- Walk on the origal Dutch streets of New Amsterdam and see where the Dutch lived, planted their crops and kept their cows.
- See where George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, Thomas Jefferson and other founding fathers lived.
- Visit Fraunces Tavern, the oldest building in Manhattan
- Learn about Andrew Carnegie, John D Rockefeller and the other the men who build America.
Bowling Green, US Customs House, Wall Street, Federal Hall, Trinity Church, Ground Zero, "the Wall",
- 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 in history, the stock market, trade or just curious about Wall Street, you will enjoy this tour!
- What is the difference between all of your tours?
- The major difference between our tours is the subject matter. There is so much history to cover in the Wall Street area that each tour can only cover one subject! All the tours are the same with respect to route and duration except for the Federal Reserve tour, which is longer and includes a visit to the Reserve itself.
- Do we go inside the Stock Exchange?
- Unfortunately not! Since 9/11 security is strict and the NYSE public gallery has been closed.
- Are there any age restrictions?
- Children are welcome on the tour, but please bear in mind that some children have a limited attention span and therefore a 90 minute tour may not be appropriate for them. 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 and stairs on the walking tours.
- Do you offer discounted tickets for children and seniors?
- Absolutely. Kids and seniors are $15.00 only. Kids under 10 tour free.
- 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 the tours start and end at the same place?
- Generally the tours start on Wall Street and end at the World Trade Center / Ground site.Your tour guide will be happy to assist with directions at the end of the tour.
- What happens if it rains?
- We tour rain or shine. Many people on tour are from outside the city and thus cannot come back to take the tour another day. Please bring an umbrella in case of rain/bad weather forecast.
- Are bathrooms available during the tours?
- There are no bathroom stops on the tours. There are public bathrooms at Federal Hall and across the street from our tour start. 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.
- Are tours offered only in English?
- Yes, we only offer public tours in English only. Tours can be offered in other languages for private groups only.
- 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
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.
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!