Street Area at a Glance:
icon of America's financial might as well as a direct
link to New York's past, the Wall Street area is alive
by day with the hum of commerce, and a ghost town during
the weekends when a tour of the area is at its most peaceful.
you're here during business hours, be sure to take the
tour of the New York Stock Exchange, and walk around the
narrow streets to rub shoulders with high-powered financial
those with a desire to visit Ground Zero, be forewarned
that there is nothing much to see but a bare construction
site. Otherwise, the mere size of the hole left after
the twin towers fell gives most tourists a good hint at
the scope of the tragedy that occurred on September 11,
in the area, be sure to take the required photo-op in
front of George Washington's statue at Federal Hall (the
nation's first capitol building) or head to St. Paul's
Chapel where you can still see the pew where Washington
worshiped each Sunday. Also don't miss the nearby stop
at Trinity Church to inspect the graveyard for monuments
erected to such historical luminaries as Alexander Hamilton
and Robert Fulton.
history is on view heading east to the South Street Seaport,
where you can board one of the restored ships and learn
more about New York's glorious maritime past.
South Street, head further south to the very tip of Manhattan
Park for a free trip aboard the Staten Island Ferry
traversing New York Harbor, as well as paid tours to Elllis
Island and the Statue
to get to Wall Street by subway: Take 2, 3, 4, 5, J,
Z, or M to Fulton Street; A and C to Broadway-Nassau.
to get to Wall Street by bus: M6 "South Ferry";
M15 to Fulton Street.