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Dates:  June - August
Length:  1 1/2 hours


Resumes in June

Ranger walking tour

Ranger-led Walking Tour

The New York Freedom Trail

Begins at Federal Hall & ends at Bowling Green. Stops include the site where the Declaration of Independence was read, Alexander Hamilton's tomb & more.

National Park Service Rangers take you on a tour of Lower Manhattan, tracing New York's path from a treasured British colony to the capital of a new nation. You'll walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary War heroes and hear tales of epic battles, spies, martyrs and traitors, and of the triumphs and travails in building a new post-war republic.

Led on a group headset system, this 90-minute walking tour through Lower Manhattan features audio clips from noted historians and authors including Mike Wallace, author of Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898.

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PARTNERSHIP FOR THE NEW YORK FREEDOM TRAIL: This tour was created by the Harbor Conservancy and the National Park Service in collaboration with The New York Times Community Affairs Department. The Tiffany & Co. Foundation is among the founding supporters of the Harbor Conservancy. Their generous grant was matched, in part, by federal funds to produce this tour. Additional funding was provided by American Express.

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