Exploring New York’s Origins and More… To best understand the history of New York City, one starts in Lower Manhattan, the Financial District. In this tour, you’ll discover landmarks from the 17th century when the city was still New Amsterdam; landmarks from 18th-century New York when George Washington led the Continental Army in pursuit of American independence; and notable spots from the era of slavery, through the 20th century when Wall Street became the world’s financial capital, to the post-9/11 New York of today. For several years I worked various office jobs throughout this part of the city. During lunch breaks I’d wander and explore. Daily I’d be surprised and delighted by the area’s fascinating jumble of history, design, and harbor views. It’s one of my pleasures to turn others onto this unique corner of the world.

The tour’s itinerary includes:

  • Financial District
  • View of Statue of Liberty
  • Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House
  • Fraunces Tavern
  • Stone Street
  • Bowling Green
  • Charging Bull statue
  • Wall Street
  • New York Stock Exchange
  • Federal Hall
  • Trinity Church
  • Alexander Hamilton’s grave
  • Oculus
  • 9/11 Memorial
  • St. Paul’s Chapel
  • Woolworth Building
  • City Hall
  • African Burial Ground National Monument
  • Brooklyn Bridge

Your guide can meet you at your hotel or any other Manhattan location.

Like all our tours, this is a private tour. The price below is for the entire party, whether it be a party of 1, or, as an example, 8.

Duration: 3 hours

Price: $350

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