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Emma Knock is a Melbourne-based writer and editor who arrived in Australia from London after a half-a-decade stint in California and Aotearoa. Find her between the stacks at your local bookstore or planning trips over flat whites.

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Hi, I'm Emma!

Emma Knock is a Melbourne-based writer and editor who arrived in Australia from London after a half-a-decade stint in California and Aotearoa. Find her between the stacks at your local bookstore or planning trips over flat whites.

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From Abigail Adams who made a plea for equal rights to her Founding Father husband, to suffragists like Elizabeth Cady Stanton who fought for the right to vote, to Kamala Harris, the first woman (and first Black American and first person of Asian heritage) to be appointed vice president—women have long blazed a trail in the United States. Learn about the country’s most influential women, and their social, economic, cultural, and political achievements, on these tours around the US.

1. Badass Women's History Tour of Philadelphia

Underground Railroad organizer Harriet Tubman; first president of the American Equal Rights Association Lucretia Mott; and poet, playwright, and activist Sonia Sanchez are just a few of the historymakers with ties to Philadelphia. This tour takes you from Liberty Bell to the can’t-miss sites connected with the badass women who shaped Philly.


Badass Women's History Walking Tour of Philadelphia

Badass Women's History Walking Tour of Philadelphia

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Focus on the history-makers of Philadelphia on this history tour. With a small group of just 10 people or fewer, stroll through historic Philadelphia and learn about pioneers in medicine, politics, and other change-makers. A small group means you'll have plenty of time to ask questions and you'll enjoy personalized attention.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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2. African American History Tour in Nashville

Get to know the unsung heroes of the civil rights movement on this tour of Nashville. Hear the empowering stories of Black women such as Diane Nash, the student leader who orchestrated the Nashville lunch counter sit-ins and led the 1961 freedom rides from Birmingham to Jackson. You’ll also learn about the modern-day women behind some of Nashville’s most successful businesses.


African American History Tour - The Sit-In & Civil Rights

African American History Tour - The Sit-In & Civil Rights

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This Nashville walking tour is a fun-filled experience uncovering the empowering stories behind the key women and men of the civil rights movement. You will hear stories about history’s fiercest women and most courageous men. We'll visit the Davidson County Courthouse and stand on the front steps where civil rights leader, Diane Nash, confronted the mayor demanding change. Then, discover how women played a central role in the planning, strategies, tactics, and actions of the movement — including the civil rights marches. Enter the Witness Walls, a secret art attraction with hidden images that has a math and science component. In between stops, you will get the inside scoop on leading African American entrepreneurs and business leaders in Nashville today. With United Street Tours, you’ll take action by walking to celebrate equality.
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  • 2 hours
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3. Historic Women of Charlestown Walking Tour

Explore Charleston from the perspective of some of its most beautiful, boldest, and down right baddest women who helped pave the way for the American dream. While on this tour, witness the alleged execution site of the country's first female serial killer, and visit the homes of women's rights activities, artisans, shopkeepers and more.


Charleston’s Strong Women of the South History Tour

Charleston’s Strong Women of the South History Tour

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This tour explores historical Charleston from the perspective of the founding mothers and women. Go to the alleged execution site of the country’s first female serial killer and hear her story. Plus, visit the homes and sites of women’s rights activists, printers, artisans, madams, shopkeepers, and plantation owners throughout the city.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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4. Women of Georgetown Private Walking Tour

This private tour of Washington DC’s Georgetown neighborhood looks beyond the Georgetown Set (a group of men who were at the forefront of America’s foreign policy during the Cold War) to explore the impact of the so-called Georgetown Ladies' Social Club. This group of formidable women, the wives of the Georgetown Set, are among the most influential in Washington’s history.


The Wives Who Won the Cold War - Georgetown Walk

The Wives Who Won the Cold War - Georgetown Walk

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Learn all about the women who helped shape Washington DC’s—and the country’s—history and politics on this immersive walking tour. Meet your guide in the heart of the charming Georgetown neighborhood, and set off on foot. You’ll hear stories from the Cold War and Kennedy eras, will see the homes of former socialites and political wives, will spot key political landmarks, and much more.
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  • 2 hours
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5. The Bad Broads Tour of New Orleans

The former home of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau II and LaLaurie Mansion, where socialite, slave-owner, and serial killer Marie Delphine LaLaurie resided, are two top New Orleans attractions visited on this tour that reveal the "bad broads" of the French Quarter.


The Bad Broads Tour of New Orleans

The Bad Broads Tour of New Orleans

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Immerse yourself in the women's history of New Orleans on this walking tour focused on the city's founding ladies. Meet up with your group around Jackson Square and spend the next few hours strolling through the French Quarter, seeing can't-miss landmarks and listening to oral history from your guide.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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6. Historic Women of Charleston Walking Tour

Go beyond Charleston's Revolutionary War and Civil War history, and learn about the stories of the fearless women who helped make Charleston what it is today. While on this tour, also explore the nearby Pink House Gallery, Rainbow Row, and more neat spots.


Historic Women of Charleston Guided Walking Tour

Historic Women of Charleston Guided Walking Tour

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Charleston has a rich history that’s exciting to learn about, but many of the city’s historical tours focus on just the Revolutionary War and Civil War. Go beyond that during this Charleston’s Historic Women Walking Tour that focuses on telling you stories of the strong women who helped make Charleston what it is today. Visit the Pink House Gallery, Rainbow Row, and more spots.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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7. Richmond's Women in History Segway Tour

Elizabeth Van Lew, an abolitionist, unionist, and American Civil War spy; Ellen Glasgow, a Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist; and Maggie Lena Walker, the first woman in the US to own a bank, are central to the narrative of this tour focused on Richmond’s trailblazers.


Richmond's Women in History Segway Tour

Richmond's Women in History Segway Tour

Richmond's history abounds with amazing women who defied the repression of their times through incredible skill and indelible determination, including Elizabeth Van Lew, Ellen Glasgow, Maggie Lena Walker, among many other unsung figures. Discover the stories of these trailblazing women on a city-spanning two hour tour through the very streets they walked!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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8. Ladies of Laurel Grove Women's History Tour

This Savannah women’s history tour immediately stands out for its setting: a Victorian cemetery located on a portion of the former Springfield Plantation. But it’s the pioneers buried there, and the discussions relating to those women—and of women in Victorian society in general—that will leave an everlasting impression.


Ladies of Laurel Grove Women's History Tour

Ladies of Laurel Grove Women's History Tour

This is Savannah's only Women's History Tour conducted inside of the city's only true Victorian cemetery. Buried within are some of the most colorful, adventurous and influential women of the 19th century. From Girl Scout Founder, Juliette Low, Florence Martus aka The Waving Girl to Jewish Civil Wartime Nurse Phoebe Pember or the loving benfactress muse of poet-painter, Kahlil Gibran, Mrs. Mary Haskell-Minis, its nothing short of remarkable that so much female empowered women ended up in one cemetery!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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