Tour 5: Big Onion: Historic Lower Manhattan/Wall Street

Friday, January 2, 2015: 1:30 PM-4:30 PM
Americas Hall I (New York Hilton, Third Floor)

Tour leader: A graduate student, historian, guide from Big Onion Walking Tours

Explore the neighborhood where New York began! This tour will span 400 years of New York City history. From the original Dutch settlement and trading outpost at Bowling Green, to the peaceful takeover of the British in 1664, to the world financial capital of today, this tour has it all. Our walk weaves together the history of Lower Manhattan with the architecture, people and events that power Wall Street. We will visit many stops including Trinity Church, Federal Hall, the New-York Stock Exchange, and sites associated with eighteenth-century slave uprisings, Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, Victoria Woodhull, J.P. Morgan, and Abbie Hoffman.

Please note: There are no stairs on this tour. We will walk approximately 1.5 miles, at a moderate pace, during the two-hour tour.

Limit: 25 people. $20 members, $25 nonmembers, $15 students

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