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.
Know Before You Go
• Tours take place outdoors and are conducted rain or shine
• Cancellations made within 24-hours of your tour time are non-refundable