TriBeCa Architecture & History Walking Tour

TriBeCa Architecture & History Walking Tour

From $35 per person

With over 300 years of history, TriBeCa combines historical landmarks and brave architectural feats into one fascinating neighborhood. Join us to see how TriBeCa, once a farmland, became the wealthiest zip code in the United States.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Learn how TriBeCa transformed from sleepy countryside to a 19th-century industrial hub
  • Explore its streets and the buildings that helped shape the identity and personality of both TriBeCa and New York City
  • Learn the incredible stories behind world-famous attractions such as the Ghostbusters Firehouse
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In New York City, the best way to see a neighborhood is like a local: by foot. There is no better neighborhood to explore than TriBeCa. Start at the southernmost point of TriBeCa and work your way north. A New York City certified tour guide will tell the incredible stories of the buildings in TriBeCa that played large parts in how New York City is seen today. From the A. T. Stewart Building to the Frederick Hotel, the tour explore many of the firsts in New York City. Moving on, this tour explores a combination of historic buildings that have transformed from dry goods warehouses to luxury residences, as well as modern buildings that have helped transform TriBeCa from farmland to the wealthiest zip code in the United States. Visit one of the most hard to find attractions in New York City, the Staple Street sky bridge. Finally, explore TriBeCa's invisible history and learn the role that the neighborhood played in the fight against slavery in the 19th century.
  • Guided tour
  • Neighborhood recommendations, including the best places to get a brunch that won't break the bank, the best hidden speakeasies in Manhattan and great spots for photos while you're in town
  • Gratuities are not included and while it's never expected, if you had a great time and would like to tip your guide, it is very much appreciated
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    We had a great and lovely Tour with Matt. During this more than 2 hours lasting Tour we got to know a lot of Tribeca architecture and history and insights into Tribeca's hidden places. Great and lovely Matt was a very competent guide who didn't get tired of answering all our questions and gave us hints where to enjoy best, traditional New York food. Thank you so much, buddy. We can definitely recommend this tour with guide Matt.

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    November 12, 2019


    Our tourguide was excellent! She was engaging,informative and friendly. We are locals but learned so many new things.

    July 25, 2021

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