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City Rambler - A Walk Through History

Explore lower Manhattan with a fresh perspective. A Walk Through History is City Rambler’s flexible tour led by charismatic and professional theatrical tour guides.

The New York Pass FREE ENTRY to City Rambler - A Walk Through History Normally $40.00 - Free with New York Pass

Delve into New York’s fascinating history with the Walk Through History tour by City Rambler. This three-hour walking tour will take you through the Financial District, 9/11 Memorial, One World Observatory, South Street Seaport and more. Go back in time as you travel through lower Manhattan and learn about the city’s famous eras, told from the unique perspective of an expert actor/guide. Enjoy flexibility with the designated ramble point and explore at your own pace, then rejoin the next tour when you are ready.

A Walk Through History by City Rambler - Entry included with the New York Pass®

- Pay nothing at the door - simply show your pass.
- Three-hour guided tour through several NYC neighborhoods.
- Designated ramble point at South Street Seaport where you can leave the tour to explore and re-join.
- Three different costumed guides to provide the historic background on famous landmarks and sights.
- Travel through time and learn all there is to know about the 'Big Apple'.

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- About A Walk Through History

A Walk Through History highlights

- Know before you go

- Getting in

- Make the most of your New York Pass

- How to get there

A Walk Through History

Experience the beauty of New York City from a historical viewpoint. Tour NYC’s neighborhoods on this three-hour walking tour and learn everything you ever wanted to know about the 'city that never sleeps'. Your guides will lead you through three different eras with enchanting historic storytelling. With each era, a new costumed guide will appear and lead you through the iconic figures and famous landmarks of that time.

Learn about the fascinating landmarks that make NYC so iconic including Trinity Church, Hamilton’s gravesite, Federal Hall, New York Stock Exchange, Fraunces Tavern, India House, Stone Street, South Street Seaport, Brooklyn Bridge, One World Trade Center, 9/11 Memorial Grounds, and the Statue of Liberty.

Your City Rambler tour will begin in Lower Manhattan and journey to the famous South Street Seaport. At South Street Seaport, you’ll have the opportunity to ramble off and do some solo exploring. The designated ‘Ramble point’ offers the chance to get to know the area with ease as well as stumble upon the less-explored streets that add charm and intrigue to this ever-changing city. Grab a coffee or visit an attraction. Then when you are ready, rejoin the next tour running approximately 1.5 hours later. 

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A Walk Through History highlights

Lower Manhattan
Start here for the very beginning, when Lower Manhattan was just a Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam. Pass by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the “Fearless Girl” statue, and learn about the ambitious writers, traders, and politicians of the past.

Financial District
Get an up-close and personal look at the NYSE building, Federal, and Trinity Church.

9/11 Memorial
Pay tribute to the victims who lost their lives on the fateful day of the attacks in front of the gorgeous manmade waterfalls. Hear stories of heroism, sacrifice, and the rebuilding of that New York spirit.

One World Observatory
Marvel at the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

Stone Street
Check out the first-ever cobblestone paved street circa 1658. Today, the street is packed with tables, canopies, and tourists moving at the hectic pace of NYC locals.

South Street Seaport

See where Thomas Edison, Butch Cassidy, and Theodore Roosevelt used to hang out. The South Street Seaport is always abuzz with seamen, docked ships, and delicious cuisine.

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Know before you go

  • Arrive 15 minutes before departure time.
  • The tour duration is three hours.
  • Capacity: 23 max 
  • Cancellation Policy: Walks can be rescheduled 24 hours in advance by emailing Or call the office at 646-992-4276 between 9AM-6PM on weekdays for assistance.
  • Walks operate rain or shine.
  • Make sure to wear comfortable walking footwear.
  • Dress weather-appropriate.
  • Please be aware that a moderate level of physical ability is recommended as the tour involves a lot of walking.
  • Tours depart promptly at the allotted times.

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Getting in

Reservation required

To reserve, please go to the City Rambler website, choose your date and time. Select New York Pass ticket type and enter the number of attendees and your information. Confirmation will be sent via the email address provided. 

On the day of your tour, present your New York Pass to the City Rambler supervisor upon arrival. ID may be requested at time of check-in.

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Make the most of your New York Pass

South Street Seaport offers a range of intriguing sights and activities. At your ramble point, why not venture off and explore the South Street Seaport Museum, famously known for its ‘floating lighthouse’ that assisted ships sailing along the Atlantic Ocean into the New York Bay? Tickets to this historic establishment are included with The New York Pass®.

Be sure to check out City Rambler's tour route map before your visit to familiarise yourself with the route.

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How to get there

Wall Street -  2,3,4, & 5
J/Z line to Broad St

 2,3,4, & 5


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Visiting City Rambler - A Walk Through History

Visiting City Rambler - A Walk Through History

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  • City Rambler - A Walk Through History 2 Wall Street (TD Bank) The Northeast corner of Broadway and Wall Street across from Trinity Church New York, NY 10005 United States
  • Closest Subway Wall Street
  • Closest Bus Stop
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Opening Times

Daily departures at 9:30AM, 11:00AM, and 12:30PM.

Daily departures at 9:30AM, 11:00AM.

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