This tour is on hiatus due to Covid-19.
Discover the Secrets of DowntownThis Lower Manhattan tour explores early NYC history and the architecture of Downtown New York. This neighborhood has had many names, New Amsterdam, Wall Street, and the Financial District. BOOK NOW
About Our Secrets of Downtown Tour
Anyone interested in a NYC history tour, or an American history tour
There is more than 400 years of history in Lower Manhattan and too much to cover on a tour. Thus we theme our tours to focus on a specific topic and interest area.
On our Secrets of Downtown tour you will learn:
Lower Manhattan has sights, secrets and pleasures beyond the well-know landmarks that can be overlooked.
Walk the old 16th century streets and discover here are no square city blocks.
See the oldest building in Manhattan.
Visit the site of an architectural dig during the 1970s.
Walk the Wall Street canyons created by early skyscrapers.
Learn how the neighborhood is transforming to the fastest growing residential area in New York.
End the tour to see New York’s best new architecture at the World Trade Center.
Where We Stop:
US Customs House
Wall Street Bull
The New York Stock Exchange
The tour ends at the 911 Memorial, making it easy for you to visit the 911 Museum, One World Observatory or catch the subway.
Secrets of Downtown Tour Details
- $35 for Adults
- $15 for Seniors and Students
- Free for under 10
- Tourist pass holders – New York Pass, Explorer Pass and Sightseeing Pass – $0
- Group rates $300 and more depending on the size of your group. Check out our Groups Tour Pages
Group and private tours – any day and time of the week
Tours are approximately 90 minutes long
Make sure to use the bathroom before the tour as there are no bathrooms stops during the tour.
There are also bathrooms available at the end of the tour.
Check our handy maps of Food and Bathrooms
Tour Start: Bowling Green, next to the Downtown Alliance Information Kiosk
Tour End: 911 Memorial
Private tours start at the above or the tour bus stop. We work it out with every group.
Subway Directions to Bowling Green
From Time Square and Penn Station (the Macy’s, 34th street or Empire State area):
red subway line (1) downtown to Rector Street of South Ferry. It takes about 15-20 minutes.
Yellow subway line (R & W) downtown to the Whitehall. It takes about 20-25 minutes.
From Grand Central area:
Take the green subway line (4, 5) downtown to Bowling Green stop. It takes about 20 minutes. During the NYC rush hour, it can take up to 45 minutes.
1 Broadway and walk into Bowling Green Park to the tour start
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