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New York: The Story of Hamilton Walking Tour

New York: The Story of Hamilton Walking Tour

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Walk in the footsteps of Alexander Hamilton, an iconic figure seen in the hit musical Hamilton. Explore NYC's oldest neighborhood with a local guide, discovering how Wall Street, the Stock Exchange, & the financial system began with this young immigrant.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Dive into the story of the star of the hit musical Hamilton in NYC’s most historic neighborhood
  • Pay your respects at Hamilton’s gravesite located in one of the most historic churchyards in town
  • Discover the origins of the New York Stock Exchange and Wall Street’s financial institutions
  • Grab a pint at the tavern where Hamilton and Burr broke bread for the last time before their infamous duel
  • Join a carbon neutral tour, organized and led by an eco-certified tour operator
Full description

With the success of the hit musical Hamilton, this group or private tour is to help people understand how an illegitimate immigrant finds his way to New York, remakes himself, and becomes one of the most brilliant, charismatic, and controversial founding fathers! Walk in the footsteps of Alexander Hamilton through New York City’s oldest neighborhood, the financial district, and discover how this famous New Yorker has his fingerprints on nearly every landmark these streets have to offer. The adventure begins at Trinity Church, where Hamilton was buried as a result of one of the darkest days in American political history. Learn how Hamilton arrived in America on the eve of a revolution and quickly became one of the most influential minds of his day, only to be shot dead before his 50th birthday. Stop by Zuccotti Park and uncover how more recent revolutionary movements like Occupy Wall Street trace their roots to Hamilton’s ambitious plans for American prosperity. Next, learn how Hamilton’s role as America’s first Secretary of the Treasury ultimately led to the creation of the New York Stock Exchange. Across the street sits Federal Hall, where Hamilton looked on as George Washington was sworn in as the nation's’ first president and where he served in the first cabinet. Then check out the two Wall Street skyscrapers that still stand as reminders of the epic feud between Hamilton and Burr, one emblazoned with the name of one of our more recent politicians and local celebrities, Donald Trump. Finally, make your way down the first paved street in New York City to one of the oldest bars in town, where Hamilton himself used to drink with George Washington. Along the entire route you will discover not only Hamilton’s history in New York but also how he came to epitomize the American Dream, created the modern world you live in today, inspired many of our wealthy leaders who continue to shape the city and world, and finally, how he wrestled with the questions of wealth, privilege, and power in ways that are just as relevant today as they were in the 1700s.

Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide behind the Charging Bull sculpture, at 30 Broadway.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • This tour is organized and led by the world's largest travel B-Corp certified company. B-Corp Certification measures a company’s social and environmental impacts and responsible tourism practices
  • Please dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather as much of the tour takes place outside
  • This is a child-friendly tour
  • For the shared tour, you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 21 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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The guided walk offered exciting insights into US history. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and spoke very entertainingly. The tour did not start at the specified meeting point, which initially caused some excitement for me. Still full marks. The tour was great and comes highly recommended.

6 November 2021

Fun tour for Hamilton and history fans! Enjoyed all the historical tidbits!

31 March 2022

Great guide interesting tour well worth it

22 March 2022

Product ID: 72730