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How Money Was Made Wall Street Walking Tour

1 Bowling Green New York, NY 10004
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How Money Was Made Wall Street Walking Tour
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How Money Was Made Wall Street Walking Tour
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A statue of a girl stands confidently with her hands on her hips facing the neoclassical facade of a building with tall columnsA statue of a girl stands confidently with her hands on her hips facing the neoclassical facade of a building with tall columnsA statue of a girl stands confidently with her hands on her hips facing the neoclassical facade of a building with tall columnsA statue of a girl stands confidently with her hands on her hips facing the neoclassical facade of a building with tall columns

Strap on your walking shoes and brace yourself for a taste of New York’s dynamic history with the thrilling 'How Money was Made: A Wall Street Walking Tour.' This guided walking tour invites you to dive into the financial epicenter of the world, the vibrant and bustling neighborhood of Wall Street, where empires have been built and fortunes have been won and lost.

Over the course of two informative and engaging hours, you will have the opportunity to trace the evolution of commerce in America. The tour kicks off at the birthplace of the US government, Federal Hall, before swooping you through pivotal financial landmarks such as the New York Stock Exchange, Trinity Church and the Charging Bull sculpture. Guided by an expert tour leader, you'll uncover fascinating tales of titans of industry, multi-billion dollar frauds, and epic financial collapses.

A fascinating aspect of this guided tour is its immersion into the past; delving into the origins of Wall Street from its inception as a Dutch trading post to becoming the financial powerhouse that we know today. Equipped with multimedia presentations on handheld tablets, the tour offers a vibrant insight into the past, juxtaposing the yesteryears with the hustle and bustle of today's financial markets. Don’t forget to dress comfortably and carry a bottle of water – you'll cover about one mile on foot!

The Wall Street Walking Tour is more than a simple sightseeing activity; it is a journey through time, illustrating the profound role Wall Street has played and continues to play in shaping America's economic and political landscapes. Notable highlights include the rise and fall of Bernie Madoff, the 2008 financial crash, and the unprecedented growth of the tech industry.

To end the expedition, your guide will provide context to recent events such as the GameStop stock trading frenzy, helping you understand the nuances of the contemporary financial world paralleled with historical richness. This Wall Street tour does not just provide a history lesson; it highlights the cyclical nature of markets, the resonance in history, and the foreshadowing of future trends.

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 Stop at  Battery Park in New York, NY
Escape NYC's urban jungle to Battery Park; a waterfront haven of history, beauty, and entertainment. Boasting sweeping views of New York Harbor, the park is host to a variety of stunning monuments and attractions. Delve into the history at the WW2 East Coast Memorial or embark on a ferry to Lady Liberty.
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 Stop at  Bowling Green
Bowling Green is a lush oasis nestled in the heart of New York City's bustling Financial District. Established in 1733, it's known as the city's oldest park, brimming with rich history. Elegant, historic design elements complement the modern skyscrapers that surround it—including the Charging Bull statue, an iconic emblem of Wall Street. Here, you'll experience the tranquility in a vibrant urban setting—a delightful juxtaposition in the midst of NYC.
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 Stop at  Charging Bull NYC in New York, NY
Experience the majestic energy of the iconic Charging Bull statue in New York City. This emblem of financial fortune beckons the daring to face Wall Street's robust spirit. Crafted with bronze charm and fierce features, the bull magnetizes individuals yearning for a touch of luck—a must-visit symbol of prosperity in the heart of the Big Apple.
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 Stop at  Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Dive into the heart of America's financial infrastructure by visiting the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Unearth the secrets of this Bond Street giant, where a staggering 25% of the world’s gold is stashed. Explore its awe-inspiring Gold Vault, witness behind-the-scenes operations, and unravel the mysteries of money! Uncover a unique fusion of history, finance and architecture, making the Fed a must-visit destination.
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 Stop at  Fraunces Tavern Museum
Step into the pages of history at Fraunces Tavern Museum in New York. This living testament to America's revolutionary past hums with centuries-old narratives. Encounter art and artifacts narrating pre- and post-Revolutionary New York, embrace the tales that birthed a nation, and retrace George Washington's farewell address to his soldiers. Engage with history at this evocative, educational gem.
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 Stop at  National Museum of the American Indian
Unearth the stories of Native America at the National Museum of the American Indian. With a focus on celebrating the history, languages, literature, and arts of the indigenous nations of the Western hemisphere, the museum sparks curiosity, encourages understanding, and instills a profound respect for the complexities of indigenous civilizations. It's a cultural treasure nestled in bustling New York City.
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 Pass By  Trinity Church in New York, NY
Steeped in history, Trinity Church is a captivating blend of spiritual reverence and architectural grandeur in New York City. Dating back to the 17th century, this cherished landmark radiates an old-world charm, marked by its towering Gothic-style spire and striking stained-glass windows. Inside, visitors can witness a diverse array of art and monuments, a testament to the city's rich and enduring legacy.
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 Stop at  Wall Street
Descend into the fast-paced world of finance at Wall Street, an emblem of economic power. Stand in awe of landmarks like the Federal Hall and NYSE. Feel the pulse of global money markets in the 'Big Apple.'

The 'How Money was Made: A Wall Street Walking Tour' provides an enlightening exploration of commerce, fluid economies, and tales of fortunes won and lost on the streets that shaped America. Don't miss this opportunity for an exciting and educational stroll through history, experiencing unrivaled access to New York's financial district. Remember, Wall Street may be about numbers, but its story is incredibly human.

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