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Battery Park
Intersection of State, Broadway and Battery Park place 1 Bowling Green New York, NY 10004
212-344-7220
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And the 1! But NOT the flagpole closest TO the 1--the one closest to the 4/5.
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3 reviews
11 stars
attended Aug 30 2009

This could be a great tour with the right guide; there is so much material in the FD. Our guide was off-topic . Spent more time on terrorism & NYPD than on Wall St, the Fed, or Hamilton .Too much said about George Washington (why did we have to...continued

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8 reviews
34 stars
attended Jul 10 2010

Unlike some of the previous reviews (involving different tour guides), I thought my tour guide - Debi - did a fantastic job covering the history of the financial district, old Manhattan, the food, architecture, landscaping, and fun factoids about...continued

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attended Apr 11 2010

I booked this tour for my dad's birthday and 6 of us gathered - the guide never showed. When I called 20 minutes later I was informed he wouldn't be showing up - not sure how we ever would have known had I not called. Was too bad, people from all...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

This tour has been named the #21 most popular attraction on TripAdvisor out of 860 attractions in New York City. Read the great reviews travelers give this tour on TripAdvisor.

Description

The Alexander Hamilton walking tour takes you through the founding of New York City.

With highlights that include Battery Park, Bowling Green, Fraunces Tavern, Wall Street, and the World Trade Center site, this ambitious walk explores New York City from its founding as a Dutch settlement on the Hudson River to its rise as the world’s financial capital. Your guide will bring NYC to life through the eyes of Alexander Hamilton, a penniless immigrant who rose to become our nation’s first Secretary of the Treasury.

As you walk by Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange, and the Federal Reserve building you will discover all that went into the making of our modern financial system, including a bitter argument between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson about whether to embrace a capitalist society.

Your guide will also take you through the more recent history of lower New York with stories of the Statue of Liberty, immigration at Ellis Island, and the Canyon of Heroes. Your journey concludes at the site of the World Trade Center.

Significant Attractions Include:

  • Statue of Liberty, Castle Clinton, and Ellis Island
  • Bowling Green Square
  • Fraunces Tavern
  • Hanover Square
  • Delmonico’s Restaurant
  • Wall Street and William Street
  • The Federal Reserve Building and Chase Manhattan Headquarters
  • The New York Stock Exchange and Federal Hall
  • Trinity Church
  • Alexander Hamilton’s Grave
  • The Canyon of Heroes
  • City Hall and the Woolworth Building
  • The World Trade Center site

About the Ticket Supplier: Uncle Sam's New York LLC

Uncle Sam's New York caters to those who have a short time window to see the essence of the city. On our tour you will experience and see the heart of New York: from the historic downtown where every building tells a thousand stories, to the legendary Greenwich Village that has been the home to our country's greatest authors and artists, to the historic Chelsea district that now houses New York's legendary nightlife.
At Uncle Sam's New York, we believe that a tour should become a bonding experience for friends, families, and strangers alike - thrown together in an intimate look at the city.