The New York Stock Exchange started as a group of businessmen working under a Buttonwood tree. How did they become the largest, most watched financial exchange in the world?
Who are the most powerful brokers in the world today?
Learn about financial icons J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller and how they made history.
Explore Delmonico's, Stone Street and the other fine dining restaurants in the financial district where Wall Street power brokers go to lunch. Maybe you will see Wall Street strategists plot and plan their markets on the back of paper napkins!
Learn the importance of the Dow Jones Index so that you can understand what financial shows are talking about when they give their closing bell reports.
The New York Stock Exchange
US Customs House
The Wall Street Bull – Yes, you can take a picture of yourself with the bull. Yes, can also follow him on Twitter @thewallstbull
Wall Street (New York, NY)
(Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)
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 New York 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 history of Wall Street and New York is really many stories of money and how it shaped the city.
There is so much to talk about, that we split our tours into themes to highligh more of the New York history or more of the financial history.
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?
Yes and no.
Certain buildings are closed on the weekends and other don't allow people to do inside.
During the winter when its cold we do go inside some of the buildings to warm up.
However, you will have opportunities to take photos outside all of the stops we make.
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.
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.
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 are available and make perfect gifts for holidays, birthdays or any other occasion! To purchase a gift certificate, please click on the "Gift Certificates: Purchase" link in the box above.
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.
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!