New York City was the United States' first capitol and is rich with history from the Dutch settlements to the American Revolution to the Civil War and 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, where the Declaration of Independence was read in NYC
Alexander Hamilton Custom House
Wall Street Bull sculpture
And the graves of Alexander Hamilton, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, Philip Hamilton, & Angelica Schuyler Church
A great tour for those wanting to get the most out of their time downtown. Fantastic photo opportunities!
Cost: $25 per person for a 2-hour tour.
[If no public dates are available during your time-frame, please contact us to arrange a private tour!]