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.
Satisfy cravings for culture, cuisine, shopping and investment alike with a visit to Lower Manhattan.
See the marvelous new buildings that have risen in Lower Manhattan in the aftermath of 9/11. Much of the construction occurred during grim economic times. Yet the end results are spectacular skyscrapers, memorials, office towers, urban redevelopment, new green buildings and spaces.
If you have seen or planning to see the Hamilton Broadway Show, you will love this tour! Tour the New York Financial District in Lower Manhattan and see where Alexander Hamilton lived, worked, went to church and dinner. Get to know the man, his wife, children and other woman in his life.
Spend some time on the beat with a retired NYPD officer or detective, learning the shocking truth behind New York’s organized crime rings, white collar swindlers and modern scandals. Together you’ll visit traditional hotbeds of NYC crime like Chinatown, the Lower East Side, and a more recent addition to the list of New York’s most notorious; Wall Street. In these classic neighborhoods you’ll learn how the city shaped and was shaped by organized crime. This is the perfect experience for anyone with an interest in true crime, storytelling or the turbulent history of America’s greatest 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.
Admire New York's famous skyline and iconic sights from the water on this morning or afternoon cruise. See top New York attractions and learn more about the city and its landmarks from engaging commentary. Your exploration can continue on land at 4 hop-off locations: Pier 78, World Financial Center, Pier 11 and DUMBO, Brooklyn. Your ticket also includes admission to the One World Observatory and Whitney Museum of Art (if options are selected).
Follow in the footsteps of our Founding Fathers as they struggled to create the new Republic. New York City was the site of our nation’s first capital in 1789. New York’s own Alexander Hamilton, now the subject of a hit Broadway show, along with George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison and others labored in Lower Manhattan to unite the diverse colonies into the United States of America. After the conclusion of the tour, board the ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with your included reserve ferry ticket.
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.
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.
Ideal for business or pleasure, this Holiday Inn provides easy access to the Financial District, City Hall, Battery Park, Little Italy, Chinatown, SoHo, Tiffany & Co.'s Wall Street store, the Brooklyn Bridge, the World Trade Center site and Pace University.
The Aloft Manhattan Downtown–Financial District is a hip new hotel where you’ll be close to corporate headquarters, Wall Street and the World Trade Center, with easy access via nearby subway lines.
Presented in partnership with the Smithsonian Latino Center, this major bilingual exhibit showcases select pieces from one of the world's largest and rarely seen collections of more than 10,000 ancient ceramic objects from the Americas. The selected pieces showcase Central America's first peoples and the societies they developed through seven regions (Ulúa River, Maya, Lempa River, Greater Nicoya, Central Caribbean, Greater Chiriquí and Greater Coclé) that today make up parts of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama.
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.