What do most visitors think of when they think of places to see in NY? The Statue of Liberty often comes to mind, as does Ellis Island. Wall Street is a global symbol of money and banking (as well as bubbles and panics). The Charging Bull, Trinity Church, Saint Paul’s Chapel, the place where George Washington became our first President, and the 9/11 Memorial usually make the list as well.
And it just so happens that all of these landmarks and many more are Downtown. So join us on this 3+hr entertaining and informative walking tour, and together we’ll travel through time from New Amsterdam to New York, discover the history of Wall Street, discuss the redevelopment of the World Trade Center, see the 9/11 Memorial, and learn about the immigrant experience at Ellis Island. This and much more on a tour perfect for first-time visitors, as well as anyone else who wants to learn more about NY and its historic Downtown.
Join us and avoid the huge tour groups with flag-toting, microphone-wearing guides and the double-decker buses stuck in Downtown traffic.
We will explore or learn about the following sites and landmarks (among others):
- Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty (from Battery Park)
- Charging Bull
- Stone Street
- Wall Street, including the NY Stock Exchange and the former “House of Morgan”
- Federal Hall Memorial
- Federal Reserve Bank of NY
- Trinity Church and Saint Paul’s Chapel
- 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center