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Lower Manhattan & Ground Zero Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour

Go back to New York’s origins on this 2 to 2.5 hour fully private guided walking tour of Lower Manhattan. With colonial and Dutch history situated alongside the bustling traders of Wall Street, this district offers a look at the city’s past and present, while always keeping an eye on the future.

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2 hours 30 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • Private Walking Tour
    • Professional Tour Guide Exclusively For You
    • Duration 2 - 2.5 Hours
    • Tour Will Run, Rain Or Shine
    What's excluded :
    • Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
    • Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)
    • Entry/Admission - New York Stock Exchange
    • Entry/Admission - House of Morgan
    • Entry/Admission - The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
    • Entry/Admission - One World Trade Center
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Lower Manhattan, New York City, NY

    During this tour, your exuberant guide will show you the historical sites that most visitors overlook, including Bowling Green and Castile Clinton in Battery Park. Learn about Alexander Hamilton at Trinity Church before fast-forwarding to the last century, when the Charging Bull took up residence among the NYSE and Federal Hall. Modern architecture soars overhead, once in the shadows of the World Trade Center. Discuss the tragedy of 9/11 while visiting the official memorial as well as the firefighters’ memorial. Then learn how Lower Manhattan has evolved since, including the Occupy Wall Street movement that took over Zuccotti Park. By the end of the tour, you’ll understand more clearly how New York City has become one of the most important and inspiring metropolises in the world.

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

    Stop At: Castle Clinton National Monument, 26 Wall St Battery Park, New York City, NY 10005-1996

    After arriving at the meeting point you will start your tour with a brief highlight about Castle Clinton, a landmark representing not only the city’s growth but the growth of the nation. Built from 1808 to 1811, it was the first U.S immigration station where more than 8 million people arrived in the United States between 1855 to 1890.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: New York Harbor, New York City, NY

    From here, you will see the New York Harbour, part of the port of the New York. Lying at the mouth of the Hudson river, it is one of the largest natural harbours in the world.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: SeaGlass Carousel at The Battery, 75 Battery Pl, New York City, NY 10280-1500

    Next you will pass the Seaglass Carousel, a fish-themed carousel that represents a symbol of recovery in the area, which suffered damage from Hurricane Sandy in 2012. You will be able to appreciate the carousel’s design, as design along with construction took nearly a decade.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Bowling Green, Broadway & Whitehall Street, New York City, NY 10004

    Next you will visit Bowling Green, New York’s City’s oldest park. According to tradition, this small public park served as the council ground for Native American tribes and was also the site of the sale of Manhattan in 1626 to Peter Minuit.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Charging Bull (Wall Street Bull), 26 Broadway, New York City, NY 10004-1703

    During the tour you will also visit the Charging Bull, a bronze structure created by the Artist Arturo Di Modica who illegally dropped the sculpture outside the New York Stock Exchange. The sculpture became an instant hit as soon as it was set up at Bowling Green.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Trinity Church, Broadway at Wall Street, New York City, NY 10006

    Next you will visit Trinity Church, a historic parish church which began in 1696, located near the intersection of Wall Street and Broadway. During your visit you will see the graves of Mr and Ms Hamilton in the Trinity churchyard, along with the monument dedicated to them near their resting place.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Wall Street, New York City, NY 10005

    You will then walk along the Wall Street, the renowned eight-block-long street running through Lower Manhattan. Known for its role in the international financial system, it is easily one of the most famous streets in the world.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: New York Stock Exchange, 20 Broad St, New York City, NY 10005-2601

    During your time on Wall Street you will see the exterior of the New York Stock Exchange, the world’s largest stock exchange. Founded in 1792, it is now a designated National Historic Landmark.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Fearless Girl, 8 Broadway Street, New York City, NY 10004-2207

    In front of the New York Stock Exchange, you will see what is known as the Fearless Girl, a bronze statue by Kristen Visbal which depicts a four-foot tour girl. The statue is considered by many to symbolize and promote female empowerment.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: House of Morgan, 23 Wall St, New York City, NY 10005-1962

    Continuing down Wall Street, you will also see the exterior of the House of Morgan, an office building formerly owned by J.P. Morgan & Co. Built in 1913, the building is known for its classical architecture and was designated a New York City landmark in 1965.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Federal Hall, 26 Wall St, New York City, NY 10005-1996

    You will also visit Federal Hall, the name given to the first of two historic buildings located at 26 Wall Street. While the original Greek Revival structure was completed in 1703, the current structure built in 1842 is one of the best examples of neoclassical architecture in New York.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: St. Paul's Chapel, 209 Broadway b/t Fulton Street & Vesey Street, New York City, NY 10007-2977

    Afterwards, you will make your way to St Paul’s Chapel, a chapel part of the Parish of Trinity Church Wall Street. It was considered a “chapel-of-ease for those who did not want to walk a few blocks to Trinity. Upon completion in 1766, it was the tallest building in New York City.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum, 180 Greenwich St World Trade Center, New York City, NY 10007-0089

    You will then pay a visit to the National September 11 Memorial, a tribute of the remembrance and honor of those killed in 9/11. The Memorial’s twin reflecting pools feature the largest manmade waterfalls in North America. Here you will see the names of every person who died in the attack, inscribed into bronze panels edging the Memorial Pools.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: One World Trade Center, 285 Fulton St, New York City, NY 10007-0089

    Next you will see One World Trade Center, otherwise known as the Freedom Tower. The tallest building in New York, it stands today where the Twin Towers once towered over the city.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Zuccotti Park, Liberty St., New York City, NY 10006

    From here, you will make your way to Zuccotti Park, formerly known as Liberty Plaza Park. The park was heavily damaged in the 9/11 attacks and underwent subsequent recovery efforts. The plaza is now used as the site of several events commemorating the anniversary of the attack.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Battery Park Underpass, New York, NY 10004, USA
    Return Detail :
    One World Trade Center, 285 Fulton St, New York, NY 10007, USA
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Maximum of 8 people per tour allowed
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Notes: The tour route may be affected by national celebrations. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an alternative route still being able to see all the highlights on the tour. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. No large bags or suitcases are allowed during this tour. We recommend comfortable shoes, a bottle of water, umbrella in case of rain and hat during summer. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some can’t be visited from the inside.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • We as ask that all guests bring a face mask. Outdoors masks are not mandatory, however for entry to certain venues it may be required. All indoor venues and museums still require masks to be worn when visiting inside and are currently mandatory.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Babylon Tours LLC

Activity ID: V-43656P5

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