This history of the legendary Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. A guided walking tour created in partnership with the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition.
Travel through the city and through time as we uncover little known secrets about the fire that forever changed NYC and the USA.
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7 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10003 at the south entrance to Cooper Union at Astor Place.
Get there by Subway:
Any train to Union Square, then walk 6 minutes south to Astor Place, or take the #6 train to Astor Place, or take the R train to Broadway and 8th Street.
May I cancel?
You may cancel for any reason up to 24 hours before a tour and receive a full refund or a gift card in the same amount to be used for any tour we offer.
Do you accept tips?
We understand that some people are able to pay more than others. You should not feel compelled to tip, but we are very grateful if you do. We also appreciate heartfelt thanks at the end of the tour, a positive review, and additional donations to our non-profit partners.
Where can I find restrooms?
Clean and comfortable restrooms are available in most hotel lobbies. The Standard on Cooper Square is near the beginning of the Triangle Fire tour. The Hyatt Union Square is on Fourth Avenue at the end of the tour.
What should I wear?
Dress for comfort and the weather. At minimum, we recommend sneakers or good sturdy walking shoes, an umbrella or rain poncho just in case, a brimmed hat, and a lightweight day pack to carry an extra sweater or gloves.
PHT tells forgotten stories of everyday people who came together against tremendous odds to make changes which impact all of us today. We partner with community-based organizations that continue that legacy in New York City with a portion of every ticket going to our partner organizations.
Women, immigrants, youth, people of color, queer people, artists, intellectuals and working people all have histories of standing up against oppression, and building institutions and movements that made improvements for others as well. We walk the streets to animate those stories and reveal the evidence of historic events and social movements sitting in plain sight.