Historic Downtown Walking Tour

Experience the City’s Rich History

From Colonial to Contemporary

Private Version of Tour Available

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Take a step back in time and see how the Big Apple came to be. Learn the stories and visit some of the iconic sites that make the city what it is today. Learn the fun facts of New York’s origins and see where it all began, as well as the significant events in more recent years.


Experience where the whole city and nation began

Learn about the city’s origin as a Dutch fur-trading outpost and colonial stronghold

Visit key historical locations like Wall Street, Stone Street Historic District, Trinity Church, Federal Hall, Hamilton's gravesite

Experience how 9-11 forever transformed the city

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Trip Details


$50, but best value is the combo with our Chinatown or Greenwich Village food tours for a $25 discount

Departure time

3:00 pm

Meeting point

Upon your reservation, you will receive a confirmation with maps and best mode of transportation to get to your meeting point

Finish Point

Bowling Green


Seven days a week, rain or shine


Approximately 90 minutes

Group size

All tours are semi-private with 8 people or less


It is a walking tour, but the pace is slow and comfortable


1.25 miles

Private Tour Option

All of our tours are available as private tours. Enjoy the same great tour with just your friends and family, and one of our guides. Get in touch to plan your tour today!

What You’ll Do and See

See where it all began on this fascinating tour that takes you past some of New York’s most important business and government institutions. This area is the birthplace of NYC, and your guide will share their immense knowledge of how it emerged from a Dutch fur-trading outpost and colonial stronghold, to a land of towering skyscrapers and glittering lights. We’ll show you the last remaining gas lamp lights and explore how stocks were originally traded. You will amble down Wall Street, explore the Stone Street Historic District (New York City’s oldest neighborhood), see the famed Trinity Church, Federal Hall, visit Hamilton’s gravesite and experience how 9-11 transformed these sacred grounds. Every step of this walking tour is like turning the page of an American history textbook. Let the next chapter be one YOU write!

This tour makes for a great combination with our Chinatown Food Tour(opens in a new tab), our Greenwich Village Food Tour(opens in a new tab), or as a triple combination with the Greenwich Village Food Tour and High Line Walking Tour(opens in a new tab)

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