9. Discover Dutch New Amsterdam of New York City’s past

Learn about the origins of New York City with Untapped New York.

While celebrating a historic day in American history, one can also honor the historic Dutch roots of New York City. Untapped New York’s Dutch New Amsterdam tour will explore where New York physically began. Traveling with a map in hand, participants will learn about the myths, secrets, and facts about the origins of New York City.

Activities on the tour include seeing the remains of Manhattan’s first City Hall; discovering the original Dutch fort, wind mill, and battery; and tracing the streets of Manhattan in 1667. As participants walk lower Manhattan’s original coastline, they can physically touch history. The tour on July 4th begins at 2 p.m. and tickets cost $35.