Private Lower Manhattan and NYC Origins from Castle Clinton to 911 Memorial
When the Dutch first established a colony here, the Lenape Native Americans called the region home. By the end of the Dutch era in what is now New York, it was among the most diverse places on earth. This tour explores the origin stories of the demographics that would come to play dominant roles in what would become New York City, including the indigenous people, the Christians, Jews, Muslims, Irish, Italians, English, Africans, businesses, real estate agents, artists, peddlers, loners, and dreamers.
Highlights include a view of New York harbor, monuments to early immigrants who defined the metropolis, Wall Street with Federal Hall and the Stock Exchange, Alexander Hamilton’s grave at Trinity Church, and Fraunces Tavern, the oldest building still standing in Manhattan.