Lower Manhattan and Ground Zero Guided Walking Tour in New York, NY

Battery ParkNew York, NY 10004
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Overview

New York City has an inspirational history, one that you can learn all about as you take part in this informative and insightful guided tour. Highlights include historical sites such as Trinity Church as well as modern sites like Wall Street. Visitors are also taken to the 9/11 Memorial for a moving, emotional look at that tragic day.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Semi-private tour with eight guests maximum.
  • Tour duration approximately 2.5 hours.
  • Engaging educational tour of NYC's oldest neighborhood.

Description

from Lower Manhattan and Ground Zero Guided Walking Tour
New York City, a teenager compared to London or Paris, is still one of the most inspiring cities in the world. On this 2 to 2.5-hour private guided walking tour of Lower Manhattan, you’ll discover its Dutch and colonial origins through architecture and public spaces that even most New Yorkers don’t know exist. Join up a trip back in time that will reveal how The Big Apple has evolved through good times and bad.

During this tour, your enthusiastic guide will reveal historical sites including Bowling Green and Castle Clinton in Battery Park. They will introduce you to statesmen including George Washington and Alexander Hamilton at both Federal Hall and Trinity Church before fast-forwarding to the last century when the Charging Bull became the symbol for Wall Street and the NYSE. Discuss the clash of classic and modern architecture that creates New York’s distinct skyline before moving to modern times. You’ll learn the tragic tales lived by New Yorkers on 9/11 while visiting the official memorial as well as the firefighters’ memorial. The city has moved forward though, and the soaring Freedom Tower is the best example. Recently the Occupy Wall Street movement took over Zuccotti Park, demonstrating how the district is still a vital part of the city. After wandering the oldest part of New York City, you’ll understand why it rivals most any other metropolis worldwide.

Highlights generally include (but are not limited to):

• Battery Park
• The Bull
• Wall Street
• 9/11 Memorial

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"A wonderful tour with Katherine"
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Reviewed January 26, 2020
The Metropolitan Museum has so much to offer. Millions of art pieces dating back 20,000 years, some fully in tact. And the commentary from our guide Katherine couldn't have been better. Well versed in the history of the museum and its artifacts, Katherine gave us exactly what we had hoped for. Armed with an iPad and her research, she answered all of our questions and created a most enjoyable tour.
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Reviewed January 20, 2020
Katherine was the best. Excellent, professional and knowledgeable. Strongly recomended and personalized service
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nancym227
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"Midtown Manhattan (Architecture & History) Walking Tour "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 20, 2020
Katherine was a super knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide! We had the best time and learned a lot. That says so much as we are native New Yorkers and are hard to impress in our own city! We plan on taking other tours with Katherine. Thanks again!
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"Met visit insights"
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Reviewed January 13, 2020
Mark our guide was fabulous. His insights make the visit rivetting*. How else could you take a peek at the encyclopedic volume of stuff without an insiders help.?
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Reviewed December 12, 2019
Wonderful museum. Our guide was very knowledgeable about both the museum’s history and the various displays. An excellent experience and one we would highly recommend.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lower Manhattan and Ground Zero Guided Walking Tour


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What is your cancellation policy?
You can cancel for a full refund up to 72 hours before the tour start times. After that point, you can reschedule (if available) for a fee depending on the tour availability.

How long is the tour?
Tour duration is approximately 2-2.5 hours.

What ages are allowed on the tour?
All ages are welcome.

Where do is the tour meeting point?  
It is located at Battery Park in New York, NY. The meeting point is inside Battery Park, on stairs opposite the entrance to Castle Clinton.

When does the tour start?
Tour starts at 10:30 AM and 2 PM, daily.

What does my admission fee include?
Included in the admission is a professional tour guide just for you; entry where permitted. 

Do you operate rain or shine?
Whether it rains, snows or shines, we run our tours. We advise you to be dressed accordingly to the weather. Check the forecast before coming out of the hotel. And wear comfortable shoes.

Is transportation provided?
There is no pick-up or drop-off available. This includes Airport transfer/shuttle services. Each tour has some specific meeting points.

Can I take photos during the tour?
Photos are allowed.