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Downtown Walking Tour

George Washington's New York

Begins at Castle Clinton & ends at Federal Hall. Stops include the chapel where Washington worshipped, the site where he was inaugurated & more.


For a brief moment in August of 1776, the success of the American quest for independence hinged on a daring midnight retreat by a defeated General George Washington and the Continental Army across the East River to Manhattan. Vanquished by the British in the battle of Brooklyn, they would survive to fight another day. In fact, Washington would liberate New York City seven years later and become the first President, in this the nation's first capital.


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PARTNERS: This tour was created by the Harbor Conservancy and the National Park Service.

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