Presidents Day Walking Tour
This Presidents’ Day weekend on Sunday, February 16th, the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership will host a special 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.
Other landmarks such as the Worth Monument played a more public role in illustrating patriotism. At Fifth Avenue and Broadway, the monument was a prime spot for a presidential front row seat to view a litany of parades.
WHERE: Please meet at the tip of the Flatiron Building, on 23rd Street just east of 5th Avenue (rain or shine). FREE!Buy tickets/get more info now