Wall Street is synonymous with New York's Financial District and the New York Stock Exchange. The history of early New York, of New World capitalism and American commerce all come together in Wall Street, named for the protective barrier that once marked the northern boundary of the tiny Dutch settlement known as New Amsterdam.
There are some grand examples of architecture on Wall Street, including the classic pediments and pillars of the New York Stock Exchange and the 18th-century Federal Hall, commemorating the site where the first US Congress convened and Washington was sworn in as president.
On Broadway at Wall Street, historic Trinity Church hosts choral concerts and has an interesting museum and cemetery.
Although it was rainy and cold our tour guide Tom was excellent in providing details and answering our questions.
Review by Bec, February 2013
Doing what: New York City and Wall Street Financial Crisis Tour
Our tour guide was very knowledgable about the crisis and the buildings and companies who occupied them. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and found it very insightful.
Our guide Tom was brilliant. His sense of humour and extensive knowledge made the tour really informative and entertaining. Great tour!
Wall Street is in Lower Manhattan, running east from Broadway to South Street and the East River. The closest subway stations are on William Street and Broadway.