Must-see attractions in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

  • Ellis Island and the Immigration Museum

    Ellis Island

    Financial District & Lower Manhattan

    Located in New York Harbor, Ellis Island is the US's most famous and historically important gateway and is home to one of the country’s most moving…

  • NEW YORK - MAY 29 : ONE  WORLD OBSERVATORY grand opening day on May 29, 2015. It  is open year round. Starting May 29th until September 7th from 9 a.m. until midnight

    One World Observatory

    Financial District & Lower Manhattan

    Spanning three levels at the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, One World Observatory offers dazzling panoramic views over Manhattan's…

  • Statue of Liberty

    Statue of Liberty

    Financial District & Lower Manhattan

    It’s been over a century since Lady Liberty made her debut appearance on the New York skyline, but this iconic statue is still one of the city’s most…

  • NEW YORK CITY, USA - JUNE 18 2016 - Panoramic view of the interior  National 9/11 Memorial Museum. The Last Column Remnants and Slurry Wall. Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan, New York City, USA

    National September 11 Memorial Museum

    Financial District & Lower Manhattan

    When the twin towers of the World Trade Center toppled during the awful events of 11 September 2001, it led to years of soul-searching about what would be…

  • The National September 11 Memorial at Night

    National September 11 Memorial

    Financial District & Lower Manhattan

    The focal point of the National September 11 Memorial is Reflecting Absence, two imposing reflecting pools that occupy the actual footprints of the ill…

  • People on lawn near ziggurat building

    Museum of Jewish Heritage

    Financial District & Lower Manhattan

    This evocative waterfront museum explores all aspects of modern Jewish identity and culture, from religious traditions to artistic accomplishments. The…

  • National Museum of the American Indian, Lower Manhattan.

    National Museum of the American Indian

    Financial District & Lower Manhattan

    An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, this elegant tribute to Native American culture occupies Cass Gilbert's spectacular 1907 Custom House, one of…

  • One World Trade Center

    Financial District & Lower Manhattan

    Home to One World Observatory – New York's highest observation deck – the 94-story One World Trade Center is architect David M Childs' redesign of Daniel…

  • Trinity Church

    Financial District & Lower Manhattan

    New York City's tallest building upon consecration in 1846, Trinity Church features a 280ft-high bell tower and a richly colored stained-glass window over…

  • Battery Park

    Financial District & Lower Manhattan

    Skirting the southern edge of Manhattan, this 12-acre oasis lures with public artworks, meandering walkways and perennial gardens. Its memorials include…

  • Skyscraper Museum

    Financial District & Lower Manhattan

    Fans of phallic architecture will appreciate this compact, high-gloss gallery, examining skyscrapers as objects of design, engineering and urban renewal…

  • Federal Hall, built 1833-1842, on Wall Street, New York City

    Federal Hall

    Financial District & Lower Manhattan

    A Greek Revival masterpiece, Federal Hall houses a museum dedicated to postcolonial New York. Themes include George Washington’s inauguration, Alexander…

  • NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 30: A school child listens to a speaker during a ceremony at the African Burial Ground September 30, 2005 in New York City. Hundreds of school children attended the tribute ceremony at the African Burial Ground, a final resting place for slaves that settled in New York City. The burial ground was dedicated in October 2003. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

    African Burial Ground National Monument

    Financial District & Lower Manhattan

    In 1991, construction workers here uncovered more than 400 stacked wooden caskets, just 16ft to 28ft below street level. The boxes contained the remains…

  • An intersection with businesses in the South Street Seaport

    South Street Seaport District

    Financial District & Lower Manhattan

    The Seaport District is east of the Financial District along the river, but a whole world away. This neighborhood of cobblestone and heritage buildings…

  • Fraunces Tavern Museum

    Financial District & Lower Manhattan

    Combining five early-18th-century structures, this unique museum/restaurant/bar pays homage to the nation-shaping events of 1783, the momentous year in…

  • NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, SEPTEMBER 16: Outside view of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on September 16, 2013 in New York City. European stock markets rallied and the US dollar slid after  former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers  withdrew his candidacy for the Chairman of the Federal Reserve. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

    Federal Reserve Bank of New York

    Financial District & Lower Manhattan

    The best reason to visit the Federal Reserve Bank is the chance to (briefly) gawp at its high-security vault – more than 10,000 tons of gold reserves…

  • St Paul's Chapel

    Financial District & Lower Manhattan

    After his inauguration in 1789, George Washington worshipped at this Classical Revival brownstone chapel, built in 1766 and narrowly avoiding destruction…

  • Woolworth Building

    Financial District & Lower Manhattan

    The world's tallest building upon completion in 1913 (it was only surpassed in height by the Chrysler Building in 1930), Cass Gilbert’s 60-story, 792ft…

  • Museum of American Finance

    Financial District & Lower Manhattan

    Money makes this interactive museum go round. It focuses on historic moments in American financial history, and its permanent collections include rare…

  • South Street Seaport Museum

    Financial District & Lower Manhattan

    Opened in 1967, this museum dispersed amid the cobblestone streets of the seaport district consists of fascinating exhibitions relating to the city's…

  • Pier 17

    Financial District & Lower Manhattan

    Formerly a shopping center, this large pier off South Street Seaport has been redeveloped for dining and entertainment, with several upmarket restaurants…

  • Pier 15

    Financial District & Lower Manhattan

    For respite from the FiDi hustle, retreat to this striking, breezy, two-level pier, an inviting combo of greenery, deckchairs and spectacular city and…

  • Capitols

    City Hall

    Financial District & Lower Manhattan

    This Federal-style beauty has been home to NYC's government since 1812, and free guided tours of the building run twice weekly (you'll need to book a few…

  • Bowling Green

    Financial District & Lower Manhattan

    New York’s oldest public park is purportedly the spot where Dutch settler Peter Minuit paid Native Americans the equivalent of $24 to purchase Manhattan…

  • USCGC Lilac

    Financial District & Lower Manhattan

    Lovers of all things maritime can step aboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Lilac, the last existing steam-powered lighthouse tender in the US, which once…

  • Castle Clinton

    Financial District & Lower Manhattan

    Built as a fort to defend New York Harbor during the war of 1812, this national monument has played numerous roles, including opera house, entertainment…

  • Harrison Street Houses

    Financial District & Lower Manhattan

    Built between 1804 and 1828, the eight townhouses on the block of Harrison St immediately west of Greenwich St constitute the largest collection of…

  • New York Stock Exchange

    Financial District & Lower Manhattan

    Home to the world’s best-known stock exchange (the NYSE), Wall Street is an iconic symbol of US capitalism. Behind the portentous neoclassical facade,…

  • SeaGlass Carousel

    Financial District & Lower Manhattan

    Paying homage to the Battery as the site of New York's first aquarium, this luminous, nautilus-shaped carousel lets you glide along sitting inside one of…