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  • Address: Whitehall St, New York City, New York, USA 10004, USA
  • Hours: Open daily 6am-1am

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Bowling Green Tours

The oldest public park in one of America’s oldest cities, Bowling Green offers a serene escape in the middle of New York City’s urban jungle. Situated at the heart of the financial center and beside Wall Street, it is home to the famous Charging Bull bronze statue that has become a symbol of New York. Many visit the bull, which stands for aggression and economic success, to receive good luck.

The public area dates all the way back to 1733, and you’ll notice it is still surrounded by an 18th century iron fence. The teardrop-shaped square is framed with trees and manicured greenery, with an elegant fountain at its center and many benches for people to pause and enjoy.

Historically the space did indeed house a bowling green. It has also served as a trade route, market, and even a cattle field. It has always been a central meeting point in the city. It is even thought that the sale of Manhattan lands from an Indian tribal leader took place on these grounds.

Practical Info

Bowling Green is located in lower Manhattan at the intersection of State and Whitehall Streets. To get there by Subway, take lines 4 or 5 to Bowling Green. It is nearby to both the New York Stock Exchange and the 9/11 Memorial.

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Hamilton Musical Walking Tour, New York City, null
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Hamilton Musical Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 41 Reviews

Take a song-by-song stroll through Hamilton’s rise and eventual fall as New York’s foremost Founding Father. This tour is designed for folks who have already ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $49.00
Lower Manhattan Tour: Wall Street and 911 Memorial, New York City, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Lower Manhattan Tour: Wall Street and 911 Memorial

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

See Lower Manhattan including Wall Street and the Financial District for an appreciation and understanding of NYC’s financial and political history. Visit the ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.00
Guided Private Underground New York Subway Tour, New York City, Walking Tours
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Guided Private Underground New York Subway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

This private tour will completely demystify New York's famous subway system. and give you the secret history and inside story of the creation of the original ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $150.00
Alexander Hamilton Private Walking Tour, New York City, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Alexander Hamilton Private Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Learn about the life and times of Alexander Hamilton, the United States’ first Secretary of the Treasury and subject of the hit Broadway musical, 'Hamilton.' ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $300.00
Full-Day New York City Tour by Bus, New York City, Walking Tours
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Full-Day New York City Tour by Bus

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Are you ready for a premium experience in New York City? Join this comprehensive 8-hour sightseeing tour that covers sights from Manhattan, Central Park and ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.99
Revolutionary War Era Walking Tour, New York City, Cultural Tours
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Revolutionary War Era Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Experience the most magnificent town in North America. Filled with people from different places, speaking different languages and practicing different ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $40.00
Lower Manhattan: Secrets of Downtown Walking Tour, New York City, Walking Tours
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Lower Manhattan: Secrets of Downtown Walking Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

This Lower Manhattan tour explores the history and architecture of Downtown New York.  Historically this neighborhood is known as Wall Street or the Financial ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $35.00
Wall Street and 911 Memorial Walking Tour, New York City, Walking Tours
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Wall Street and 911 Memorial Walking Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Take a walk visitors through the historic capital of world finance - the one-square-mile of downtown Manhattan known as "Wall Street". Learn about ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $35.00
Small-Group Downtown New York and 911 Memorial Tour with Pedestal Access to Statue of Liberty, New ... 
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Small-Group Downtown New York and 911 Memorial Tour with Pedestal Access to Statue of Liberty

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Stroll through 400 years of New York City history on this informative and entertaining 2-hour guided walking tour. Start off by exploring the early Dutch roots ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $56.00
Two Bridges and a Bull 5 Mile Sightseeing Running Tour, New York City, Walking Tours
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Two Bridges and a Bull 5 Mile Sightseeing Running Tour

This run tour perfectly combines a gorgeous sightseeing tour with a solid workout which will kick start your day! Run both the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges, ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $40.00

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