New York Walking Tour: Downtown and Financial District

Downtown Tour: Lower Manhattan & Financial District

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What You'll Do
  • Enjoy spectacular views of the Statue of Liberty from the downtown harbor
  • Learn how New York went from a humble Dutch settlement to the world's center of finance
  • See the powerful buildings of Wall Street and learn about the titans of capitalism
  • Discover how one of New York's first skyscrapers changed and defined the city
  • Go to Federal Hall, where Washington was sworn in as President
  • Visit Fraunces Tavern, and learn why it's important to the American Revolution
Discover the sights of Downtown Manhattan on a 2.5-hour walking tour, and uncover the stories behind some of New York’s most inspiring people and places. Learn about the early Dutch settlement, how it became the world’s financial center, and more.
What to Expect
Learn the story of New York in some of its most historic neighborhoods on a 2.5-hour walking tour of Downtown Manhattan and the Financial District. An official licensed guide will tell you all about the early Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam, and how it evolved to become the first capital of the United States of America, and ultimately the financial capital of the world.

Go to New York Harbor for spectacular views of the Statue of Liberty. See where the federal customs duties were collected at Custom House, and discover one of Manhattan’s oldest buildings at the Fraunces Tavern. Walk along Stone Street to admire the façades of the neo-Dutch colonial houses, and see the powerful institutions of Wall Street, including Federal Hall and the Federal Reseve.

Learn about the construction of the Woolworth Building, one of the city’s original skyscrapers, and end at City Hall, the oldest city hall in America.

Along the way, hear amazing stories about the people that built and shaped the city and nation, from the Founding Fathers such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, to the titans of capitalism, John Jacob Astor, J.P. Morgan, and John D. Rockefeller.
What's Included
  • Licensed guide
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
Meeting Point

Meet at the South Gate of Bowling Green Park (Broadway and Battery Place)

What to Remember
• Tours take place outdoors and are conducted rain or shine
• Cancellations made within 24-hours of your tour time are non-refundable

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