The Historic (Old) New York City Walking Tour
Architecture -- History -- Interesting Pictures and Stories
A Walking Tour of Manhattan's Past and Present
This walking tour focuses on history and architecture along with interesting pictures and stories,
that join us with Lower Manhattan's historic past.
A walk through the heart of the Financial District and we will past such historic sites as:
Fraunces Tavern Historic District, Battery Park, Bowling Green and much more.
Each participant for the two and a half hour tour is given an itinerary with 24 stops including 22 New York City landmarks and 10 national landmarks.
Each Stop Is Fully Discussed
The two and a half hour Tour of Lower Manhattan's Past and Present Features:
- Information about Lower Manhattan's changing residential nature.
- Alexander Hamilton's grave
- New York Stock Exchange Building
- originally: The American Surety Co. Bldg. a landmark historically styled skyscraper from 1895
- originally: The Empire Bldg. a landmark historically styled skyscraper from 1898
- originally: The American Express Bldg. a landmark historically styled skyscraper from 1917
- The original: Morgan Guarantee Turst Co. Building
- Federal Hall National Memorial Museum
- Wall Street's "Curb Brokers" were on Broad St.
- 40 Wall Tower tried to be the world's tallest building by 1932 it was the 4th tallest building in the world
- Statue of George Washington on the site where he took his oath as the first president of the U.S.
- Martyrs Monument / Trinity Church (picture of the original Trinity
Church - "A Tale of Truth" and more).
- One site where George Washington lived.
- The United States Customs House Building.
- The site of New York City's first skyscraper and a picture of it.
- Battery Park Control House from 1905
- formerly: The Department of Docks Headquarters & Fire Boat Station from 1888 on Pier A
- Castle Clinton and its many uses before becoming a national and a New York City landmark
- "National Merchant Marine Memorial" combines traditional bronze figures and post modern kinetic art
- "The Universal Soldier" The New York Korean War Memorial
- Shrine of Elizabeth Anne Seton- Herman Melville - New York Unearthed (museum)
- Originally: The American Bank Note Co. Bldg.,
- Fraunces Tavern
- originally The Broad Exchange Building also known as The Exchange
- Woodhull. Claflin and Co. were here, and the first woman to run for president of the U. S. had her campaign headquarters here
The stops Included in the three and a half hour tour are:
- Remnants from colonial New Amsterdam
- The New York Vietnam Memorial
- formerly 1st Pricent Police Station from 1911 - now New York City Police Museum
- India House, Hanover Square and the site of Captain Kidd's house
"The Queen Elizabeth II Garden"
- The old Delmonico's restaurant
- originally: The J & W Seligman Bldg., 1907, 0
- J.P. Morgan Chase Co. Bldg. (/li>
- originally: The City Bank Farmers Trust Bldg., from 1931
- (originally) Merchants Exchange Bldg. from 1842
- originally: the Bank of New York
The stops included in the four and a half hour walking tour:
- The church of the first Methodist society organized in America.
- The Downtown Association Bldg. & the Wallace Bldg. two landmark buildings from the 19 century Financial District
- The Federal Reserve Bank - site where Thomas Jefferson lived
- 2 historically styled landmark buildings: Liberty Tower from 1910 and
the New York Chamber of Commerce & Industry Bldg. from 1901
- originally: Chase Manhattan Bank Tower from 1961 - Isamu Noguchi & Dubuffet
- originally: The Citi Service Bldg. a landmark skyscraper from 1932
- originally: The AT& T Building 1924
- The Corbin Bldg., from 1889
- Saint Paul's Chapel its architecture and its history - George Washington prayed here and much more.
Meet at: Wall St. & Broadway in front of Trinity Church
The walking tours are given by Alfred Pommer a college graduate, an author, an informative native New Yorker and a Licensed New York City Guide,
#4 or #5 Train to Wall St. or #6 Train to Brooklyn Bridge(City Hall) and walk down Broadway to Wall St.
who has spent over
25 years researching, creating and leading walking tours in Manhattan's many diverse neighborhoods.
And has written 3 Manhattan guide books published by The History Press
"Exploring Manhattan's Murray Hill" "Exploring New York's SoHo" "Exploring the Original West Village"
Interested in a Private Walking Tour or Slide Show?
Call: (212) 979-2388 for details
or for a publicly scheduled walking tour http://nycpublicwalks.com
Or : Click Here for advance ticket sales