Thousands of people head to Manhattan's Financial District each day to work. But few of them ever notice the wondrous sights and curious landmarks all around them, just hiding in plain sight. On Atlas Obscura's tour of the Financial District we'll begin at the Sea Glass Carousel, one of FiDi's strangest unsung wonders. From there we'll explore the neighborhood and experience some of the odd, unknown, surprising, and incredible sights it has to offer. During the tour you'll feel the royal history at the oldest fence in New York; discover the final remnant of New York's original produce exchange, visit a hidden park overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge; find the scars of a forgotten explosive attack on Wall Street; look for Masonic symbols in the Trinity Church graveyard; grab a drink in a massive bank vault; and much more.
Some of the incredible sites you may visit during our tour include the Sea Glass Carousel, Bowling Green, the lobby of the former Standard Oil Building, Fraunces Tavern, Stone Street, the Elevated Acre, Delmonico's, Wall Street, Trinity Church, the Trinity Place Bank Vault, and more!
Hi. I’m Eric, Programming Lead for Atlas Obscura Experiences. I've been working and exploring with Atlas Obscura since we were just a handful of curiosity nerds working on a blog. Now I'm happy to be bringing our online journeys to life by designing tours and experiences that highlight some of the most incredible hidden wonders on the planet.
Using our database of more than 18,000 user-submitted places and foods as a guide, we're creating hosted experiences in cities across the globe. Led by tour guides and locals, hand-chosen by Atlas Obscura, our tours and events will allow you to experience wonder no matter where you might find yourself.
For questions about this experience, please contact me directly through Airbnb.
Please try to arrive 5-10 minutes prior to the start of the tour so that the tour can begin on time.
- Check the weather before your tour, and be sure to wear clothing and outerwear that you'll be comfortable in while walking around outside for around two hours.
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.
There are 12 spots available on this experience.
Guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.