My wife and I have done a lot of guided tours, in a lot of different places round the world. I don’t think we have ever had a better one – and we’ve had some pretty good ones!
Historic Downtown Walking Tour
Experience the City’s Rich History
From Colonial to Contemporary
Private Version of Tour Available
Strawberry Fields Forever
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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Upon your reservation, you will receive a confirmation with maps and best mode of transportation to get to your meeting point
Seven days a week, rain or shine
Approximately 90 minutes
All tours are semi-private with 8 people or less
It is a walking tour, but the pace is slow and comfortable
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)
Check Out What Our Guests Are Saying
I really love this tour and the guides! Been to every single one! Full of knowledge when it comes to history and food.
This tour was great. Really informative and really laid back. You see a local side to NYC you would never normally see.