No NYC neighborhood has greater historical resonance than Lower Manhattan. This is, after all, where the City began—a fact evident in the asymmetrical lanes that were footpaths and canals well before the skyscrapers came. Sights like Trinity Church, Federal Hall, Wall Street, One World Trade and the 9/11 Memorial & Museum are centuries apart in their creation, but all bring undeniable emotional impact. Lower Manhattan’s role in American finance looms large too, but that doesn’t mean it’s a stuffy nine-to-five district; a thriving restaurant and shopping scene, anchored by Brookfield Place, draws visitors in equal numbers to powerbrokers.
Experience the latest chapter in Lower Manhattan’s history. The streets once walked by our Founding Fathers hum with activity; start early to beat the crowds at Century 21—a legendary shopping destination—and then move on to the museums, landmarks and bars that keep this neighborhood hopping.See Highlights
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See the remarkable new structures that have risen in Lower Manhattan in the aftermath of 9/11. Don a headset to hear your guide clearly as you learn how these spectacular skyscrapers, memorials, office towers and more came about during grim economic times. Your 2-hour walking tour also includes visits to One World Trade Center and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.
Learn about the life and times of Alexander Hamilton, the United States’ first Secretary of the Treasury and subject of the hit Broadway musical, “Hamilton.” Explore Lower Manhattan’s Financial District on a private tour, seeing where one of America’s most iconic Founding Father worked, lived, attended church and went to dinner. Delve into the history of this fascinating man, as well as that of his wife, children and friends.
Spend some time on the beat with a retired NYPD detective or officer, learning the shocking truth behind New York’s organized crime rings, white-collar swindlers and modern scandals. Visit traditional hotbeds of NYC crime like Chinatown, the Lower East Side and a more recent addition to the list of Manhattan’s most notorious neighborhoods: Wall Street. Learn how organized crime helped shape the city from your expert guide. A perfect 2-5-hour tour for anyone interested in true crime, storytelling or the turbulent history of this legendary American city.
Your first trip to New York City can be a challenge - even for the most seasoned travelers. There’s just so much to see: From the Brooklyn Bridge to the Chelsea Market, the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building to the 9/11 Memorial and One World Trade Center.You could spend a week trying to tick each one off the list. But you don’t want to waste time in the city that never sleeps; that’s why this tour covers the whole city in a single, glorious day.
The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the city’s most iconic images, recognized the world over as a symbol of New York City’s stunning architecture and can-do attitude. Through carefully researched history and fascinating stories, your guide will enrich your understanding of downtown Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge, as you walk from the stately Manhattan side to the newly redesigned Brooklyn piers.
See Lower Manhattan including Wall Street and the Financial District for an appreciation and understanding of NYC’s financial and political history. Visit the 9/11 Memorial to reflect and learn of the events of that day and its aftermath.
Experience New York City’s top attractions on this unique, all-day hop-on hop-off cruise. One ticket is all that’s needed to see the city. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline, plus iconic landmarks like One World Trade Center’s Freedom Tower, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and much more from New York Harbor. This cruise includes entry to the One World Observatory.
See some of New York City's most famous attractions on board a historic sailing ship with this 1.5-hour, daytime cruise around New York Harbor. Take in the breathtaking sights of the Manhattan skyline, plus notable locations like the World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and many more.
Each guest gets their own personal headset to hear the guide speaking live during this walking tour of the World Trade Center Area & Financial District. You will visit The 9/11 Memorial, St. Paul's Chapel (which played an important role in the aftermath of the attacks), the Fireman's Memorial, Wall Street, The New York Stock Exchange, and more. You'll explore all the most recently opened sections of the World Trade Center as your guide leads through the newly rebuilt complex explaining it all in detail as you go. You'll get an in depth look at the World Trade Center and you'll leave with a much greater understanding and appreciation of the area than if you were to visit there on your own. You can choose to add either an entry to One World Observatory or the 9/11 Museum to complete your visit.
Join a 3-hour small-group walking tour (10 people max!) for an unforgettable walk over Brooklyn Bridge that was built in 1883. Enjoy the amazing views and learn about the incredible story of its construction. Once in Brooklyn, discover the trendy Dumbo neighborhood, the new Brooklyn Bridge Park with terrific views of the Manhattan skyline and the quaint streets and brownstones of historic Brooklyn Heights. Take a break at a popular DUMBO café, which will include a small complimentary treat. You’ll leave the tour with great photos and lots of memorable stories.
There are a million things to experience in New York City, but this is one in a million. The One World Observatory is the latest and greatest Big Apple attraction. Located at the top three floors of the One World Trade Center, which is now the tallest building in the western hemisphere, the observatory boasts jaw-dropping views of Manhattan and its surrounds. With this admission ticket, you'll have access to all three Observatory floors for a memorable experience that offers fabulous photo ops, New York City history, and dining options to buy food or drinks high in the sky.
Choose to upgrade your experience to priority admission for skip-the-line access.
The great legacy of infamous Tammany Hall leader William "Boss" Tweed (who used the building's construction to embezzle large sums of money from the city government), the Tweed Courthouse is a landmarked building and an architectural marvel.
The building that put the “finance” in the Financial District and made the name “Wall Street” synonymous with bankers, brokers and cash, the New York Stock Exchange is not just a landmark—it’s a living piece of American history, and the world’s largest stock exchange, where billions of dollars of stocks are traded daily.
Located on lower Broadway and the world’s tallest building upon its completion in 1913, the neo-Gothic Woolworth Building is one of New York City’s most celebrated and recognizable skyscrapers—and a stunning achievement in American architecture.
This hotel features a modern, innovative design by architect Danny Forster, along with a 28th floor rooftop lounge that offers breathtaking views of Lower Manhattan and the Hudson River.
In honor of the docking of the replica of Marquis de Lafayette’s L’Hermione at South Street Seaport over July 4th, the museum presents an eighteen month long exhibit of twenty Lafayette related historic objects. Among the highlights are Lafayette's calling card and the general's sash on which he bled at the Battle of Brandywine.
The Museum of Jewish Heritage welcomes an all-star lineup of performers and community leaders to read the late Wiesel’s harrowing memoir of...