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Origins of New York Walking Tour
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Origins of New York Private Walking Tour

New York traces its rich history to Lower Manhattan, the meeting point of the Hudson River and the East River. Originally named Nieuw (New) Amsterdam, New York City began as a small Dutch settlement in what is now known as Lower Manhattan. Broadway, which was then called Heere Straat (Gentleman Street), was nothing but a small road. Wall Street actually had a wall back in 1653 to protect the settlers from attacks. As the city grew, so did the nation. New York was the first capital of the United States and the spot where George Washington was inaugurated is marked by his statue. Over the years, Lower Manhattan has become the financial capital of the world. Today, the streets are teeming with people and filled with stories of New York’s past, present, and future. As you explore Lower Manhattan with your guide, you’ll see the 9/11 Memorial, St. Paul’s Chapel, Battery Park, Fraunces Tavern and Trinity Church as you learn about the history of the Native Americans, Dutch, and English.

Offered Year Round

Duration: 4-Hours
Start Time: Flexible
Meeting Location: On the Steps of the National Museum of the American Indian
Activity Level: Easy

Program Includes

  • Experience the city and receive local tips from your savvy local guide
  • Flexible timing to fit your schedule
  • This walking tour can accommodate up to 15 guests
  • 24-hour support phone number

Please contact us to create a complete vacation.