Manhattan Walking Tours

400 Years of History in 1 Mile Walking Tour

Take a walk in the footsteps of George Washington and Alexander Hamilton and hear stories of heroes and rogues that have shaped our history.

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Tour Length

2 hours

Our newest tour, 400 Years in 1 Mile, looks at the history of New York City by walking a mile-long portion of Lower Broadway. In this area of Lower Manhattan, you can find examples of streets and structures that date from our Dutch past to the 21st century. In this Manhattan walking tour, revel in beautiful architecture across four centuries, where architectural and technological breakthroughs from all periods of the city’s history can be found here.

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  • A walk through City Hall Park and its storied history.
  • Federal Hall – the site where Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Hamilton, all worked.
  • Learn about the first department store in the United States and hear a story about propaganda carved in stone.
  • Brooklyn Bridge, Newspaper Row; the church where President Washington worshipped; the oldest park in the City; the New York Stock Exchange and the site of a horrific bombing.
  • This tour was very well designed and our guide Alan was knowledgeable and friendly! Recommend to locals who want to learn more about their history.

    Alex P.
  • Excellent guide! We decided to book this tour for a family gathering and Alan kept all of us entertained… including the kids!

    Chris L.

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Know Before You Go

Where To Meet
North East Corner of Chambers and Broadway

How To Get There
By subway: 4, 5 or 6 to Brooklyn Bridge City Hall; J, Z to Chambers St; N, R or W to City Hall. Please consult with the MTA for weekend subway schedules and routing changes.

What To Bring/Wear
Comfortable walking shoes

Frequently Asked Questions

How strenuous is the tour? How much walking will we do?

This tour is easy and most people can participate.

Is there an age limit or recommendation?

No age limitation.

Who will guide our tour?

One of our licensed NYC Tour guides.

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