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Young Professionals Lower Manhattan Walking Tour
May 19 , 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Private tour with a professional guide of the Jewish Lower Manhattan including
Wall Street – New Amsterdam – First City Hall – Synagogues – Whitehall
DESCRIPTION: This tour goes along the “Colonial Triangle” of what was once “New Amsterdam,” before it became New York, focusing on the southernmost neighborhoods in Manhattan. Tour-goers visit the exteriors of former locations of Colonial sites in Lower Manhattan, including Whitehall, Stuyvesant’s first home, the early Spanish and Portuguese rented synagogues, the Mill Street Synagogue (the first synagogue built in North America), the Stadt Huys (the first City Hall) and more.
As we walk along this “Colonial Triangle”, we’ll discuss New York’s history while passing by Wall Street, Federal and City Hall and will end outside of Congregation Shearith Israel’s Chatham Square cemetery, which is the oldest surviving Jewish cemetery in New York City.
Meeting point: Meet your guide in front of the National Museum of the American Indian, located at 1 Bowling Green. This is the same building as the Alexander Hamilton Customs House, adjacent to the northeast corner of Battery Park.
$20 per person ($25 for walk-ins on Sunday, cash only).
(OPTIONAL) AFTER THE TOUR: following the tour, the group can decide if they want to have coffee or lunch together (not included in price)
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