“Downtown New York City”
“New Amsterdam” was the first area of what is now called downtown Manhattan. It was settled by the Dutch in 1624. Within a few blocks of Wall Street are cobblestone streets, charming 19th century buildings, and historic Revolutionary War era sites. This area is the home of the world’s commercial capital, the New York and American Stock Exchanges.
St. Paul’s Chapel and churchyard is the City’s oldest church building. The service for George Washington’s presidential inauguration occurred here.
Some of the most recognizable downtown locations also include the Wall Street Bull, Trinity Church, Federal Hall, City Hall, The African Burial Ground, the World Trade Center Site, and the Brooklyn Bridge.
After your downtown walking tour, you can choose from an array of cultural institutions or jump on the Staten Island Ferry for dramatic views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.