At first glance, it might seem like there’s not much left of Dutch New Amsterdam, but there’s much more than meets the eye. This includes the massive one hidden in plain sight: the original street grid embedded in lower Manhattan grid today. Discover the many hidden Dutch relics south of Wall Street, as you trace the streets of Manhattan in 1667. You’ll hear about New York’s founding myths and facts while standing in the very spots they all happened.
- Includes a walk of the city’s original coast line
- See the remains of Manhattan’s first City Hall
- Discover the original Dutch fort, wind mill and the original battery
- Trace the streets of Manhattan in 1667 with Manhattan’s first map in hand
- Physically touch history as we spend time finding out why Bowling Green has its name and why it’s been so important in our city’s history
What to know: The tour is 2-hours long; please consult with the MTA for weekend subway schedules and routing changes.
What to bring: Comfortable walking shoes
Below are more pictures of what you will discover on this tour:
The preserved remains of Governor Lovelace’s Tavern at 85 Broad Street in Lower Manhattan.