From its sleepy beginnings as the Rose Hill and Belmont estates, where the Lorillard family had their tobacco factories and the Catholic Diocese built St. John's College (today's Fordham University), the area that is today best-known for the "Little Italy of the Bronx" has a rich history dating back centuries.
This walk includes Arthur Avenue, the heart of Belmont, as well as a look at Fordham, the area's oldest houses and churches, and Edgar Allan Poe's only existing New York City home.
Featured on the tour: the Native American, Dutch, Danish, and English history of the Bronx * Poe Cottage * Arthur Avenue * the Arthur Avenue Retail Market * Fordham University * remnants of prehistoric New York City * the controversial Christopher Columbus Monument * Our Lady of Mt. Carmel * early homes along Lorillard Street and Crescent Avenue
Tour pricing is based on the size of your group, the length of the presentation, and (to some extent) the technical demands of the presentation. Small group presentations begin at $150; please contact us with information about your needs and we'll quote you a price.
Stops on the virtual walk are subject to change.
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