Start this entertaining and informative 2-hour walking tour at the Alexander Hamilton Custom House, the former site of Fort Amsterdam, where Manhattan really began. Learn about how New Amsterdam became New York and see other sites in the area including Bowling Green Park and the famous Charging Bull statue. Walk over to Fraunces Tavern, New York's oldest building and up Stone Street for a vivid taste of what New Amsterdam may have been like.
Amble over to Wall Street, the Manhattan Trust Bank and the House of Morgan, where America's first millionaire conducted business. Learn how Wall Street got its name and see the famous New York Stock Exchange where fortunes have been made and lost. Visit Federal Hall, the site of the United State's first capitol building where George Washington was inaugurated in 1789. For the final stop, pay a visit to the 9/11 Memorial and the massive, magnificent reflecting pools.
At the conclusion of the tour, go with the guide to Battery Park and use your skip-the-line privileges to board the ferry to Liberty Island. Once on the island, enjoy a self-guided tour of the museum and pedestal. Admission to Ellis Island is also included with the ticket.
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Alexander Hamilton Custom House
2 hours 30 minutes