Bowling Green Tours

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The oldest public park in one of America’s oldest cities, Bowling Green offers a serene escape in the middle of New York City’s urban jungle. Situated at the heart of the financial center and beside Wall Street, it is home to the famous Charging Bull bronze statue that has become a symbol of New York. Many visit the bull, which stands for aggression and economic success, to receive good luck.

The public area dates all the way back to 1733, and you’ll notice it is still surrounded by an 18th century iron fence. The teardrop-shaped square is framed with trees and manicured greenery, with an elegant fountain at its center and many benches for people to pause and enjoy.

Historically the space did indeed house a bowling green. It has also served as a trade route, market, and even a cattle field. It has always been a central meeting point in the city. It is even thought that the sale of Manhattan lands from an Indian tribal leader took place on these grounds.

Practical Info

Bowling Green is located in lower Manhattan at the intersection of State and Whitehall Streets. To get there by Subway, take lines 4 or 5 to Bowling Green. It is nearby to both the New York Stock Exchange and the 9/11 Memorial.
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Address: Whitehall St, New York City, New York, USA 10004, USA
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Hours: Open daily 6am-1am
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Guided Private Underground New York Subway Tour

Learn the secrets of New York’s subway on a 2.5-hour underground tour with a private guide. Hear stories about the engineering, technology and people behind the subway’s construction. Discover legends and secrets about abandoned levels, hidden stations and fake houses that disguise escape routes around the city. See official and unofficial art as you follow the 1904 line from Bowling Green to Grand Central Terminal, and get a surprising look at places that every New Yorker sees—but few notice.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Alexander Hamilton Private Walking Tour

Get to know Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of the United States, on this guided, 90-minute, small-group walking tour in New York City. Visit the Financial District in Lower Manhattan and see where Hamilton lived and worked. Get to know much more about the man as well as his family and friends. It’s a great precursor to the award-winning Broadway musical ‘Hamilton.’
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Hamilton Musical Walking Tour

Stroll through the life of Alexander Hamilton in New York City and the Tony Award-winning 'Hamilton' musical on a 2-hour walking tour that features songs from the hit Broadway show. Whether you have already seen the show, plan to see it soon, or simply love the cast album, this tour provides context to the story as you explore lower Manhattan from the perspective of Alexander Hamilton.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Full-Day New York City Tour by Bus

Have only a limited amount of time to explore New York? Make the most of your stay on this seamless, full-day tour. Meet in the morning at a convenient Midtown location, and set off. Traveling via comfortable coach, you’ll see a number of highlights across Manhattan, from Fifth Avenue and Rockefeller Center to Central Park, Wall Street, and the 9/11 Memorial. The tour also includes round-trip ferry transit to Liberty Island (where entry to the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal is included) and Ellis Island, plus several guided walking stops.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Revolutionary War Era Walking Tour

Head back in time a few centuries to Revolutionary War–era New York City on this entertaining and informative guided walking tour. Learn about the history of New York in the late 18th century and visit some of the city's oldest still-functioning properties, including St. Paul’s Chapel and Fraunces Tavern. Learn about some famed historical figures, including George Washington, from a guide who’s a regular contributor to Travel Channel's Mysteries at the Museum.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Wall Street and 911 Memorial Walking Tour

Explore the bustling, vibrant capital of world finance with a 1.5-hour walking tour of Wall Street, and learn its history of soaring fortunes, dramatic crashes and intrigues. Follow your guide through the heart of Manhattan, and enjoy live narration on a personal audio device. Hear about the dynamic characters that shaped the American economy, pause for a selfie with the Wall Street bull and bear, and see the the lofty architecture that defines this compact neighborhood. Finish your tour at the 9/11 Memorial, a moving museum at the Ground Zero site.
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Lower Manhattan Tour: Wall Street and 911 Memorial

Spend your morning learning about one of the nation's biggest tragedies during this Lower Manhattan tour of Wall Street and the 911 Memorial. Explore the Financial District and walk in the shadows of Wall Street's towering skyscrapers as you learn about the history of finance and banking from your friendly guide. Then head to the 9/11 Memorial, where you'll discover the history and impact of this dark day's events on the city and on the world.
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Small-Group Downtown New York and 911 Memorial Tour with Pedestal Access to Statue of Liberty

Explore downtown Manhattan and the heart of New York City on this historic, guided, 2-hour tour. See where Manhattan began, at Fort Amsterdam. Visit Bowling Green Park and the famous Charging Bull. See where George Washington bid farewell to his troops at the Fraunces Tavern, New York's oldest building. Finally, walk through the space of the former World Trade Center, where the tragic events of 9/11 took place. Then take a ferry ride to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, featuring pedestal access tickets.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Lower Manhattan: Secrets of Downtown Walking Tour

Explore the architecture of New York City’s world-famous financial district on this fascinating 1.5-hour walking tour. Led by a knowledgeable local guide, discover some of the financial district’s most popular downtown buildings as well as some lesser-known and harder to find spots. See everything from Battery Park, the New York Stock Exchange and Wall Street to 28 Liberty Place, the Helmsley Building, Zucotti Park and much more. Also, witness the site of an architectural dig from the 1970s plus both the old and new Staten Island ferry terminals.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Skip-the-line Private Combo Walking Tour: Lower Manhattan & Midtown Manhattan

Discover New York City's inspiring history and iconic landmarks on a guided tour of Lower and Midtown Manhattan. Hear stories of Alexander Hamilton, see the bustling province of Wall Street traders, and pay tribute at the 9/11 Memorial Plaza. Then head uptown to stroll in the shadow of architectural marvels like the Empire State Building, New York Public Library, and Grand Central Station, plus lesser-known treasures that many tourists miss.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Private New York City Historic Downtown and Wall Street Walking Tour Including 911 Memorial

See downtown Manhattan with ease and efficiency on a private walking tour that hits the area’s top landmarks, including Battery Park, Wall Street, Alexander Hamilton’s gravesite, and the 9/11 Memorial. The private tour ensures the full and undivided attention of your guide, whose presence allows you to absorb the sights without the stress of navigating on your own.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Half Day Small-Group New York City Tour with One World Trade

Have only a short stay in New York planned? Soak up the city’s atmosphere, and see its major highlights in less than a day, on this small-group walking tour. Begin in Lower Manhattan, where you’ll venture to Wall Street, visit the 9/11 Memorial, and ascend One World Trade Center—the city’s tallest building. Continue to Chinatown and Little Italy, hop the subway to Greenwich Village (own expense), journey up to Grand Central Terminal, see the Chrysler Building and Times Square, and much more.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Two Bridges and a Bull 5 Mile Sightseeing Running Tour

Start your day strong with a leisurely 5-mile sightseeing run. As you follow your guide at an easy pace over the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges and into Wall Street, you’ll see more of the city in one morning than you could if walking. Take breaks to learn about landmarks you may not have noticed on your own, and finish the tour at the iconic Charging Bull statue.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Skip-the-line Semi-Private Combo Tour: Lower Manhattan & Midtown Manhattan

Visit two of New York City’s essential districts in one day on a small-group combo tour of Lower Manhattan and Midtown. See where past and present collide as you learn about the city’s Dutch colonial roots layered under the economic powerhouse of Wall Street, and remember those lost at the 9/11 Memorial. Then head uptown to walk among landmark buildings like the Empire State Building and New York Public Library as you explore Midtown's architectural legacy.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Private 6 hour NYC Highlights Walking Tour with One World Trade Access

This guided NYC walking tour takes the stress out of navigating New York neighborhoods, allowing you to easily see the city's top highlights on foot. Starting in Downtown Manhattan, visit Wall Street, the 9/11 Memorial, and gain free entry to One World Trade Center. From there, stroll through historic neighborhoods before taking a quick subway ride uptown to see the Chrysler Building, Rockefeller Center, and the lights of Times Square.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Tour of the Remnants of Dutch New Amsterdam in NYC

Discover the birthplace of New York City on this fascinating, 2-hour sightseeing tour in Lower Manhattan. New Amsterdam was a 17th-century Dutch settlement established at the southern tip of Manhattan Island and was renamed New York in 1664, in honor of the Duke of York. Learn about New York’s founding stories and happenings while standing in the very place where they occurred — Wall Street, Battery Park, Bowling Green and more.
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