Lower Manhattan Then
1:00 pm

cultureNOW has just completed a historical map of Lower Manhattan in September, 2016, Lower Manhattan Then and NOW. To celebrate, we will explore Lower Manhattan Then and visit some of the places that were important to people who lived in New York as it was during the Revolutionary Period. We will share some of the stories of the civic leaders and Generals of that era. It will be an examination of how this oldest part of the City has repeatedly been transformed and retransformed from a residential to commercial and again residential area while containing some of the most interesting and historically important buildings and places in the Country. The tour will meander from Broad Street to Bowling Green to Broadway, stopping at Fraunces Tavern and ending at Trinity Cemetery. After the tour, there will be a laying ceremony at the historic Trinity Churchyard; there will be a wreath laying ceremony on the graves of Horatio Gates, Alexander Hamilton and Marinus Willett by the Lower Manhattan Historical Association.

Sunday Tour Info: A tour with cultureNOW will last approximately 1.5 hrs.


Reservations for this tour are now sold out. Interested in exploring sites related to New York City's Revolutionary War history? You may also enjoy Federal Hall, where visitors will have the chance to meet George Washington and see a special map display of the city in the 18th century, which requires no reservations! Click on the site’s name to check out its Open Access listing.


Image Credit: Michael Holler via Flickr