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Lower Manhattan: Secrets of Downtown Walking Tour

Highlights
  • Discover the architecture in New York City’s financial district
  • See famous downtown buildings as well as lesser-known places
  • Learn about the history of Lower Manhattan’s architecture from a local guide
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Lower Manhattan: Secrets of Downtown Walking Tour
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  • What to Expect
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Lower Manhattan: Secrets of Downtown Walking Tour
From US$35.00
Overview
Explore the architecture of New York City’s world-famous financial district on this fascinating 1.5-hour walking tour. Led by a knowledgeable local guide, discover some of the financial district’s most popular downtown buildings as well as some lesser-known and harder to find spots. See everything from Battery Park, the New York Stock Exchange and Wall Street to 28 Liberty Place, the Helmsley Building, Zucotti Park and much more. Also, witness the site of an architectural dig from the 1970s plus both the old and new Staten Island ferry terminals.
What to Expect
Walk the same streets as the Dutch in the 1600's.
See where George Washington survived an assassination attempt.
Discover the history of Wall Street and its impact on America.
See the site of the first car bomb explosion in the world.
Hear about the secrets lurking in the Wall Street canyons.
Explore the evolving financial district (hint: not a lot of finance).
Review three centuries of the hottest architecture in New York, from Dutch gables to super tall skyscrapers.
Witness the spirit of renewal at the World Trade Center and 9/11 Memorial.


Tour Stops:

  • Bowing Green
  • US Customs House
  • Wall Street Bull
  • Stone Street
  • Fraunces Tavern
  • Wall Street
  • Trump Building
  • The New York Stock Exchange
  • Federal Hall
  • Trinity Church
  • Ground Zero & the 911 Memorial (last stop)



Reviews (18)
1 - 5 of 16 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Fun and Informative

The tour is really interesting and informative and overall a great value for the time and money, but the real enjoyment for me came from our guide, Steve. Steve has a lot of experience giving tours in New York, and his outlook and attitude gave...More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fun, Interesting, Entertaining and Worthwhile

Steve, our guide, a native New Yorker, made the tour great. He was intelligent, knowledgeable, engaging and funny. The walk began in the small park just across the plaza from the American Indian Museum (the museum is a good location to put into your phone...More

Thank EricG141
Reviewed 25 September 2018
Very interesting tour!!!

I took the tour with my family and we learned a lot of interesting secrets of NY streets. Our guide Steve was awesome, very friendly and with great sense of humour!

Thank Liza D
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile
Fantastic guide, loads of great stories

We loved this walking tour. Just the right amount of walking, takes about two hours but at a slow pace with lots of stops. Our guide, steve, was very knowledgeable, a real New Yorker, very friendly and loads of fun. A great tour, would recommend...More

Thank JoffyJN
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile
Best tour we did in NY

When we're on a city trip we always try to do a walking tour. We had already done two in NY but this one was the best by far. This was mostly because we had the living legend Steve Axelrod as our guide. The man...More

Thank BartWinand
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