How Money Was Made: Wall Street Walking Tour
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What you'll do
This tour of New York’s famous financial district takes in Wall Street, the Charging Bull sculpture, the New York Stock Exchange and more.
Take a Walking Tour of Wall Street with The New York Pass®
- Includes a live commentary exploring the financial and political importance of Wall Street and discussing Lower Manhattan’s rebirth following 9/11.
- Visit the Fraunces Tavern, Trinity Church, the Charging Bull statue at Bowling Green, and much more.
Your informative guide will take you through a history of Wall Street and introduce you to the pioneers and visionaries who made it the global financial institution it is today.
Experience the Thrill of Wall Street in New York
In the heart of New York City, Wall Street stands as a symbol of economic might. Why not delve into its fascinating history and present-day intrigue?
Discover Wall Street Through Guided Tours
Immerse yourself in the pulsating energy of Wall Street with guided tours, offering insights into this financial powerhouse. Add the NY Stock Exchange tour to your itinerary, providing an exclusive peek into the world of finance.
You’ll hear about the stock market crashes and financial crises, learn of robber barons and their impact on the New York economy, and discover how the effects of aggressive economic growth shaped the local community.
Wall Street Tour highlights
New York Stock Exchange
Visit the place where all the action happens. Behind the Beaux Arts exterior with its colonnaded facade lies the world’s largest stock exchange. Hear about its history and grab a selfie with the Fearless Girl statue who stands defiantly outside.
The financial district’s other famous sculpture lies at the tip of Bowling Green, New York’s oldest public park. Arturo di Modica’s imposing 11-foot-tall bronze bull has become a defining image of Wall Street, symbolizing aggressive financial optimism and prosperity.
Admire the impressive Gothic Revival-style architecture of this much-loved Episcopalian parish church in the heart of the financial district. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton and many of his family members are interred in the cemetery here.
General George Washington, who later of course became the first President of the United States, used this tavern as a headquarters as America fought to break free from British rule during the American War of Independence.
Wall Street New York FAQs
Q. How did Wall Street become synonymous with finance?
A. Wall Street became synonymous with finance due to its historical role as the location of the first organized stock market in the United States, attracting financial institutions and professionals who contributed to its growth and reputation as a global financial hub.
Q. What is the significance of the Wall Street Bull?
A. The Wall Street Bull, also known as the Charging Bull, is a bronze sculpture symbolizing optimism and prosperity in the financial markets, and it has become an iconic landmark representing the resilience and power of the financial district.
Q. Are there any notable landmarks besides financial institutions on Wall Street?
A. In addition to financial institutions, Wall Street is home to several notable landmarks, such as Trinity Church, Federal Hall, the historic Fraunces Tavern, and the Museum of American Finance, providing visitors with a glimpse into the area's rich historical and cultural heritage.
Q. Can I take a guided tour inside the New York Stock Exchange?
A. Unfortunately, guided tours inside the New York Stock Exchange are not available to the general public, as access is restricted to authorized personnel and invited guests; however, you can still appreciate its grand architecture and learn about its history from the exterior.
Q. Does Wall Street host any events or festivals?
A. Wall Street occasionally hosts events and festivals that celebrate finance, entrepreneurship, and the financial district's heritage, such as the Wall Street Decathlon, the Ticker Tape Parade for victorious sports teams, and the annual lighting of the Christmas tree at the New York Stock Exchange.
Q. Are there any museums or exhibitions dedicated to finance near Wall Street?
A. Yes, near Wall Street, you can find the Museum of American Finance, which offers engaging exhibits and educational programs exploring the history, culture, and impact of finance in the United States, providing visitors with a deeper understanding of Wall Street's significance.
Know before you go
This attraction requires advanced booking.
Getting in: show your pass to the tour guide at the meeting point at the bottom of the steps in front of the Museum of the American Indian (1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004).
For more information, visit the Inside Out Tours website.
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Where you'll be
Bottom of the steps outside the Museum of the American Indian, 1 Bowling Green, New York, US
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 1:30PM
The tour runs seasonally, from April to September.
Closings & holidays
There are no tours on Independence Day (July 4) or Labor Day (September 5).
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