The Local Arrangements Committee has organized 28 tours highlighting the historical resources of New York. Participants will have a unique opportunity to take these tours with their fellow historians. Tickets for a tour of Harlem religious sites organized by the American Society of Church History will also be sold through AHA registration.

Several tours are offered through Big Onion Walking Tours, which specializes in tours led by current doctoral candidates or recent PhDs in history. Since 1991, Big Onion Walking Tours has offered innovative historian-led walks through New York’s historic and ethnic neighborhoods. Tours weave together the diverse fabric of urban neighborhoods, combining traditional academic research with public history and cutting-edge teaching techniques. Big Onion offers more than 25 tours. The Local Arrangements Committee has selected some of its most unique and interesting outings specifically for the AHA annual meeting.

Tour 1: Bus Tour of Harlem, the Bronx, and Arthur Avenue

Tour 2: Big Onion: The Upper West Side

Tour 3: Twentieth-Century Queens

Tour 4: FDR Four Freedoms Park Tour

Tour 5: Big Onion: Historic Lower Manhattan/Wall Street

Tour 6: History on the Hoof in the Gentrifying City: Maverick Women of Greenwich Village

Tour 7: Museum of the City of New York Tour: Gilded New York

Tour 8: Museum of the City of New York Tour: Activist New York

Tour 9: Museum of the City of New York Tour: Mac Conner: A New York Life

Tour 10: Museum of the City of New York Tour: The Theater Collection

Tour 11: American Society of Church History Tour of Harlem Religious Sites

Tour 12: United Nations Archive Tour

Tour 13: Big Onion: The Upper East Side

Tour 14: Museum of the City of New York Tour  Cancelled

Tour 15: Melting Pot, Six Feet Under: Trinity Church Cemetery as Muse for American Studies: Washington Heights

Tour 16: The Restaurants of Madison Square Park, 1859–2014

Tour 17: Revolutionary Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan

Tour 18: Museum of Jewish Heritage

Tour 19: The “New” New-York Historical Society

Tour 20: National 9/11 Memorial Museum

Tour 21: Big Onion: Historic Brooklyn Heights, with the Brooklyn Historical Society

Tour 22: Big Onion: A Multi-Ethnic Eating Tour of the Lower East Side

Tour 23: Museum of the City of New York Evening Reception and Exhibition Tour

Tour 24: Big Onion: Greenwich Village

Tour 25: Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Tour 26: Tour of the George Gustav Heye Center of the National Museum of the American Indian

Tour 27: Green-Wood Cemetery Tour

Tour 28: Big Onion: Historic Harlem

Tour 29: Municipal Archives