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Alexander Hamilton’s financial district tour

Discover the meteoric rise of New York City with this informative walking tour of the financial district. We’ll see the city through the eyes of penniless young immigrant, Alexander Hamilton. From humble beginnings as one of many boys looking for a golden opportunity, he rose to become the first Secretary of the Treasury, epitomising the enterprising spirit that defines a nation. Trace the history of NYC from its founding as a small Dutch settlement to its current role as financial world capital. Visit New York’s oldest park, Bowling Green, where Peter Minuit first bought Manhattan Island from the native people in 1626. Then stop in Battery Park where ranks of artillery once stood to protect the vulnerable infant city from marauders. Visit Fraunces Tavern, the oldest building in Manhattan and a key location during the American Revolution. It was here that the final settlements of the American Revolution were hashed out in the British-American Board of Inquiry meetings. Hear stories of lavish wealth and tragic downfalls while you wander down Wall Street. We’ll pass the New York Stock Exchange where fortunes are made and lost every day, and remember the Wall Street Crash of 1929 which caused the global downturn of the Great Depression. Finally, visit Ground Zero, site of the tragic September 11th terrorist attacks in which nearly 3,000 people died. Take some time to reflect on the bombing that rocked the world, and discover how the indomitable New York spirit has risen from the ashes of disaster to forge a new future. Discover the meteoric rise of New York City with this informative walking tour of the financial district. We’ll see the city through the eyes of penniless young immigrant, Alexander Hamilton. From humble beginnings as one of many boys looking for a golden opportunity, he rose to become the first Secretary of the Treasury, epitomising the enterprising spirit that defines a nation. Trac Meeting point: Intersection of Battery Park Pl and State Street. Duration: Approx. two hours. Start/opening time: 1pm. Languages: English. Other: *Sights seen en route include Statue of Liberty, Castle Clinton, and Ellis Island, Bowling Green Square , Fraunces Tavern, Hanover Square, Delmonico's Restaurant, Wall Street and William Street, The Federal Reserve Building and Chase Manhattan Headquarters, The New York Stock Exchange and Federal Hall, Trinity Church, Alexander Hamilton's Grave, The Canyon of Heroes. *Wheelchair accessible with assistance.