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New York City Historic Walking Tour of Hamilton and Washington

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Step back in time and immerse yourself in the rich history of Hamilton and Washington on this thrilling walking tour through the streets of New York City. Led by a licensed tour guide and historian with over 20 years of experience, you'll walk in the footsteps of these iconic figures and relive the pivotal moments that shaped America. From the first reading of the Declaration of Independence to the Battle of Brooklyn, from Hamilton's role in the Compromise of 1790 to the duel with Aaron Burr, this tour brings history to life. Visit the sites of Washington's inauguration, the final resting place of the Hamiltons, and more. Whether you're a history buff or a fan of the hit musical, this tour promises an unforgettable experience. Don't miss your chance to uncover the secrets and stories of New York City's past.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Not Included
  • 3 hours
  • Suitable for 1-10 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Immersive tour for lovers of United States' history
  • Gain greater insight and understanding of the American Revolution
  • Fascinating stories that draw you into the past
  • Discover the importance of historic sites in Lower Manhattan
  • Visit the final resting place of Alexander and Eliza Hamilton
  • Small group - Limited to 16 people.
  • Licensed New York City Tour Guide
  • Gratuities

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Introduction

Discover the rich history of New York City with the New York City Historic Walking Tour of Hamilton and Washington. Led by a licensed tour guide and New York City historian, this immersive tour takes you through the streets of Lower Manhattan, where you will step back in time to the critical moments of American history. From the first reading of the Declaration of Independence to the inauguration of George Washington, this tour brings to life the stories of Alexander Hamilton and George Washington, two influential figures in American history.

What to expect?

During this 180-minute tour, you can anticipate a deep dive into the events and people that shaped the American Revolution. As you walk through historic locations, you will gain a greater understanding of the significance of these sites and their relevance to modern times. Engaging stories and fascinating anecdotes will transport you to a bygone era, allowing you to connect with the past in a truly immersive way.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for history enthusiasts, fans of the hit musical Hamilton, and anyone interested in exploring the roots of American democracy. Whether you are a local resident or a visitor to New York City, this experience will broaden your knowledge and appreciation of the city's rich history. All are welcome to join and discover the stories behind the iconic landmarks of Lower Manhattan.

Why book this?

Joining this tour means delving deep into the captivating history of the United States. With a knowledgeable guide who has over 20 years of experience, you'll uncover lesser-known stories and gain new perspectives on familiar historical events. From the financial district to Trinity Church, every stop on the tour offers a unique glimpse into the lives of Hamilton and Washington. You'll walk away with a newfound appreciation for the pivotal role these figures played in shaping the nation.

Good to know

Throughout the tour, you'll have the opportunity to visit sites such as Bowling Green, Fraunces Tavern Museum, and Trinity Church. Please note that the tour duration is approximately 180 minutes, and the meeting point is on the steps of 1 Bowling Green. As this is a walking tour, comfortable shoes are recommended. Engage in the rich history of the city with a licensed guide who will provide insightful commentary and intriguing anecdotes along the way.

Reviews

Travelers who have experienced the New York City Historic Walking Tour of Hamilton and Washington rave about the knowledgeable guide and their passion for history. Visitors appreciate the captivating stories and in-depth exploration of each site. Many highlight this tour as a must-do for history lovers and Hamilton enthusiasts alike. The immersive experience and personal touch of the guide create an unforgettable journey through the past. Overall, the tour receives high praise for its ability to bring American history to life in the heart of New York City.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House

This is an immersive tour for lovers of United States’ history and the musical Hamilton! The highly-rated tour is conducted by a licensed New York City tour guide with over 20 years of experience. You will gain greater insight and understanding of the people and events of the American Revolution and their relevance to today's world. Through fascinating stories along our engaging walk, you’ll be drawn into the past as you learn about an incredible history! NOTE: The stop times listed are estimated. At this stop, discover the importance of this building to Alexander Hamilton's role as the first Secretary of the Treasury.

Admission Not Included

Bowling Green

Discover the events that led up to the Revolutionary War on this historic site!

Fraunces Tavern Museum

This is the tavern where George Washington bade farewell to his officers. You'll learn about the farewell and other fascinating stories.

Admission Not Included

Wall Street

Relive George Washington's inauguration in 1789 on Wall Street. Hear stories of Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton.

New York Stock Exchange

We'll look at Alexander Hamilton's financial plan and his connection to this institution.

Admission Not Included

Federal Hall

Discover the site of the building that served as the first Capitol of the United States under the Constitution. We enter the building on days/times it is open.

Trinity Church

See the graveyard where Alexander and Eliza Hamilton are buried along with other notable Revolutionary War figures such as Hercules Mulligan. We enter on days/times it is open.

Reviews

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5 (123)

Robert_B

GREAT tour! Guide was super knowledgeable and able to connect with all participants. Highly recommend!

ksolari

History surprises. We did not realize so much of our country's history happened in New York. Very knowledgeable guide

I3318XYkarenb

This was a highlight of our trip. The tour guide Bruce was thoughtful, careful and extremely knowledgeable. My children mentioned that they “liked his voice when he talked about history” I know they were picking up on his genuine excitement about the history he was sharing. 18th century New York City came alive for me. I not only recommend this, I would do this tour again. Highly recommend.

Andrew_B

Our tour guide made this entire experience very interesting and fun for our family as we walked and talked about early American history and New York City's important role in the lives of both Washington and Hamilton.

justingP8789FB

Bruce was such an incredible tour guide! Very informative, very friendly, and extremely interesting. He did a great job unearthing details about lower Manhattan that have become hidden in plain sight and telling a full story about Hamilton and Washington's development and vision.

Maps02239934122

Tour guide Bruce Ramont offered a riveting tour that made familiar sites and buildings in the southern tip of Manhattan light up with significance. Ever wonder why it’s called Wall Street? And where was “the room where it happened?” Where did Hamilton meet Hercules Mulligan? He also delivered compelling stories about Washington, Hamilton, and the mixture of pluck and dumb luck that favored the Americans in the first years of their rebellion against the world’s largest military. Bruce brings intensive reading and research, tremendous energy and enthusiasm, and a notebook of historical paintings/ documents to the tour. I deeply respect his attention to the women in the story — Martha, Eliza, and the caravan of washerwomen, cooks, and nurses who accompanied the rebel army throughout the war.

Brynn_M

Our tour guide was named Bruce, he was phenomenal!! It was clear and evident that he did not just have a cookie cutter regurgitation of information; he truly LOVED the material he was discussing and was so knowledgeable. He was probably the most engaging tour guide I have had. He was funny, kind and so very enjoyable to be around. 10/10 recommend BRUCE!

Amanda B

An amazing tour! The guide was an authority on American history, wonderful public speaker, and quite personable. If you are into history, you were learn small tidbits you never knew.

864dawnf

Excellent tour. Bruce is a knowledgeable and engaging storyteller. We learned a lot and had good time. Highly recommend!

matthM3134GX

I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude to Bruce for the fantastic tour of historical New York City last weekend. Despite the snowy weather, his passion for the city's history and his engaging style truly made the tour an unforgettable experience for all of us. Exploring the streets of NYC while learning about its rich history with Hamilton and Washington was both educational and entertaining. Bruce’s knowledge and enthusiasm brought the city's past to life, and my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the tour. The tour was especially perfect after seeing Hamilton on Broadway.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-24 22:47