major George Beckwith claimed that, "Washington didn't really outfight the British, he simply out-spied us."  The General's master-spies operated out of Lower Manhattan.

As we make our way between The Battery and Wall Street on this walking tour, we'll retrace their steps. Along the way, we'll find out who first peddled fake news, meet the tailor who saved George Washington's life not once but twice, and discover what Eagles, Turtles, and Vultures have to do with turncoats and saboteurs.

The tour meets in front of The Alexander Hamilton Customs House (The National Museum of the American Indian), and a reminder will be sent the day before the walk. 

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