Discover Where it all began with a private guide!
As you walk the narrow streets amidst the skyscrapers of lower Manhattan it might seem like there's not much left of Dutch New Amsterdam, but there's much more than meets the eye, including the original street grid embedded in the present street plan.
Discover the remains of Manhattan's first city hall, the original Dutch fort, wind mill and the original battery, follow the city's original coastline as we talk about the Wall that used to be on Wall Street and how New Amsterdam affected New York's diversity and religious tolerance.
Physically touch history and discover hidden Dutch relics south of Wall Street as you trace the streets of Manhattan as they were in 1667.
Hear New York's founding myths and facts as you stand in the spots they took place.
We will meet at Pier A Harbor House in Battery Park and will walk in search of the remnants of traces of what once was New Amsterdam.
The tour will end in front of the Charging Bull Statue, at Bowling Green, near the 4 and 5 line station.
Some of the places we will see are:
- Alexander Hamilton U. S. Custom House
- Bowling Green Park
- The Netherlands Monument
- Peter Minuit Plaza
- Fraunces Tavern
- 85 Broad Street (remains of the Lovelace Tavern)
- Stone Street
- Beaver Street
- Hanover Square
- Wall Street
- The New York Stock Exchange and Federal Hall
- Trinity Church
- The Charging Bull
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: Tour departs in front of Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House at 1 Bowling Green.
Duration: 2 hours
This tour will be entirely by foot.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 US dollars - Food will be something you may want to bring some cash for, figure $10pp. Or you may want to buy a souvenir.
A Recent Review of this tour
Read More Reviews For This Tour
The New Amsterdam tour was fantastic! Frank was extremely well prepared, knowledgeable, and detailed. He did a wonderful job bringing the history of early New York to life, which is a difficult task considering that so many of the buildings / places discussed burned down over the course of the 18th/19th centuries. He rose to the challenge with detailed maps, other visual aids, and inexhaustible answers to every question we had. Thanks so much Frank! We'll be back next year for the Revolutionary War tour!