Turnstile Tours is Online!

As the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have cascaded across the globe, our business and our entire industry have been hit hard. We have not been able to offer any tours since March 11, and many of our partner organizations and businesses have been forced to close as well. In an effort to support our talented staff and stay connected with our community, we are now offering online experiences that highlight our tours, research, and partners. We are talking with makers, street vendors, and museum staff, showing artifacts and materials from our archives, and sharing stories and research that don’t always make it into our tours.

Join us several times a week for 45–60 minute video sessions. Some sessions are free, while others are just $5, which will help us support our staff so we can be ready to get back to giving tours once this difficult time has passed.

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Virtual Programs
icon-calendar  3-4 times per week, times vary
icon-clock-o  45-60 mins
icon-map-marker  Virtual sessions via Zoom webinar

Explore How New York City Works

We are excited to announce that we have re-launched our in-person guided tours! These tours are all outdoors, and modified to protect the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and the general public. We will be adding more tours throughout the fall, so please stay tuned!

Turnstile Tours are built around in-depth research, community engagement, and interactive experiences. We offer both public and private tours that showcase how New York City works, from factories to food systems, the working waterfront to workforce development. With our unique expertise, we deliver high-quality tours that appeal to both locals and first-time visitors. Whether you’re interested in Manhattan’s street vendors, beautiful public parks, Brooklyn’s techies, makers, and manufacturers, or the city’s rich industrial history, we have tours to suit your interests

Our Partners

Our tours are built around close partnerships with non-profit and community organizations. As a social enterprise and Certified B Corporation, we are committed to helping our partners build capacity to welcome the public and raise money for their vital missions. At least 5% of every ticket purchased goes towards one of these organizations.