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Bowling Green

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Broadway & Whitehall Street, New York City, NY 10004
+1 212-360-8143
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Colonial gentlemen used to "bowl" here, at New York City's oldest park, paying one peppercorn per year for the privilege.
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good55%
  • Average25%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“charging bull” (17 reviews)
“oldest park” (6 reviews)
“small park” (6 reviews)
Broadway & Whitehall Street, New York City, NY 10004
Financial District
+1 212-360-8143
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Reviewed June 10, 2017

A nice place to sit for a while, located directly opposite the Customs House; now the American Indian Museum. A lovely area to visit, when combined with the museum and the close-by Battery Park.

Thank mikesierra
Reviewed May 30, 2017

I stopped in Bowling Green three times April 2017/May 2017 between business meetings. It is a beautiful spot with a large number of tulips. It is across the street from Battery Park and not far from the famous Wall Street Bull Statue. Near the entrance...More

Thank blairkk25
Reviewed May 2, 2017

This is a nice spot to get away in the garden area. The area where the bull and girl statue are is extremely busy and trying to get a solo picture with any of them is going to be a neat trick. A good resting...More

Thank jfwilder
Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

Some say that touching the bull brings financial prosperity, it doesn't matter if it's true. It's a nice picture in the financial district to take home!

Thank Daan v
Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

It is a different kind of monuments. Worths your visit but you have to know that if you want a photo, the line is big.

Thank Panagiotis K
Reviewed November 15, 2016

My wife and I walked around this small historic park near the southern tip of Manhattan and combined a visit there with the Native American Museum and the old Customs House. Back in the 1600's when the Dutch owned New York City, and continuing through...More

1  Thank LWL3333
Reviewed November 14, 2016

The park is small and unremarkable at first glance and unsuspecting visitors may not be aware of its historic significance until they read about it, particularly its designation as the oldest park in the city and how it became a symbol of US independence from...More

2  Thank gboi77
Reviewed September 5, 2016

So full of revolutionary history that i won't bother you with. just take a short visit as part of your downtown experience. i'm often down here, most recently in August for sightseeing purposes.

Thank neil102
Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Take a break and see the fountain surrounded by flowers. We went there and sat on the benches to rest a little. I could stop seeing the fountain, really cool. The park is small and very nice.

Thank Diego L
Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

This place has lot of historical events attached to it. There is a Charging Bull monument right outside Bowling Green on One Side and American Indian History Museum on the other side !! Broadway Starts right here which in itself is known as the canyon...More

Thank Narinder K
Financial District
At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial
District is where New York City began as a center of
commerce. Today, the historic streets and beautiful
setting are complemented by museums, countless
skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District,
home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange.
Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view
of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis
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Judi F
August 3, 2016|
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Response from stuart w | Reviewed this property |
The building is the National Musem of the American Indian, I never went in to the building as I didn't have time but it looks nice