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City Rambler NYC: Historical Walking Tour of Lower Manhattan

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

    The Walk starts across the street from the Trinity Church. As the first guide is from the colonial era, you will hear first-hand fun stories about this over hundred-year old building, how it was being built, who funded the construction and all the marvelous renovations through time. While enchanted by the exquisite structure, your journey will be followed by an entry to the Hamilton Gravesite, where the founding father and his wife Eliza rest.

    Duration: 10 minutes

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

    George Washington took the oath of office as the first President of the US, and this site was home to the first Congress, Supreme Court, and Executive Branch offices. Let the guide tell you what really happened on the inauguration day and what happened after.

    Duration: 5 minutes

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

    Why Wall Street is called Wall Street? You will finally find out.

    Duration: 4 minutes

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

    See through the past and present of this one of the world’s largest marketplaces for securities and other exchange-traded investments. At the same time, appreciate the grandeur architecture of this legendary landmark.

    Duration: 3 minutes

    Stop At: Fraunces Tavern Museum, 54 Pearl St, New York City, NY 10004-4300

    Bypassing this NYC oldest building, you will hear about the cool stories of this hidden gem with the founding fathers.

    Duration: 3 minutes

    Stop At: Stone Street Historic District, New York City, NY

    The first street paved with stone in the city, now it is filled with old-fashioned pubs and restaurants. This "old-world charm" in the heart of Financial district conserves the traces of the city's evolving, which will be uncovered by your guide.

    Duration: 3 minutes

    Stop At: Seaport District NYC, 19 Fulton St, New York City, NY 10038

    Here you will see beautiful East River Harbor view including the Wall Street Heliport, South Street Seaport Piers, Brooklyn Bridge etc. Be prepared to be amazed by how the harbor has come together after the disastrous Sandy Storm.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Pier 15, East River Esplanade, 1 Washington St, New York, NY 10006, USA

    1st Ramble Point: where you can choose to leave the tour, ramble around at your own pace - grab a snack, shop, relax over coffee, or visit an attraction - then "Walk On" the tour as the next group passes by!

    Pass By: New York by Gehry, 8 Spruce St, New York, NY 10038, USA

    It was the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere at the time of opening in February 2011, still one of the tallest residential towers in the world.

    Stop At: City Hall Park, 43 Park Row City Hall, New York City, NY 10038-1508

    "Surrounded by centuries-old majestic government buildings that date back to 1812, this park provides a much-needed green spot in a bustling downtown area."

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway, New York City, NY 10003

    This striking Gothic style building was the tallest in the world from 1913 to 1930, recognized as National Historic Landmark, an iconic structure among New York City Skyline.

    Stop At: The Oculus, 33-69 Vesey St World Trade Center, New York City, NY 10003

    Santiago Calatrava's $4 billion transit, dining hub and architectural masterpiece. You guide will reveal the stories of designing and building this breathtaking project for you.

    Duration: 3 minutes

    Stop At: One World Observatory, 117 West Street One World Trade Center, New York City, NY 10007-0089

    2nd Ramble Point: Enter into the resurrection after 9.11 and walk through the memories and memorials of the tragic history of NYC. And opportunity to ramble off, explore around and take a moment to see New York City from this tallest building in the Western hemisphere.

    Duration: 10 minutes

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

    Monument to tragedy, symbol of resilience.

    Stop At: Ground Zero Museum Workshop, 420 W 14th St Floor 2, New York City, NY 10014-1064

    Waterfalls marking the absence of the twin towers.

    Duration: 5 minutes

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

    This bronze Bull sculpture symbolizes Wall Street. Your guide will explain to you why it does and how.

    Duration: 3 minutes

    Pass By: National Museum of the American Indian, 1 Bowling Grn, New York City, NY 10004-1415

    Alexander Hamilton Custom House - home of the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian.

    Pass By: Battery Park, State Street and Battery Place, New York City, NY 10004

    Here you tour will conclude but before it ends, there is still a lot to talk about in the surroundings, like the Castle Clinton, Statue of Liberty etc.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    2 Wall St, New York, NY 10005, USA
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Netherland Monument, Battery Park Battery Pl. &, State St, New York, NY 10004, USA
    Inclusions
    • 3 Costumed Guides Provide Live Commentary
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 7 September 2019

    I love this idea! Meet a character or two from long ago New York - hear their personal story while getting all the 411 on the sites I wanted to see plus some extra hidden gems I knew nothing about. It was about 2.5 hours...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    CityRamblerNYC, Guest Relations Manager at City Rambler, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2019

    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for joining us for A Walk Through History. We are please to know you found the tour to be educational and a enjoyable 2.5 hours. Our Ramble Off (hop off) feature allows our guest to take advantage of areas of...More

    Reviewed 29 July 2019

    I am very passionate about NYC and claim to know a lot about it, but I learned so much about Lower Manhattan and its history and in such a fun fashion! 3 different characters, from different times... All actors were so spot on with their...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    CityRamblerNYC, Guest Relations Manager at City Rambler, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2019

    To our valued guest, Thank you for joining our Walk Through History, an entertaining and educational walking tour. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your time spent with us and we look forward to greeting you on another City Rambler tour.

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