Retell the stories of the Financial District of New York City, from its role during the Revolutionary War, to before it became home to Wall Street and glittering skyscrapers, and to more recent historical happenings like the tragedy of 9/11. On this walking tour, your expert guide will have you learn about the history of several of the area’s beloved sites!
You will be meeting your guide for the Historic Walking Tour of the Financial District at the entrance of Surrogate's Court building, 31 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007, or as advised on your e-ticket. Please be at the location 10-15 minutes prior to your tour.How long is this Travel Curious tour?
The entire Historic Walking Tour of the Financial District lasts for 3 hours long.What is included in the tour package?
You will be given tickets to the Fraunces Tavern Museum, a local English-speaking guide, and an expertly guided walking tour. This tour is suitable for history buffs of all ages. Their tours are all given in English, but numerous guides may speak other languages. Please contact the number provided on the e-ticket to see if they can accommodate any special requests!What landmarks will we be on the Historic Financial District tour?
You will be seeing and touring the following areas: (1) City Hall Park where slaves used to be punished and where the five liberty poles were erected (2) 9/11 Memorial, a place of remembrance of September 9, 2001 (3) St. Paul's Chapel where there's a pew used by George Washington after his inauguration (4) Federal Hall National Memorial where the Bill of Rights were written (5) Trinity Church where George Washington is a regular patron and the site of Alexander Hamilton's grave (6) Bowling Green where the mob tore down George III's statue (7) Battery Park, a public park at the southern tip of Manhattan Island (8) Fraunces Tavern Museum, where the stories of the American Revolutionary are preserved Note that this tour only visits the 9/11 memorial, which is outdoor. This tour does not visit the 9/11 museum.Is transportation included?
This is a family-friendly, guided walking tour. Transportation is not included in the Historic Financial District tour.Is parking provided?
No, but there are multiple parking garages and metered street parking available near departure point. One of which is the Impark Lot a couple of blocks away, which charges according to length of stay, time of the day, and day of the week. You can also contact the phone number on your e-ticket to ask for advise on how to get to the departure point via car or public transport.Are there any age/physical/health/etc. restrictions for this tour?
This tour is suitable for all ages. All guests must be at moderate physical fitness as the majority of the Historic Financial District tour will be spent walking.What should I bring?
Bring your camera and cash on hand for any other purchases or gratuities(optional)!What should I wear?
Wear comfortable clothing on this Travel Curious tour. Wearing casual clothing and comfortable shoes is recommended.How many people are on a tour?
This is a private walking tour and your group! All of their private tours are 100% exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour. Please note that there should be at least two guests in a Historic Financial District tour before it can start.How does Travel Curious ensure the quality of their guides?
All tour guides currently active go through a vetting process in which they carry out interviews, check previous reviews and employers references if applicable. More importantly, they make sure that these guides provide an excellent experience for the guests.