We will begin your real-time, live tour at Battery Park and head toward Castle Clinton, a fort built for the war of 1812 between the USA and Great Britain. We will have a brief view of the Statue of Liberty in the Harbor at a distance of about half a kilometre. Nearby is the US Customs House, named for Alexander Hamilton and built in 1900. It has been featured in movies like Ghostbusters 2 and Batman.
We will step into a bank whose lobby was once a ticket office for a great steamship company, which went out of business after the rise of the jetliner. Next, we will move to the oldest park in the city, where a statue of King George III was installed before the American Revolution and was melted down during the revolution for 48,000 musket balls.
We will walk down Beaver Street, where the fur markets were, and then up Broadway, where ‘ticker-tape parades’ have been held since 1886. Of course, we will stop by Trinity Church, whose graveyard dates back to 1690 and holds the remains of several American revolutionary heroes.
Finally, we come to the New York Stock Exchange and other significant financial buildings at the corner of Wall and Broad and end the tour in front of the 1889 Statue of George Washington.