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Lower Manhattan

New York City, New York, USA, 10013

The Basics

If you’re a history buff, check out the African Burial Ground, North America’s largest known excavated burial ground for free and enslaved Africans. Or just offshore, visit Ellis Island, through which 12 million immigrants passed between 1892 and 1924. And the National September 11 Memorial & Museum commemorates more recent history. Alternatively, soak up the sun in Battery Park, cruise along the Hudson River on the free Staten Island Ferry, score bargains at Century 21, or browse the boutiques of the South Street Seaport. At dinnertime, take your pick from Tribeca’s hip restaurants.

Many walking tours of Lower Manhattan stop by the most important sites, ensuring you don’t miss a thing. Fans of the hit musical Hamilton can even opt for a specialized walking tour of places associated with the Founding Father.

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Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight
Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight
$215.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Would recommend to anyone travelling to NYC!
We loved the tour! Was amazing to see Manhattan from the sky! Would recommend to anyone travelling to New York!
James_F, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in New York City

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Exciting & Enlightening
Aleena_M, Oct 2021
Lower Manhattan Tour: The Remnants of Dutch New Amsterdam!
Incredibly knowledgeable tour guide, who made history come alive on our journey through lower manhattan.
star-5
Best NYC Tour I’ve Taken!
Kimberly_M, Oct 2021
Hamilton Live! Walking Tour in lower Manhattan
Huzzah! One of the best tours I’ve been on in NYC and I’ve taken numerous tours of the city over the years. The guide, in re-enacting Alexander Hamilton, took such thoughtful care in taking his audience on a travel back in time. It was clear that he wanted his “guests” to be both entertained and informed. If you are choosing NYC tours, this will be your best choice!
star-4
Great Tour, great guide
Herman_Q, Oct 2021
Lower Manhattan Tour: The Remnants of Dutch New Amsterdam!
Many edgecombe is an excellent and inspired guide that knows a lot about this Dutch - American heritage.
star-5
Lots of Information!
Joan_R, Aug 2021
Hamilton Live! Walking Tour in lower Manhattan
Our "Hamilton" was excellent and shared a lot of information about the man and his life and the politics of the time and what it was like, generally, for folks that lived in NYC in Alexander Hamilton's day. We had a mix of ages in our group and he engaged us all. Fun times!
star-5
Must book his today!
Morgan_C, Jul 2021
Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge Guided Bike Tour
Outstanding tour! You must book this and make sure to ask for Chuck! He was a great tour guide! I loved hearing about his history with the city! Would do this tour again in a heartbeat! PS…make sure to get the electric bikes if the temps are high!
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A must ride
DAVID_v, Aug 2019
Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge Guided Bike Tour
Great way to see Brooklyn and few other areas of Manhattan. Going over the bridges is awesome to do on a bike. Tour guide Bob was great as well. Lots of knowledge. Definitely recommend.
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Tour of Lower Manhatten
Teresa_N, Oct 2018
Lower Manhattan & Midtown Manhattan Private Walking Tour
Our tour guide, Jon, was very knowledgeable and pleasant. The kind of person that you would like to spend a day with! We would definitely take another tour with him.
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Great history lesson
Scott_S, May 2021
Lower Manhattan Tour: The Remnants of Dutch New Amsterdam!
We were the only people on the tour with Mandy. She is fun and knowledgeable, tells tales and history seemlessly. Highly recommended.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Lower Manhattan is a must for travelers interested in New York City history or architecture.

  • The 9/11 Memorial is free to visit, but there’s a fee to enter the museum.

  • Many restaurants around Wall Street are closed on weekends.

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How to Get There

You can easily access Lower Manhattan via subway stations such as Wall Street, Rector Street, Fulton Street, Chambers Street Whitehall, and Broad Street.

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Trip ideas

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Empire Outlets

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Can't-Miss December Events

Bronx Little Italy (Arthur Avenue)

Bronx Little Italy (Arthur Avenue)

A Virtual Tour of NYC's Sex and the City Filming Locations

A Virtual Tour of NYC's Sex and the City Filming Locations

Don’t-Miss Dishes in New York City

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When to Get There

For a glimpse of the global financial trade in action, head to Wall Street on a weekday morning to watch traders going about their business. Conversely, weekends, when the banks are closed, can be eerily quiet. Any day of the week, however, is a good time for shopping or checking out the cluster of bars that have recently sprung up, such as the Dead Rabbit and Weather Up.

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Lower Manhattan Architecture

While in the neighborhood, you’ll see the grand New York Stock Exchange and the 18th-century Federal Hall—commemorating the site where the first United States Congress convened and George Washington was sworn in as president. Lower Manhattan is also home to Santiago Calatrava’s ultramodern World Trade Center Oculus and One World Trade Center—the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere, offering 360-degree views of New York City and beyond.

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