Secrets of Lower Manhattan


Take a captivating walking tour of Lower Manhattan that traces New York’s transformation from a Dutch colony to a modern metropolis.

Start with the tale of Manhattan’s purchase for $24 in beads, then visit the site of a fort that changed hands between the Dutch and the British, and eventually saw the end of the American Revolution.

Explore the city’s oldest park and see the iconic Charging Bull statue accompanied by the story of the controversial Fearless Girl.

At Alexander Hamilton’s resting place, relive the dramatic duel with Vice President Aaron Burr that ended first Secretary of the Treasury’s life.

Strolling down Wall Street, see The New York Stock Exchange, a symbol of global finance, and Federal Hall, site of the United States’ first capitol.

Nearby, visit a building concealing $400 billion of gold beneath its foundations.

Passing through the city’s first paved street, explore the footprints of a 17th-century tavern and the remnants of the old City Hall of New Amsterdam.

Conclude with a visit to the oldest tavern in New York, where George Washington bid farewell to his officers after the Revolution.

Book now to join us on this enthralling expedition as we unravel the historical heart of New York City and breathe life into its extraordinary past.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Distance: 1.5 miles / 2.5 km

The tour meets near Battery Park and ends close by. Subway lines are close to all points. Details will be provided via email after booking.

Full refund for cancellations up to 24 hours before the start time. See questions about tours or contact us for other times and custom tours.