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Downtown Walking Tours

Travel at your own pace as you explore the historic streets of Lower Manhattan with our free Gateway to America tours as your guide. Just download the audio to your mobile device, print the booklets or maps, and you're ready for adventure.

Choose The New Amsterdam Trail to explore the city's Dutch roots, The New York Freedom Trail or George Washington's New York to relive the Revolutionary War years, or This Hallowed Ground to learn about slavery in old New York. All tours feature period music, sound effects and commentary by noted historians, authors and national park rangers.

We also offer special guided walking tours led by park rangers. Sign up for the "Tours" mailing list to get dates:

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