New York City was the United States’ first capitol and is rich with history from the Dutch settlements to the American Revolution to the Civil War and the present and future. We will wander through the modern-day Financial District, exploring the history of the area and how the city has grown and evolved, while maintaining its historic landmarks. The tour will also explore how planners expanded the island, creating the World Trade Center area and beginning the birth of a new downtown.
This tour will start at NYC’s oldest continuously operating church, which survived not only the great fire of 1776, but the collapse of the original Trade Center on 9/11. It was also the site of George Washington’s post-inauguration mass.
From there, we will wander the Financial District and learn of the numerous key moments of America’s birth happened here. Some sights we will pass on this tour will include Federal Hall, Trinity Church, the NY Stock Exchange, the famous Charging Bull sculpture, Zuccotti Park, Fraunces Tavern, old wells, and the former Alexander Hamilton US Custom House.
Lots of historical stories and opportunities for photos!
This tour will end with a detailed visit to the World Trade Center site. See: the 9/11 memorial, the new underground Oculus transportation hub & shopping center, & the new Liberty Park! Learn the history of the Trade Center, see its rebirth, and learn of future plans as well.
A great tour for those wanting to get the most out of their time downtown.
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