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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Trace the history of New York City’s development in these buildings and sights.
Enjoy an inside look at the World Trade Center on this highly informative and revealing walking tour that includes a personal radio for each guest to listen to the guides live narration. You'll visit St. Paul's Chapel, The 9/11 Memorial, The Oculus, Brookfield Place, Fulton Center, and get admission to One World Observatory. Much of this tour takes place indoors making it a good option in almost any weather.
Visit two of New York's most historic attractions on this 4-hour tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Enjoy priority boarding on the ferry to Liberty Island and — together with your small group and guide — enter the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. Explore the Statue of Liberty Museum and head to the observation deck for a spectacular view of NYC. Then, visit Ellis Island, where you’ll learn about the vast immigration that took place here between 1892 and 1954.
Stroll through 400 years of New York City history on this informative and entertaining 2-hour guided walking tour. Start off by exploring the early Dutch roots of the city, visit Bowling Green and the famous Charging Bull statue and then stop into historic Fraunces Tavern where George Washington bid farewell to his troops. Spend some time at the 9/11 Memorial and the new One World Trade Center. Board a ferry for the Statue of Liberty and get an incredible view of the Manhattan skyline on the statue's pedestal.
Take this customized private tour of New York City and embark on a truly unique experience. Travel by foot and subway like a real New Yorker, with just you, your group and a private, knowledgeable guide. See New York’s top sightseeing attractions and neighborhoods, all with a licensed NYC tour guide who is passionate about our great city.
This Lower Manhattan tour explores the history and architecture of Downtown New York. Historically this neighborhood is known as Wall Street or the Financial District. Today it is the oldest and coolest New York neighborhood.
On our 90 minutes tour you will see the main sites in Lower Manhattan. We start from the “bottom” and working your way up to the 911 Memorial/World Trade Center. We go point-to-point and show you the good stuff! See tour stops below.
The walking tour meeting point is conveniently located at Bowling Green in Lower Manhattan.
See the remarkable new structures that have risen in Lower Manhattan in the aftermath of 9/11. Don a headset to help you hear your guide clearly, and learn how these spectacular skyscrapers, memorials, and office towers came about during grim economic times. Your 2-hour walking tour also includes visits to One World Trade Center and the 9/11 Memorial & 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, and see where one of America’s most iconic Founding Fathers 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.
Go on the beat with a retired NYPD detective or officer, and learn 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. 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.
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.
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.
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 in the Financial District, the Millenium Hilton is conveniently situated across from the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum, the Oculus and in close proximity to South Street Seaport, Wall Street, Battery Park, museums, shopping and restaurants.
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.