African American Walking Tour of Downtown Manhattan

Lawrence Henderson

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This unique three-part, 3 hours, walking tour will begin where Manhattan began - at the National Museum of the American Indian. This first leg of the tour will start at Bowling Green, where the first enslaved Africans started building the infrastructure of the city. On the second leg of the tour we will walk up Wall St to Federal Hall, We will end our tour at the African Burial Ground National Monument.
We will cover about 20 of the 80 sites listed in my book - mainly south of the Brooklyn Bridge and east of Broadway. No other tour will give you the insight of this rich African American history, that covers the period of 1625-1865. We will pinpoint the locations where the Africans lived, worked, died, and worshiped. Every step on this tour honors and respects African Americans' contributions and achievements in world history.
Depending on the mood and convenience of the group we can stop for lunch or a snack at any time.

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Stop At: Wall Street, New York City, NY 10005

We will stop at Mannahatta Park and see the area where a slave market was built "where slaves could be hired, bought, and sold.”

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Maiden Lane, Maiden Ln, New York, NY 10038, USA

We will see the area where the first slave rebellion occurred in Manhattan, where 23 Africans and 2 Manhattan natives met to plan a hostile takeover of Manhattan.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Foley Square, 111 Worth St Apt 4G, New York City, NY 10013-4017

We will see the execution grounds where Blacks were lynched and burned.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: African Burial Ground National Monument, Duane and Elk Streets next to 290 Broadway, New York City, NY

We will see the plaza built in memory of the African American Burial Ground

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: City Hall Area, City Hall Area, New York City, New York

We will see the site where Elizabeth Jennings, 100 years before Rosa Parks, refused to give up her seat on the bus for a White passenger.

Duration: 10 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • I'm a photographer thus, I will take a few pictures of the guest on tour.

Departure Point
1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004, USA

Departure Time
10:00 AM

3 hours

Return Details
1: Collect Pond Park, 130 Leonard St, New York, NY 10013, USA
2: African Burial Ground National Monument, 290 Broadway, New York, NY 10007, USA

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