Explore where New York began and see what is left of Dutch New Amsterdam, New York’s first European colony, in today’s lower Manhattan! In this virtual experience, you will hear about New York’s founding myths and facts. Equipped with New York City’s first map from 1667, you will trace the original street grid of Manhattan while discovering the many hidden Dutch relics south of Wall Street.
Among the many relics we will discuss on this tour are the foundations of New York City’s first City Hall (which was also a tavern!), the long-forgotten oyster pasty cannon, the original battery wall, the jagged fence posts of Bowling Green (and why the park has been so important in our city’s history), and much more! This New Amsterdam virtual tour is led by an expert guide from the Untapped New York team.