New York City

New York: The Story of Alexander Hamilton In Lower Manhattan

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New York Hamilton Happy Hour Small Group Tour with A Local Guide

From $40.00

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Alexander Hamilton spent much of his life in New York City, and many locations tied to his personal and public life can still be visited—if you know where to look. With this walking tour, explore the city through the eyes of a Founding Father. Hear stories about his life and death as you explore Zuccotti Park, the New York Stock Exchange, and Wall Street, as well as Hamilton’s tomb and favorite bar.
  • Learn about the fascinating life of Alexander Hamilton in New York City
  • Visit significant locations related to Hamilton, from his watering hole to his tomb
  • Admire the New York Stock Exchange, one of Hamilton's greatest achievements
  • A small group ensures a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Friendly Local, English-speaking guide
  • Visit and learn about Trinity Church
  • Walk in the footsteps of Alexander Hamilton on 10 different stops on the route
  • Pass by Wall Street, Custom House, Federal reserve, and learn some less known Hamilton’s stories
  • Check the oldest bars in New York where Hamilton himself used to drink with George Washington
  • Get tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks, food

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Charging Bull
    Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004, USA

    Charging Bull (meet your guide behind the bull sculpture), 24 Broadway, New York, NY 10004

End point

  • Fraunces Tavern
    54 Pearl St, New York, NY 10004, USA

    Fraunces Tavern, 54 Pearl St, New York, NY 10004, United States

What To Expect

Make your way to Trinity Church, where this two-hour tour begins, close to New York attractions and public transport. Learn how Hamilton arrived in America just before the Revolution, then quickly gained influence in the young country, and visit Zuccotti Park, the onetime site of Occupy Wall Street.

Trace Hamilton’s career through his role as the first Secretary of the United States’ treasury, and find out how it gave birth to the New York Stock Exchange. Look across the street to Federal Hall, where Hamilton saw George Washington sworn in as the nation’s first president.

Take in a pair of Wall Street skyscrapers that recall the deadly rivalry between Hamilton and Aaron Burr—including one that’s emblazoned with the name of Donald Trump.

This tour concludes at one of the oldest bars in New York City, where Alexander Hamilton used to drink with George Washington, and where you can raise a glass to the Founding Fathers.

Trinity Church

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Trinity Church Cemetery & Mausoleum

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Zuccotti Park

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Pass By)

Federal Hall

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Wall Street

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Fearless Girl

2 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

New York Stock Exchange

3 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Stone Street Historic District

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Fraunces Tavern Museum

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Small group tour with a maximum of 16 people
  • Please dress comfortably and appropriate for the weather as much of the tour takes place outside
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Terrible experience.
Steve_D, Apr 2024
NYC had a 5.1 earthquake on the day of our tour with after shock warnings. My 12 year old daughter from Ireland felt the earthquake and cried and begged not to do the tour. When I reached out to Viator and explained my child’s fear and asked for a refund I was told… tough shi-t. Not our problem.
NYC Tour
Joann_R, Apr 2024
What an interesting tour! Our guide was knowledgeable and fun! Saw areas of NYC that I didn’t even know existed.
Great!
Melissa_S, Apr 2024
The guide was great even with the miserable weather. We left early but not because of her or the tour itself.
Michaela is a great tour guide!
Amy_A, Apr 2024
Michaela, our tour guide was amazing! My kids aged 12 and 15 loved this tour. Michaela was energetic, knowledgeable and you can tell she loves talking about Hamilton and his history.
Best tour in nyc
Lindsay_B, Mar 2024
If you love Hamilton this tour is a must do. Sam was a FANTASTIC tour guide. Really felt like you were walking in Hamilton’s footsteps.
Interesting tour
Jamie_S, Mar 2024
Mickey was a wonderful tour guide. Knowledgeable and friendly. We had a great time and learned a lot in a short period.
A fun and insightful historical tour
STEPHANIE_D, Mar 2024
Micaela was a wonderful tour guide! She was knowledgeable and exuberant. I would definitely do another tour.
Fantastic info tour
Scott_F, Mar 2024
Trinity Church is the best part of the tour. Our guide Ace was excellent and knows a lot about New York and its history.
Sam was very enthusiastic...
David_J, Mar 2024
Sam was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Only problem was parts of his talk were hard to hear when walking. .
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Hi David, Thank you so much for your recent review of your tour with Sam. We are pleased to know that he was knowledgeable and enthusiastic, however it is disappointing to learn that you had a hard time hearing him while the group was in touring. We will be sure to address this with Sam, and we look forward to seeing you again in future. We appreciate your feedback.
Hamilton - Lower Manhattan Tour
Greg_R, Mar 2024
Sam did a wonderful job giving our group a sense of how Manhattan started in the area close to Battery Park and Bowling Green. We got a great deal of insight into how Hamilton, Washington, Jefferson and Burr were part of the Lower Manhattan scene during the various periods surrounding the American Revolutionary and post war period while also getting some insights into architectural changes that can be seen in many of the city’s “skyscrapers” which are located in this part of the city. It was also fascinating to understand why the the streets in this part of the city are patterned in Dutch fashion - much like Amsterdam, and then the more familiar “grid” system of streets begins to take place as you go northbound up the island - which was done as the British took over. Overall - great experience - especially if you’re interested in learning a little bit of the history of the city.
Be in the place where it happened.
Melissa_K, Feb 2024
Wow! This was quite a journey through time. Jessie did a superb job of making history come alive through her telling of the stories of the people and places related to Hamilton.
Hamilton and more!!!!
Lisa_C, Feb 2024
Everyone should visit lower Manhattan/Financial District and have Sam for your tour guide. Sam made it fun learning about the many historical sites and their impact today. He answered all questions we and the other guests had about the area. Thanks Sam!!
Fun and informative!
David_O, Feb 2024
A fun day exploring lower Manhattan and learning a lot about the founding father’s times in New York. Our guide, “Ace”, was informative and fun. We had a big, diverse group and all enjoyed it greatly.
Sam our tour guide was...
Lisa_S, Feb 2024
Sam our tour guide was awesome!! His knowledge was so great and he made the tour so fun. We learned a lot and Sam really made the tour so fun. Highly recommend asking for Sam!
A great NYC history tour!
Linda_A, Feb 2024
Astrid (Ace) was a terrific guide. Flexible, knowledgeable and very interactive. Knowing what used to be where skyscrapers are now gives a new perspective.
Great information and...
Ninain_M, Dec 2023
Great information and great tour guide. Just what we were looking for to learn more about NYC and Alexander Hamilton. Learned more about Aaron Burr as well.
Hamilton's Legacy
Katherine_A, Dec 2023
Our guide, Michael, was excellent! He related personally to each of us, including our 13 yr old who had a lot of questions. We all learned a lot we didn't know about early NYC and Hamilton - Mike had good stories that captured our imagination and interest in the history. Great experience.
Great tour, lots of great information!
Sarah_K, Nov 2023
Sam was a fantastic guide! My husband and I have been to NYC many many times and we both learned new things about the city. Would definitely recommend!!
Amazing Tour!
Caroline_H, Nov 2023
Fabulous tour by the amazing Jessie. Well-paced with lots of interesting stories and very engaging facts. Would definitely recommend even if you are already quite familiar with the story of Hamilton, as there was so much more to learn and fascinating seeing everything in person in old New York.
Excellent history tour!
Melanie_H, Nov 2023
Awesome tour through lower Manhattan following the history of the area and Alexander Hamilton. Our guide was full of knowledge, friendly, and welcomed all questions.
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