"Wow" History of Lower Manhattan: Understanding New York City's Dutch Origins

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 2 miles
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Duration 1h 30m
Audio tours on your smartphone
After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
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With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Follow this private in-app audio tour to discover the Dutch heritage of New York
  • Catch up with New York City's aspiring Dutch past that ensured its bright American future
  • Get to know how beavers influenced New York City's history and helped spur the city's development
  • Solve the puzzles of the Manhattan's financial district streets' names rooted in the Dutch era
  • Find out how much it cost to purchase Manhattan Island from the Native Americans
Take this in-app audio tour to reveal the glorious history of the city, founded by the Dutch colonists in 1625 as New Amsterdam, to become the cultural capital of America, and the whole world! With its rustic windmill, New York once took just a few blocks of today's city, from Battery Park to Wall Street, and left a legacy of street patterns and place names that is insightful to embrace. You...

What's included

  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route with step-by-step navigation from one stop to another
  • Recommendations on the historical Dutch breweries and restaurants to visit
  • Earphones — you should use your own
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Battery Park
The Battery, Manhattan
Cortlandt Street
Cortlandt Street, Manhattan
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at support@wegotrip.com.
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