Safe Shopping

African American Walking Tour of Downtown Manhattan

1 Bowling Green New York City, New York 10004
800-717-9981  
African American Walking Tour of Downtown Manhattan
Detail Duration: 3 hours
Detail It lasts approximately 3 hours.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Handicap Accessible
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
African American Walking Tour of Downtown Manhattan Schedule Schedule
African American Walking Tour of Downtown Manhattan
Upcoming Schedule:
Jan
25
Sat
10:00 AM
Jan
26
Sun
10:00 AM
Jan
28
Tue
10:00 AM
Jan
29
Wed
10:00 AM
Jan
30
Thu
10:00 AM
Feb
1
Sat
10:00 AM
Feb
2
Sun
10:00 AM
Feb
4
Tue
10:00 AM
Feb
5
Wed
10:00 AM
Feb
6
Thu
10:00 AM
Feb
8
Sat
10:00 AM
Feb
9
Sun
10:00 AM
Feb
11
Tue
10:00 AM
Feb
12
Wed
10:00 AM
Feb
13
Thu
10:00 AM
Feb
15
Sat
10:00 AM
Feb
16
Sun
10:00 AM
Feb
18
Tue
10:00 AM
Feb
19
Wed
10:00 AM
Feb
20
Thu
10:00 AM
Feb
22
Sat
10:00 AM
Feb
23
Sun
10:00 AM
Feb
25
Tue
10:00 AM
Feb
26
Wed
10:00 AM
Feb
27
Thu
10:00 AM
Mar
1
Sat
10:00 AM
Mar
2
Sun
10:00 AM
Mar
4
Tue
10:00 AM
Mar
5
Wed
10:00 AM
Mar
6
Thu
10:00 AM
View Complete Schedule
African American Walking Tour of Downtown Manhattan Photos (14)
A person is gesturing while discussing artworks in an exhibition spaceA person is gesturing while discussing artworks in an exhibition spaceA person is gesturing while discussing artworks in an exhibition spaceA person is gesturing while discussing artworks in an exhibition space

Welcome to an immersive journey through history in the African American Walking Tour of Downtown Manhattan. Prepare to embark on an enlightening venture into the vibrant, extensive African-American history in one of the most iconic locations in the world - Downtown Manhattan. Grasp the milestones of African-American history as you explore notable stops, from the former site of the New York City Slave Market to the African Burial Ground National Monument.

During this riveting two-hour tour, you'll be guided by a knowledgeable historian who passionately shares the heritage and profound contributions of African-Americans to New York City's rich tapestry. Expect to cover a mile, ensuring comfortable footwear for an easy stroll through the cobbled streets of downtown Manhattan. Anticipate witnessing notable sites like the African Burial Ground National Monument, a final resting place for free and enslaved Africans, and the former location of the Wall Street Slave Market, revealing a shocking chapter of New York's past. Discover lesser-known African-American landmarks that played a pivotal role in building modern America.

Embark on a tale of resilience, innovation, and tenacity embedded deep within the architecture and spirit of Manhattan. Learn about the Great Fire of 1835 and how it led to the construction of David Ruggles’ hydrant, a crucial invention from an African-American abolitionist, which has undoubtedly saved countless lives across the city. Discover the remarkable backgrounds of landmarks like the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Harlem Hospital Center, which showcases the invaluable imprints of African-American culture.

The African American Walking Tour of Downtown Manhattan is not merely a sightseeing excursion, but it's a captivating revelation of the story of African-Americans that lie etched in the city's walls. Unveil the poignant struggles, victorious triumphs, and enduring influences that fragment a story untold, yet persistently present in the foundations of the city's grandeur. Ethereal reminders of the past, from the immense struggles for freedom to the fight against racial prejudice, echo through the city streets, enriching and deepening the experience.

Photo
 Stop at  African Burial Ground National Monument
Immerse yourself in a profound piece of history at the African Burial Ground National Monument in New York. This meaningful site, discovered in 1991, pays tribute to enslaved Africans with a beautifully curated memorial. It stands as a rare urban archaeological find, chronicling a dark chapter and honoring resilience. Step into a sacred space that resonates powerfully with lessons of courage, hope, and human dignity.
Photo
 Stop at  Foley Square/Federal Plaza
Immerse yourself in the vibrant spirit of New York City at Foley Square Federal Plaza. This historic hub, nestled amidst Manhattan's bustling streets, offers a serene oasis adorned with stunning architecture, significant monuments, and a rich history. Whether it's appreciating the artistry of the buildings or relaxing in the verdant environs, Foley Square guarantees an unforgettable metropolis experience.
Photo
 Stop at  National Museum of the American Indian
Immerse yourself in a rich tapestry of history at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Dive into centuries-old cultures, explore artifacts, and stand in awe of beautiful Native American art, all nestled in the magnificent Beaux-Arts building in downtown Manhattan. Come share in the resilient narrative of America's diverse Indigenous heritage!
Photo
 Stop at  New York City Hall
Immerse yourself in the political heart of the Big Apple at New York City Hall. Tucked within its stunning Georgian architecture is over two centuries of urban lore and civic achievements. Gaze at its exceptional rotunda, delve into its rich historical tales, and maybe catch a glimpse of current city officials at work. Undoubtedly an illuminating stop for history and architecture enthusiasts.
Photo
 Stop at  Wall Street
Grasp the literal essence of money at Wall Street, New York City. The buzz of transactions, the historic stone facades, and the sea of business suits may have you feeling like you're amidst a Hollywood movie. Dip into the secrets of the global financial world whilst indulging in the city's best coffee shops and classy restaurants that line the streets.
Photo
 Stop at  Maiden Lane Manhattan
Immerse yourself in the elegant charm of Maiden Lane, Manhattan! Nestled in the heart of New York City, this enchanting side street is steeped in vibrant history and brimming with creativity. Discover a treasure trove of quaint boutiques, delightful dining venues, and artfully crafted jewelry stores. Experience the alluring blend of time-honored legacy and contemporary style at Maiden Lane!

To close, the African American Walking Tour of Downtown Manhattan delivers an unparalleled dive into a pivotal portion of history that sparks revelation and respect. It's a thoughtful, eye-opening journey into the narratives that shaped the city we know and adore today. This tour is essential not just for history enthusiasts, but for anyone yearning to understand the diverse cultural influences that mold New York City's spirit and identity. This journey offers a chance to view the city through a different lens, traversing the course of history with each step. Join us in this enriching exploration to appreciate Manhattan’s multitude layers of history and culture undeniably influenced by the African-American community.

Frequently Asked Questions for African American Walking Tour of Downtown Manhattan:
  • What methods of transportation does the African American Walking Tour of Downtown Manhattan use?
    This is a walking tour.
  • Approximately how long does the African American Walking Tour of Downtown Manhattan last?
    It lasts approximately 3 hours.
  • For what ages is the tour appropriate?
    Great for all ages!
  • Is photography / video recording allowed on the African American Walking Tour of Downtown Manhattan?
    Yes.
  • Is the African American Walking Tour of Downtown Manhattan handicap accessible?
    Yes.

Book Now!
Date: Adults: Children:
CHECK AVAILABILITY
BuySafe

Contact Customer Service at
800-717-9981
Secure Online Payment Options
credit card logos