Financial Crisis Tour of New York

15 Broad Street

On this unique walking tour of New York City, you will explore the world-famous financial district of Wall Street and learn from real industry insiders about the recent global financial crisis. Become privy to the secrets of the New York City financi... more

On this unique walking tour of New York City, you will explore the world-famous financial district of Wall Street and learn from real industry insiders about the recent global financial crisis. Become privy to the secrets of the New York City financial giants and hear first-hand accounts of the events of 2008 that brought down such global giants as Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns. An enthralling and intellectually stimulating way to tour one of the world's most famous streets! You will meander through the narrow, winding streets of Lower Manhattan led by Wall Street experts, who will tell you exclusive stories from inside the trenches that will inform and shock you! Learn how some traders made billion dollar profits while banks collapsed, and find out more about the volatile culture and lifestyle of the Wall Street Trader. Explore the fascinating, historical district of Wall Street that it is a living, breathing body that still affects the world today. You will discover rich history and visit famous financial landmarks, such as the New York Stock Exchange, Federal Reserve, and Charging Bull. Even born and bred New Yorkers will gain valuable insight through storytelling an... more

On this unique walking tour of New York City, you will explore the world-famous financial district of Wall Street and learn from real industry insiders about the recent global financial crisis. Become privy to the secrets of the New York City financial giants and hear first-hand accounts of the events of 2008 that brought down such global giants as Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns. An enthralling and intellectually stimulating way to tour one of the world's most famous streets!

You will meander through the narrow, winding streets of Lower Manhattan led by Wall Street experts, who will tell you exclusive stories from inside the trenches that will inform and shock you! Learn how some traders made billion dollar profits while banks collapsed, and find out more about the volatile culture and lifestyle of the Wall Street Trader.

Explore the fascinating, historical district of Wall Street that it is a living, breathing body that still affects the world today. You will discover rich history and visit famous financial landmarks, such as the New York Stock Exchange, Federal Reserve, and Charging Bull.

Even born and bred New Yorkers will gain valuable insight through storytelling and personal interaction with former Wall Street professionals. If you have an interest in finance, current affairs or want to learn more about the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, this New York City tour is for you!


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Financial District Description

Financial Crisis Tour of New York is located in the Financial District neighborhood of Manhattan. The financial hub of the United States, the seat of New York City government, and home to some of New York's oldest buildings, the Financial District has an illustrious history. 17th century settlers began building here, and given the many seafarers of the time, boats could be conveniently docked at one of the slips right near the settlements of wooden homes. Right nearby, in the heart of the district is Federal Hall, where George Washington was inaugurated as the first President of the United States in 1789, also the meeting site for the First Congress. New York City was both the capital of the United States and New York State at the time.

The street names reflect the district's fascinating history: Fulton Street, named after Robert Fulton, the inventor of the steamboat; Maiden Lane, originally called Magde Platje in Dutch; Beaver Street, recalling the once-significant beaver pelt trade, etc.

The area today houses some great economic powerhouses, including the headquarters of major banks, the New York Stock Exchange, in addition to the World Financial Center. Contrasts are extraordinary, from old two- and three-story old brick buildings near South Street Seaport to the nearby modern mega-skyscrapers. Some of the numerous other attractions include Fraunces Tavern, where George Washington bid farewell to his troops (also, they have a museum!); the newly-landscaped City Hall Park; the Museum of the American Indian and the US Custom House at Bowling Green; Trinity Church, the first parish church in New York City and the resting place of Alexander Hamilton and Robert Fulton, among others; War Of 1812 strong hold Castle Clinton; the Staten Island-bound South Ferry; Battery Park; and the Federal Reserve Bank. Sadly, the biggest attraction since 9/11 has been the former World Trade Center site, although, thankfully, construction has finally filled the long-standing gouge in Lower Manhattan's face, and the stunning 9/11 Memorial and its attendant museum are welcome signs of a healing city. And, of course, soaring a symbolic 1,776 feet over the memorial is the new 1 World Trade Center!

Info

15 Broad Street
New York, NY 10005

Editorial Rating

Tour Admission Cost

From $50
Children under 14 are free

Tour Duration And Additional Info

2 hours
Inclusions:
* Walking tour
* Professional guide

Exclusions:
* Gratuities (optional)
* Hotel pickup and drop off

Additional Information:
* Confirmation will be received at time of booking
* A moderate amount of walking is involved

Local Operator Information
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

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