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Wall Street and Financial District Walking Tour

Walk along famous Wall Street in New York City and explore one of largest financial centers in the world
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 0.7 miles
Duration: Half day

Overview:  Wall Street is at the heart of the New York City financial district in the north of old New Amsterdam; it is named for a wooden wall... more »

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Points of Interest

This building is one of 12 Federal Reserve Bank branches created in 1913 in an effort to regulate U.S. currency and stabilize the country's economy. The building is built much like a fortress, symbolizing the security of the bank reserves deep inside. The vault doors weigh as much as 90 tons and are about five floors below street level as another ... More

This was once the site of the World Trade Center, which consisted of seven buildings symbolizing the heart of New York finance; they were destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The two most prominent and famous buildings were the twin towers. When these towers were originally built, they were the tallest buildings in the world.

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Trinity Church is an Anglican church that was built in the 19th century; it is the third church to be built at this location. The church was built in the Gothic style with influences from 14th century European cathedrals. Pay particular attention to the medieval stained-glass windows and the ornate bronze doors.

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Address: Broadway and Wall... More

The New York Stock Exchange is the largest stock exchange in the world, based on market cap.

The Roman-temple style of this building may remind you of nearby Federal Hall; its form emphasizes the powerful role of commerce and finance in New York City.
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Address: 11 Wall St.

Note: Since 9/11/01, the NYSE no longer conducts tours.

5. 14 Wall St./Bankers Trust

Across from the New York Stock Exchange and the Federal Hall, this building was originally named the Bankers Trust Co. Building and was the headquarters of Bankers Trust. It was built between 1910-1912 and was the world's tallest bank building at the time at 539 feet, however, the bank occupied only the bottom three floors.

At one time U.S.... More

The Federal Hall National Memorial has gone through several changes in its lifetime, both in structure and function. The first building was built on the same property, which was once the old city hall. It was here that George Washington was inaugurated as the first president of the United States before the building was torn town and replaced by a ... More

7. The Trump Building

This 70-story skyscraper was originally known as the Bank of Manhattan Trust Building, but today is the called the Trump Building.

Construction began in 1928 with the goal of making it the tallest building in the world at 840 feet. At the time that title belonged to the Chrysler Building (838 feet). To clinch the record, the architects... More

8. Deutsche Bank

This building is a 55-story skyscraper and home to the American headquarters of Deutsche Bank. It is more modern than its neighbors, having been built between 1987 and 1989 as the headquarters for what is now JPMorgan Chase.
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66 Wall St.

The "Charging Bull" sculpture was created by Arturo Di Modica and represents a bull market economy. The sculpture was first placed in front of the New York Stock Exchanged but was moved to the Bowling Green, where it has been ever since.

It's a popular place for tourists to snap photos; you may wait all day to take a shot without... More

The Bowling Green is a small park just south of the "Charging Bull" sculpture and is the oldest public park in New York City, built in 1733. It lies next to the original location of the Dutch fort of New Amsterdam.

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Location: Broadway and Beaver Street