Discover the life of pirates and prostitutes, living in the dysfunctional Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, on this guided, 2-hour, small-group walking tour. Long before New York City was the New York City as we know it today, it was known as New Amsterdam, the birthplace of the Big Apple.'This educational tour begins in Battery Park, the southernmost tip of Manhattan, covering Wall Street and everything in between.
Step into the wooden shoes of the original settlers of New York and see what life was like as an employee rather than a colonist. Based on exciting new research taking place over the last 35 years, the tour guide will present a brand new side of this brave new world never heard of before. From Native American raids to the origin of the cookie, to everyone's least-favorite peg-legged governor, see it all.
Start in Battery Park, by Castle Clinton National Monument, at the southernmost tip of Manhattan. From there, explore Manhattans financial district, seeing all of the monuments dedicated to this exciting period in New Yorks history. Then hit Wall Street, where you may find the things thought of as very New York were actually very Dutch.
Finally, in true 17th-century Dutch fashion, end the tour in a tavern on Stone Street, the oldest paved street in New York City, for some food and drink.