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Columbia University

We will tour the main campus of Columbia University (between W. 114th Street and W. 120th Street, and between Broadway and Morningside Drive, in Morningside Heights in Manhattan, New York. I will recount the history of Columbia, from its beginnings as Kings College (Alexander Hamilton's school) in lower Manhattan to its present status as the crowning institution in the modern Acropolis of the New World in Morningside Heights (albeit not the first one). We will not be able to enter any building at this time, but we will see Alma Mater, the Low Library (the administration building), Butler Library, the School of International Studies and the Law School, as well as other significant buildings on that main and well-designed campus. We will also look down over Harlem, and see the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine (the largest gothic cathedral in the world), and maybe even glimpse the Hungarian Bake Shop, the spot for many students to study and sip coffee and eat pastries. I will discuss Columbia's status in the pantheon of American Universities, particularly in the Ivy League.

From New York
Online Experience
1 Hour 25 Minutes
United States
Upto 10 people
English
Highlights
  • Real-time tour streamed live from the campus of Columbia University
  • Visit significant buildings on the main and well- designed campus
  • Insights into the status  of the University in the pantheon of American Universities
Description

Join me on this live-streamed, interactive online campus tour for a virtual visit to the main campus of Columbia University, located between W. 114th Street and W. 120th Street, and between Broadway and Morningside Drive, in Morningside Heights in Manhattan, New York. I will recount the history of Columbia, from its beginnings as Kings College (Alexander Hamilton's school) in lower Manhattan to its present status as the crowning institution in the modern Acropolis of the New World in Morningside Heights (albeit not the first one). 

We will not be able to enter any building at this time, but we will see Alma Mater, the Low Library (the administration building), Butler Library, the School of International Studies and the Law School, as well as other significant buildings on that main and well-designed campus from outside. We will also look down over Harlem, and see the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine (the largest gothic cathedral in the world), and maybe even catch a glimpse of the Hungarian Bake Shop, the spot for many students to study and sip coffee and eat pastries. I will discuss Columbia's status in the pantheon of American Universities, particularly in the Ivy League, and answer any questions you may have regarding student life at this prestigious university of which I myself am a graduate.

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Since this tour involves walking to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions
  • Please sign for the zoom meeting 5 minutes prior to the scheduled time
  • You can book this tour for USD 25 per screen or for USD 175 as a private tour and invite up to 10 friends and family to join this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot

  • Please use this map of the campus during the tour: https://cufo.columbia.edu/sites/default/files/content/morningsidemap_2015aug-7.pdf
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Bill Goodhart

I have lived in Manhattan for over 43 years but grew up across the Hudson River in New Jersey. I know New York as the Center of the World. I have been a licensed New York City Sightseeing Guide for more than 20 years, and am now licensed in Washington D.C. as well. I am a former teacher and corporate salesperson and have run the New York Marathon six times so I have enjoyed New York to the max. I have taught students at City College on how to be licensed as a guide. .

As a graduate of Teachers College, the graduate school of education at Columbia, and a resident of Manhattan for more than 43 years, as well as a licensed NYC Tourist Guide, I am qualified to give these tours. Please join me on walks and drives through the city on tourHQ Online Experiences

From USD 25 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.