Lower Manhattan: New York's Oldest Neighborhood Walking Tour
Lower Manhattan is New York City’s oldest neighborhood and one of its most vibrant and dynamic communities. Participants will learn how Lower Manhattan’s four centuries of history can be traced from its beginnings as a colonial seaport through its rise to global financial prominence and its current role as a premier global city. Participants will see how Lower Manhattan has reinvented itself as a mixed use live-work-play community. The tour will show how Lower Manhattan’s famous narrow streets and skyscraper canyons are abuzz with new and exciting bars and restaurants and new retail is enlivening the community.
The tour is will include the World Trade Center where participants will witness the spectacular rebirth of the world famous complex from the ashes of the 9/11 tragedy. The New transit hubs at the WTC and Fulton Street will be visited.
Trinity Church’s role in colonial and revolutionary history will be shown and the New York Stock Exchange and the Charging Bull statue will be featured. Battery Park’s stunning views of New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island will be highlighted as participants learn about the impacts of Hurricane Sandy. The tour concludes with the East River Waterfront esplanade.