New York Growing Up: Lower Manhattan & Midtown Guided Walking Tour New York, NY

Babylon ToursBattery ParkNew York, NY 10004
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New York City has a storied history and during this semi-private guided tour you can learn all about it! Explore both Lower Manhattan and Midtown as you discover lesser known sites like Bowling Green as well as popular attractions such as the NYSE and Empire State Building. Along the way, you’ll not only see the sights but learn all about their importance in NYC’s evolution.

2 to 8 people

Good To Know

  • Semi-private tour with eight guests maximum.
  • Tour duration approximately 5.5 hours.
  • Learn about NYC, from its beginnings to now.


from New York Growing Up: Lower Manhattan and Midtown Guided Walking Tour
Spend one short day visiting two of New York’s most unmissable districts – Lower Manhattan and Midtown. On this 5 to 5.5-hour semi-private guided combo walking tour, you’ll discover the stories behind its colonial sites and skyscrapers that even most New Yorkers don’t know. Join your guide on a trip back in time that will reveal how The Big Apple has become the “City that Never Sleeps.”

During this tour, your enthusiastic guide will reveal historical sites including Bowling Green and Castle Clinton in Battery Park. They will introduce you to statesmen including George Washington and Alexander Hamilton at both Federal Hall and Trinity Church before fast-forwarding to the last century when the Charging Bull became the symbol for Wall Street and the NYSE. Discuss the clash of classic and modern architecture that creates New York’s distinct skyline before moving to modern times. You’ll learn the tragic tales lived by New Yorkers on 9/11 while visiting the official memorial as well as the firefighters’ memorial. The city has moved forward though, and the soaring Freedom Tower is the best example. Recently the Occupy Wall Street movement took over Zuccotti Park, demonstrating how the district is still a vital part of the city.

Then after a break for lunch, travel north to Midtown where your guide will help navigate the streets and landmarks that are part of the postcard-perfect New York that every visitor is seeking. Explore the lesser-known Marble Collegiate Church and then visit famed landmarks like the New York Public Library and the Morgan Library. Stroll through Madison Square Park and learn about the odd design of the Flatiron Building. Discuss the innovations that allowed the city to reach new heights during the skyscraper boom of the early 1900s. Learn about the Met Life Tower and the New York Life Building among other famous towers. Of course, you’ll hear all about the world-famous Empire State Building, one of the last great 20th century giants. Then have your camera ready to catch the commuters within the main terminal of Grand Central Station where you’ll learn about the landmark laws that preserve these beautiful historic buildings for future generations.

Highlights generally include (but are not limited to):
  • Battery Park
  • The Bull
  • Wall Street
  • 9/11 Memorial
  • Flatiron Building
  • MetLife Tower
  • Appellate Courthouse
  • Morgan Library
  • New York Public Library
  • Schwartzman Building
  • Grand Central Station
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Frequently Asked Questions about New York Growing Up: Lower Manhattan and Midtown Guided Walking Tour

How long is the tour?

Tour duration is approximately 5 hrs.

What ages are allowed on the tour?

All ages are welcome.

Where do is the tour meeting point?

It is located at Battery Park in New York, NY. The meeting point is inside Battery Park, on stairs opposite the entrance to Castle Clinton.

When does the tour start?

Tour starts at 10:30 AM, daily.

What does my admission fee include?

Included in the admission is a professional tour guide just for you; Break (Lunch/Coffee).

Do you operate rain or shine?

Whether it rains, snows, or shines, we run our tours. We advise you to be dressed accordingly to the weather. Check the forecast before coming out of the hotel. And wear comfortable shoes.

Is transportation provided?

There is no pick-up or drop-off available. This includes Airport transfer/shuttle services. Each tour has some specific meeting points.

Can I take photos during the tour?

Photos are allowed.