Lower Manhattan – So Much Fun For Free

New York’s most exciting and enticing destination has more to see and do than any other square mile in the world – and much of it is free! You can start by exploring the area with our Explore Lower Manhattan Self-Guided Walking Tour, which features some of the most significant sites and attractions in New York City, and all for free. The destinations include:

Brooklyn Bridge
Castle Clinton National Monument
Charging Bull at Bowling Green Park
City Hall
Federal Hall National Memorial
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Historic Battery Park
National September 11 Memorial & Museum
New York Stock Exchange
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian/U.S. Custom House
Stone Street Historic District 
St. Paul’s Chapel
Trinity Church
Wall Street

iPhone and iPad users can find an audio version of the tour using the free Locacious mobile app, which allow users to access audio tours for each Lower Manhattan site. Download it for free by clicking here or by visiting iTunes (search for “Locacious”).

Lower Manhattan has grown and flourished over the last 400 years. It is home to the most iconic symbols of old New York, from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Statue of Liberty, Federal Hall, where George Washington was sworn into office, the New York Stock Exchange, the Staten Island Ferry, and two branches of the Smithsonian. Always a popular destination, Lower Manhattan’s attractions have remained must-see over the past decade for local, regional and international tourists.

And there is so much more than what we’ve just highlighted in our walking tour. As you explore Lower Manhattan, you will happen upon many more historic sites, memorials, and amenities.  So as you walk around, consider visiting:

African Burial Ground
Canyon of Heroes
Governors Island
Hudson River and East River Esplanades
Imagination Playground
Irish Hunger Memorial 
River To River Festival
(seasonal)
South Street Seaport
Staten Island Ferry
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
World Financial Center