Explore more than 400 years of New York history in just a few hours on this private walking tour. Follow in the footsteps of Manhattan's most famous residents and learn how New York City has changed over the centuries. Then fast-forward'to the 21st century by visiting the 9/11 Memorial for a memorable and everlasting tribute to the victims of the September 11 attacks. End the day with exclusive pedestal access to the Statue of Liberty.
This private walking'tour begins at the Alexander Hamilton Custom House, the former site of Fort Amsterdam, where Manhattan really began. Learn about how New Amsterdam became New York and see other sites in the area including Bowling Green Park and the famous Charging Bull of Wall Street.
Then travel'to the Fraunces Tavern, New York's oldest building, and up Stone Street to old New Amsterdam. See Delmonico's, one of New York's oldest and most famous eateries.
Walk towards Wall Street and see the Manhattan Trust Bank and the House of Morgan, where America's first millionaire conducted business. Learn how Wall Street got its name and see the famous New York Stock Exchange where fortunes have been made and lost. Visit Federal Hall, the site of the first US capitol building where George Washington was inaugurated in 1789. Trinity Church is the next stop, one of the best examples of Gothic Revival architecture in Manhattan. Visit the grave of Alexander Hamilton and other famous Americans.
The final stop is the 9/11 Memorial. See the magnificent reflecting pools and pay respects to those who lost their lives during the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Also, learn about the new buildings in the World Trade Center site and see the Survivor Tree.
At the conclusion of the tour, the guide leads the way to Battery Park for skip-the-line privileges before boarding the ferry to Liberty Island. Once on the island, enjoy a self-guided tour of the Statue of Liberty Museum and pedestal. Admission to Ellis Island is also included with the ticket.