- Walk the city’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 why Bowling Green has its name and why it’s been so important in our city’s history
- Price: $35 per person
- What to know: The tour is 2-hours long; please consult with the MTA for weekend subway schedules and routing changes. No cancellations or refunds.
- What to bring: Comfortable walking shoes.
MORE ABOUT THE TOUR:
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.
WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY ABOUT THE TOUR:
“Remnants of the Worlds Fairs Tour was excellent! Fun and informative for visitors and native New Yorkers alike! Our guide, Justin was a wealth of knowledge.” – Jeana, Trip Advisor
“Best tour of NYC I’ve ever had” — Carrie Filipetti, Trip Advisor
“Very informative and enjoyable. As a history buff, I was already aware of much of the story being told via this tour, but never quite able to visualize the terrain. Justin was very informative, and helpful in fleshing out the story of Old New Amsterdam and walking us through the entire area of the old city. He spent a lot of time answering our questions, and his enthusiasm for the subject made the tour a lot of fun.” — Glen Rock, Trip Advisor
“Excellent! Highly recommend. So much information, I could have listened to Justin for many more hours.” — Amy R, Trip Advisor
“I took a tour of the remnants of Dutch New Amsterdam. It was an amazing experience and I learned so much about my city and its origins! I usually don’t take tours but I would highly recommend to anyone who wants to rediscover New York!” — Benjamin C, Trip Advisor
“We had a great adventure with Justin discovering “Remnants of the Dutch New Amsterdam” around Whitehall Station. There were many things that are hidden in plain sight that people don’t know about or take the time to look for them. Justin was informative and interesting and we’d take another of his tours again. This was a good tour for locals and tourists and would appeal to many different ages groups.” — Cyndi D, Trip Advisor
PHOTOS OF THE TOUR:
The preserved remains of Governor Lovelace’s Tavern at 85 Broad Street in Lower Manhattan.