Explore the cemetery at Trinity Church and unearth legends of the ghost world like George Washington, Aaron Burr, and Alexander Hamilton.
Exercise your feet as well as the restless spirits of those driven to madness after the Great Stock Market crash.
Don’t lose your head as you try to spot the famous horseman of Kipp’s Bay.
Finally, to prove you “aren’t afraid of no ghosts,” drop into one of the filming sites of Ghost Busters 2.
- Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?
- Yes, advance ticket purchase is required. Tours typically sell out quickly. To maximize your chance of getting the date, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance. Tickets can be purchased online or over the phone with a Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.
- If a tour is sold out, can I get on a waiting list?
- We do not provide a waiting list. If a date and time is sold out, check to see if you can make another available date and time. If that's not an option, there is always a chance that we will add an additional tour. If you'd like to request a tour that is not on our schedule, please click on the "Contact WallStreet" link and let us know when you'd like to attend.
- How do I know if this tour is for me?
- If you are interested (or even just mildly interested) in ghosts and want to take a fun tour, this is the tour for you!
- Is this tour appropriate for children? Or is it too scary?
- Children are welcome on the tour! The 5:30 tour is more focused on the younger audience, and the 7:30 tour on the adult audience. Parents know their children best and should assess the situation individually. Since there is a lot of standing and walking please consider this when deciding whether the tours are appropriate for your child. Also, the tours require a certain level of physical stamina. We are on our feet for approximately 90 minutes. There are no hills or stairs on the walking tours.
- How physically fit do I need to be to enjoy this tour?
- We will walk at an easy pace and cover less than two miles during the tour. Our tours are generally appropriate for all ages and fitness levels, but please use your best judgment. We are on our feet for approximately 90 minutes, but there are no hills or stairs on the walking tours.
- Do the tours have anything to offer a native New Yorker?
- Definitely! Many of our attendees live right here in New York. Locals often join us to learn about the great buildings and architecture in the “Heart of Wall Street”. The financial district is brimming with lively tales and history that you will be surprised by! This tour is a fantastic way to rediscover your own hometown. Many locals also discover many new restaurants and bars on the tours.
- Do we go inside the Stock Exchange?
- Unfortunately not! Since 9/11, security is strict and the NYSE public gallery has been closed.
- Do we go inside any of the buildings featured on the tour?
- We do not go inside any of the buildings. However, you will have opportunities to take photos outside all of the stops we make.
- What happens if it rains?
- History happened in the rain as well. The tours are held rain or shine. You should dress appropriately for the day’s weather conditions and bring an umbrella if necessary.
- Are bathrooms available during the tours?
- There are no bathroom stops on the tours. However, there are several public bathrooms in the area and we strongly recommend that you use the facilities before meeting up for the tour.
- Is smoking allowed on the tour?
- The tours maintain a no-smoking policy.
- Does the tour guide accept gratuities?
- Gratuities are greatly appreciated, although not mandatory.
- Are cameras allowed on the tours?
- Yes! In fact, we strongly encourage participants to take photos during the tour. However, we do not allow video cameras or tape recorders.
- Are the tours accessible by baby stroller and wheelchair?
- Yes! all the sidewalks (pavements) have ramps and its one of the best areas in New York to visit by wheelchair or with a baby stroller. We suggest to take a taxi or NYC Bus to Downtown (wheelchairs can travel on all the NYC transit buses). Two Downtown subways have elevators. Since hurricane Sandy the nr 1 subway elevator (at South Ferry) is out of service and only the elevator on the nr 4 and 5 subway at Bowling Green is open and working.
- Do you offer private tours?
- Yes, we do offer private group tours. Please click on the "Contact WallStreet" link and we'll help you arrange a customized event.
- Do you offer gift certificates?
- Yes, gift certificates for our walking tours are available. Please click on the "Contact WallStreet" link and let us know what you're interested in and someone will get back to you shortly.
Wall Street Walks
Wall Street Walks provides guided walking tours of Lower Manhattan. Discover and trace the development of Wall Street as the world's financial capital - starting with the birth of Wall Street to its current status as the global center of finance.
A NYC walking tour provided by Wall Street Walks is your all-access pass to the stories behind Wall Street. See where Alexander Hamilton, the First Secretary of the Treasury, lived and founded the Bank of New York. Get to know the men who built Wall Street from a street-curb bazaar to the global center of wealth and power it is today. Hear the intriguing tales of moguls like Andrew Carnegie, JP Morgan and John D Rockefeller as we trace their footsteps down Wall Street. Tour Manhattan and experience the rise of America’s financial core and the business of business.
See the top NYC attractions as the tour makes stops at the New York Stock Exchange, Federal Hall, Trinity Church, Ground Zero, the 911 Memorial, Stone Street, the Trump Building, US Customs House and top NYC restaurants.
Founded in 2007 by Annaline Dinkelmann, a former Morgan Stanley professional and Wall Street Insider, the tours provide you a wealth of historic knowledge and fascinating stories that will give you a unique and memorable perspective of Wall Street. Join us today for this unique NYC tourism experience!