6. Uncover the turbulent history of the Financial District

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To get an early start on Fourth of July festivities, join Untapped New York at 11 a.m. for a tour of the Financial District. This tour will uncover all of the deep, dark secrets of those who frequented the Financial District. Participants will uncover the secrets of Wall Street, explore the Trinity Churchyard, and touch one of the oldest standing structures in lower Manhattan. Other secrets include a 19th-century candy store hidden in the basement of an office building and the site of New York City’s long-standing slave market.

For $35, participants can learn all these secrets before traveling to Chinatown for an early dinner and dessert. Using their newfound Wall Street cutthroat attitude, participants can then stake out their own spots to view the fireworks.