River-to-River NYC, Tour 2: Lower Manhattan

(Fridays, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, with a 15min. restroom/coffee/water break at Federal Hall around 2:30 PM)

Lower Manhattan is the site of NYC's oldest history and where commerce and political power have come together to make the city the global powerhouse that it is. Come explore how some of the biggest dreamers and personalities made their ways through some of the narrowest streets in all of New York. Spanning colonial history, revolutionary history, the gilded age, various wars and terrorist attacks, the indomitable resilient spirit you can feel coming from the very streets of lower Manhattan is intensely intoxicating. Sites we visit include:

Battery Park – The Alexander Hamilton Custom House – Bowling Green – The Charging Bull – Fraunces Tavern – South Street Seaport – Fulton Market – Wall Street (New York Stock Exchange and Federal Hall) – Trinity Church – Zuccotti Park – St. Paul’s Chapel – City Hall – The Woolworth Building – Battery Park City – The Irish Hunger Memorial – Brookfield Place – 9/11 Memorial

Just some of the people and events we’ll discuss along the tour include:

·      Peter Minuit

·      Evacuation Day, 1783

·      Alexander Hamilton

·      The Buttonwood Agreement

·      P.T. Barnum

·      Zoning Law of 1915

·      The 9/11 Terrorist Attack

Upcoming Lower Manhattan, River-to-River NYC Walking Tour Dates: