American History Field Trips in Lower Manhattan
Dutch came to NY in the 1600s and called the outpost New Amsterdam. It then became an English colony in 1664 and renamed New York.
The first battle of the Revolutionary War took place in New York.
Many of the prominent figures of the Gilded Age had their offices in downtown New York. These include JP Morgan, John Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie and Marcus Goldman.
Our Dutch New Amsterdam / Early New York History tours focus on the early history of this city and America as well.
This tour covers origins of the Dutch city of New Amsterdam: how and why it was settled, and why it grew so quickly. Students walk the oldest streets of New Amsterdam. They will learn about the city’s humble beginnings in the 1600’s and about the wall of Wall Street. Students will view ruins of New Amsterdam in an archeological dig visible from street level. Groups will learn about Peter Minuit. Minuit purchased Manhattan from the Native Americans.
We can customize the tour.
With more than 400 years of history in Downtown New York, it is easy for us to create a custom tour for your class. Please tell us what topics you focus on and we can incorporate them into the tour.
Our tours are customized for your group’s needs.
Tours run any time, any day of the week, rain or shine.
We can accommodate both small and large groups.
Students gain a deeper understanding of what’s already being taught.
Engage students through their different learning styles.
Spark curiosity & excite students in a way that’s hard to do in a text-based setting.
What teachers say about our tours…
“I recently booked and completed this tour with my high school students when we were visiting NYC. Annaline and Randy were OUTSTANDING, friendly and knowledgeable tour guides. It’s always something to entertain high school students on a walking tour, but it is really something hard to do, on a tour about Wall Street, in the pouring rain with high winds…..and they did it! They engaged my kids, and made the tour relevant to my students. They helped my bus driver find the right place and in general were just great people. When I go back to NYC, we will definitely do a tour with them again!”
“Just writing to tell you that Marlene was an outstanding tour guide yesterday. She did an awesome job. Furthermore, I was so anxious about running late due to traffic and her pleasant demeanor and willingness to be flexible allowed me to finally “breathe” for the first time that day. We had a great experience and hope to do it again next year!”
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