New York City was the United States' first capitol and is rich with history from the Dutch settlements to the American Revolution to the present and future. We will wander through the modern-day Financial District, exploring the history of the area and how the city has grown and evolved, while maintaining its historic landmarks.

This tour will start at NYC's oldest continuously operating church, which survived not only the great fire of 1776, but the collapse of the original World Trade Center on 9/11. As we journey through the city's oldest neighborhood, hear the stories of Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and other colonial New Yorkers. You will walk the same streets they walked, and see the sites that shaped a nation.

Sites you will include:

  • St. Paul's Chapel, only surviving colonial-era church

  • “The Room Where it Happened": site of Thomas Jefferson's home

  • Wall Street, where you will learn its origins

  • Sites of law offices of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr

  • Federal Hall, the site of Washington's inauguration

  • The site of the Hamilton-established Bank of New York

  • The foundations and sites of buildings that predate the United States itself!

  • Fraunces Tavern, where Washington slept and met with his troops. Learn the story of Hamilton and Burr's final dinner together!

  • Bowling Green, NYC's oldest park, which holds one of NYC’s more interesting colonial landmarks!

  • Alexander Hamilton Custom House

  • Wall Street Bull sculpture

  • Trinity Church

  • And the graves of Alexander Hamilton, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, Angelica Schuyler Church, & others!

A great tour for those wanting to get the most out of their time downtown. Fantastic photo opportunities!

Past customers have said: “Our guide was very knowledgeable and engaging, and did an excellent job. We were able to see so many historic locations and markers during the tour. The tour did a great job of putting it all together for us and giving us a look back through the history of NYC and the life of Alexander Hamilton.” “I went on this tour with a friend on the day we were seeing ‘Hamilton’ - we could not have been better prepared for the show! Our guide Jeremy was fun and knowledgeable about Alexander Hamilton and his contemporaries as well as about NYC in general.” “Got to see some interesting historical sites & hidden gems, like Bowling Green Park fence... I love to collect stories like this to take back to my students!“

[Note: This is no longer available as a regularly-scheduled tour.
Please contact us to arrange a customized private tour on a day of your choosing!]