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The Birth of a Country, Capitalism and Rebellion: A Journey Through Historic Wall Street

New York, NY


  • Washington stares at the NYSE.
  • Statue of America with Labor spinning "wheel of progress."
  • Drawing of Fort Amsterdam in the 17th century.
  • The Charging Bull at the top of the Bowling Green.
  • Posing with the front of the bull.
  • Alexander Hamilton's grave.
  • Robert Fulton's grave.
  • Moving bars in the Gold Vault of the Federal Reserve.  Note the special protective footwear.  (Photo: The Discovery Channel)
  • Symbols of security and stability: large stone blocks, wrought iron lanterns and window grills.
  • A view of the NYSE from the north.
  • An old postcard of the NYSE.
  • Federal Hall.
  • George Washington's inauguration Bible.
  • The Trump Building at 40 Wall St.
  • Reporters and observers near the NYSE observe the aftermath of the 1920 anarchist explosion.
  • India House.
  • The Revolutionary War-era dining scene at Fraunces Tavern.

2 hours
1.0 mi
Guided by Michael

Overview
What today is the financial capital of America was the 17th century urban center of Nieuw Amsterdam. Discover the neo-classical architecture, cobblestoned alleys, Revolutionary War-era stomping grounds and hallowed financial institutions that compose the Wall Street district. We will visit eight locations in Wall Street that bring the city's history to life. Wall Street overflows with centuries-worth of secrets, deals, conspiracies and narratives waiting to be told.

About Your Guide
Kansas born, Ohio raised, New Jersey schooled, and now: New York native. I devour history and non-fiction books, especially anything about Nieuw Amsterdam, Gotham, The Five Boroughs and the Empire City. My dog and I endure four flights of stairs to reach our Upper West Side apartment, but wouldn't change a thing.

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Guide Points
  1. US Customs House
  2. The Charging Bull
  3. Trinity Church
  4. Federal Reserve Bank
  5. New York Stock Exchange
  6. Federal Hall
  7. The Trump Building
  8. India House
  9. Fraunces Tavern

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