Fifth Avenue Department Store History Tour

Street sign along Fifth Avenue, New York City. Seen on the 5th Avenue tour in New York, NY.
The NYC Fifth Avenue Department Store History Tour is a Fifth Avenue walking tour which explores the history of NYC’s famous street, and the stores and landmarks that have made Fifth Avenue a top destination for NYC shoppers.

Explore the history of Fifth Avenue on this 5th Avenue history shopping tour.
Highlights include the histories of famous department stores both past (B. Altman, Bonwit-Teller, and Best & Company, just to name a few) and present (Bergdorf Goodman, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue). Other points of interest include architectural and historical landmarks (St. Patrick's Cathedral, Rockefeller Center, The Plaza Hotel), TV/film locations (Tiffany & Co.) and more. This Fifth Avenue historical tour also includes a history of fashion on Fifth Avenue and trivia about the street itself, as well as an overview of the history of garment manufacturing and the clothing retail industry in NYC. Tour also includes a history of the adjacent 34th Street shopping district, home to Macy's and the former Gimbels department store.

Fifth Avenue tour is led by a licensed NYC Sightseeing Guide.

Private Fifth Avenue tours can be designed as "history only" or as a combination of Fifth Avenue history and hands-on shopping at the most fashionable shops and department stores along 5th Avenue and the surrounding areas of midtown Manhattan, NYC.

Recommended private Fifth Avenue historical walking tour length is 2 hours. Additional time (1-2 hours) is encouraged for those interested in adding hands-on shopping time to their tour.

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Fashion on Fifth Avenue Tour explores Fifth Avenue History and visits shops on Fifth Avenue New York.