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Lower Manhattan & Ground Zero Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

Overview
Go back to New York’s origins on this 2.5 hour semi-private (8 Guest Maximum) guided walking tour of Lower Manhattan, welcoming up to 8 guests. With colonial and Dutch history situated alongside the bustling traders of Wall Street, this district offers a look at the city’s past and present, while always keeping an eye on the future.
City: New York City
Wed 22 May
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Starting at $83.74
Wed 22 May
Starting at $83.74
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What's Included
SEMI-PRIVATE" MEANS GROUP SIZE IS NEVER MORE THAN 8 GUESTS MAXIMUM
PROFESSIONAL TOUR GUIDE
DURATION 2.5 HOURS
SEMI-PRIVATE WALKING TOUR
TOUR WILL RUN, RAIN OR SHINE
Additional Info
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
What To Expect
1
Lower Manhattan
During this tour, your exuberant guide will show you the historical sites that most visitors overlook, including Bowling Green and Castile Clinton in Battery Park. Learn about Alexander Hamilton at Trinity Church before fast-forwarding to the last century, when the Charging Bull took up residence among the NYSE and Federal Hall. Modern architecture soars overhead, once in the shadows of the World Trade Center. Discuss the tragedy of 9/11 while visiting the official memorial as well as the firefighters’ memorial. Then learn how Lower Manhattan has evolved since, including the Occupy Wall Street movement that took over Zuccotti Park. By the end of the tour, you’ll understand more clearly how New York City has become one of the most important and inspiring metropolises in the world.
2
Castle Clinton National Monument
After arriving at the meeting point you will start your tour with a brief highlight about Castle Clinton, a landmark representing not only the city’s growth but the growth of the nation. Built from 1808 to 1811, it was the first U.S immigration station where more than 8 million people arrived in the United States between 1855 to 1890.
3
New York Harbor
From here, you will see the New York Harbour, part of the port of the New York. Lying at the mouth of the Hudson river, it is one of the largest natural harbours in the world.
4
SeaGlass Carousel
Next you will pass the Seaglass Carousel, a fish-themed carousel that represents a symbol of recovery in the area, which suffered damage from Hurricane Sandy in 2012. You will be able to appreciate the carousel’s design, as design along with construction took nearly a decade.
5
Bowling Green
Next you will visit Bowling Green, New York’s City’s oldest park. According to tradition, this small public park served as the council ground for Native American tribes and was also the site of the sale of Manhattan in 1626 to Peter Minuit.
6
Charging Bull (Wall Street Bull)
During the tour you will also visit the Charging Bull, a bronze structure created by the Artist Arturo Di Modica who illegally dropped the sculpture outside the New York Stock Exchange. The sculpture became an instant hit as soon as it was set up at Bowling Green.
7
Trinity Church
Next you will visit Trinity Church, a historic parish church which began in 1696, located near the intersection of Wall Street and Broadway. During your visit you will see the graves of Mr and Ms Hamilton in the Trinity churchyard, along with the monument dedicated to them near their resting place.
8
Wall Street
You will then walk along the Wall Street, the renowned eight-block-long street running through Lower Manhattan. Known for its role in the international financial system, it is easily one of the most famous streets in the world.
9
New York Stock Exchange
During your time on Wall Street you will see the exterior of the New York Stock Exchange, the world’s largest stock exchange. Founded in 1792, it is now a designated National Historic Landmark.
10
Fearless Girl
In front of the New York Stock Exchange, you will see what is known as the Fearless Girl, a bronze statue by Kristen Visbal which depicts a four-foot tour girl. The statue is considered by many to symbolize and promote female empowerment.
11
House of Morgan
Continuing down Wall Street, you will also see the exterior of the House of Morgan, an office building formerly owned by J.P. Morgan & Co. Built in 1913, the building is known for its classical architecture and was designated a New York City landmark in 1965.
12
Federal Hall
You will also visit Federal Hall, the name given to the first of two historic buildings located at 26 Wall Street. While the original Greek Revival structure was completed in 1703, the current structure built in 1842 is one of the best examples of neoclassical architecture in New York.
13
St. Paul's Chapel
Afterwards, you will make your way to St Paul’s Chapel, a chapel part of the Parish of Trinity Church Wall Street. It was considered a “chapel-of-ease for those who did not want to walk a few blocks to Trinity. Upon completion in 1766, it was the tallest building in New York City.
14
The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
You will then pay a visit to the National September 11 Memorial, a tribute of the remembrance and honor of those killed in 9/11. The Memorial’s twin reflecting pools feature the largest manmade waterfalls in North America. Here you will see the names of every person who died in the attack, inscribed into bronze panels edging the Memorial Pools.
15
One World Trade Center
Next you will see One World Trade Center, otherwise known as the Freedom Tower. The tallest building in New York, it stands today where the Twin Towers once towered over the city.
16
Zuccotti Park
From here, you will make your way to Zuccotti Park, formerly known as Liberty Plaza Park. The park was heavily damaged in the 9/11 attacks and underwent subsequent recovery efforts. The plaza is now used as the site of several events commemorating the anniversary of the attack.
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Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
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Reviews (4)
SiriF56
Feb 2020
A perfect walk with a perfect guide👍😊 We learned a lot of the history of New York. Very interesting and special for me who is a tour guide myself😊
DemosGarrison
Jan 2020
We had a great day with Matt. He was friendly, knowledgeable and tailored the day to our needs and interests.
ArielkNJ
Aug 2019
Our tour guide Katherine was fantastic! She was very engaging and really tried to tailor the tour toward our interests once we got going. She supplemented her stories with pictures, which added some great context. The tour of ground zero was very moving and her personal experience of 9/11 as a NY resident added a very interesting perspective. It's clear that she genuinely enjoys giving tours and I would go on a tour with her again in a heartbeat. I work in lower Manhattan and I still learned a ton - definitely worth it!

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