Foundation of New York


In 1626, the Dutch settled Manhattan as New Amsterdam.  They could hardly know that their small town would grow to become the center of the world’s preeminent metropolis.  As rule of the city transitioned from Dutch to English/British to American, new edifices were built and history made.  This tour will explore the foot of Manhattan Island, taking in sights that form the foundation of what made New York what it is today.  The history of this area as a trading center from the colonial era to the present time will be covered, as well as an in-depth explanation of selected Lower Manhattan skyscrapers.

Some of the sights that will be discussed on the tour are:
-Battery Park
-Bowling Green
-the site of Fort Amsterdam/Custom House
-the New York Stock Exchange
-Trinity Church
-The World Trade Center Complex
-St. Paul’s Chapel
-Woolworth Building
-Civic Center

Tour meeting place: Korean War Memorial at Battery Park
*All tours must be arranged in advance by booking online or by telephone. No Walkups.


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