Remnants of New Amsterdam Tour

Tour Highlights

  • Walk lower Manhattan’s original coast line
  • See the remains of Manhattan’s first City Hall
  • Discover the original Dutch fort, wind mill and battery
  • Trace the streets of Manhattan in 1667 with Manhattan’s first map in hand
  • Physically touch history as we spend time finding out how Bowling Green got its name

Guests Love This Tour!

  • 5 star ratingMasterful Storytelling! Mandy is a masterful story teller and manages to engage all ages, including a 5-year old. She brings history to life with humor--her characters are rich and relatable. I would do this tour again in a heartbeat.

    380marer
    10/11/2021

    5 star ratingHidden gem tours here!! Very authentic New York City tour! The tour guide is an expert in Dutch history! So much to learn and it is all in plain sight! These tours are gem in NYC! You will learn & laugh! People like their tours so much that they become members and have member Only tours - they also have virtual tours if you live far! I will be attending virtual tour! Just great resource here!!!

    nataliaspinelli
    8/18/2021
  • 5 star ratingGoing Dutch Around Lower Manhattan Good morning! A tip of the beaver pelt hat to Ms. Mandy Edgecombe and her extraordinary breadth and wealth of knowledge about historic Dutch New York and its progenitors. Her enthusiasm for her subject was, dare I say, contagious, with a healthy dose of good-natured humor. She was evidently and easily comfortable working with the vast age disparity in our assemblage, from the NYC 4th grader and his family viewing first-hand his current virtual social studies curriculum, to our own elder Dutch Masters-styled foursome. Although the edifices of that period no longer exist, and the only structural remnants of those days are the in-ground cisterns and the pieces of the wall from the old fortifications in the South Ferry subway station, she vividly resuscitated the muck & mercantile lifestyle that dominated that period of our city's history. Thank you for making her available to us, and we look forward to more of Ms. Mandy. Well worth the wampum.
    Richard A. Benson

    richardbT1949FN
    3/17/2021

    5 star ratingBrilliant tour by a scholar and storyteller! Our guide, Mandy Edgecombe, is a scholar in New Amsterdam! Additionally, she was a good story teller and brought New Amsterdam to life showing how the original settlers way of life still influences Manhattan culture and mindset.

    Also, Mandy took into consideration weather, ducking us in and out of secret hiding spots to make sure we were comfortable the entire time. What a treat!

    I highly recommend!

    amberc298
    1/19/2021
  • The tour was truly special and I learned a lot!

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    Jen
    2/02/2020

About This Tour:

Explore where New York began and see what is left of Dutch New Amsterdam in today’s lower Manhattan! In this small group walking tour, you’ll hear about New York’s founding myths and facts while standing in the very spots where they all happened. With New York City’s first map in hand you will trace the streets of Manhattan in 1667 while discovering the many hidden Dutch relics south of Wall Street. Physically touch history as you spend time finding out how Bowling Green got its name and why it’s been so important in our city’s history! Among the many relics you will experience 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 and so much more! This New Amsterdam tour is led by an expert guide from the Untapped New York team.

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