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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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4.0 / 5 Rated by 25 members
Review from Lucia
46 events 29 reviews

JACK the tour guide was excellent and very informative. I believe he's the director of a lot of tours. (Also very well-mannered). The tour lasts two hours and it flies by quickly. We started off in Battery Park and worked our way around the...continued

reviewed Mar 21 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Irina
44 events 22 reviews

Really enjoyed the tour!

reviewed Mar 19 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from David Chittenden
24 events 13 reviews

Our guide Bill was outstanding and very knowledgeable

reviewed Sep 01 2012 report as inappropriate
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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

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