Explore Historic Places In Manhattan

Explore Historic Places In Manhattan

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Explore the beauty and intrigue of historic Manhattan on your own time with our curated guide to the best famous sights and landmarks.

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    Before One Wall Street, this was the HQ of The Bank of New York. MoAF took over, opening on the ground-floor space in 2008 and becoming the second tenant in that spot in the building’s history. -- Time Out New York via Foursquare
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    PHOTO: In 1920 a horse-drawn wagon carrying a bomb killed 38 people at 23 Wall St. The crime was never solved though historians suspect it was carried out by Italian anarchists. Aftermath at the link. -- The New York Daily News via Foursquare
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    Museum guides interpret several generations of immigrant life in a five-story tenement building. Tours last 1hr, are limited to 15 people, and should be booked in advance. No A/C. - Green Guide Editor -- Michelin Travel & Lifestyle via Foursquare
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    Never been to Ireland? Get an idea at the Irish Hunger Memorial - go up and enjoy the view. The rocks are originally from many cities from Ireland. My favorite one is from Cork. -- Patricia Vittorazzi via Foursquare
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    There’s a great range of tours, which means there something for everyone, from family friendly look-'rounds to Halloween crypt crawls. Our favorite is the Vertical Tour... -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    Construction began in 1891 and was completed by April 27, 1897, the 75th anniversary of Grant's birth. His Civil War counterpart, General Robert E. Lee, is buried at Lee Chapel in Lexington, Virginia. -- Charles via Foursquare
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    This museum was the HQ for New York’s customs offices until 1971. It was also ground zero for the Stamp Act Riots in 1765, as Fort Amsterdam, when U.S. and British soldiers used it as a stronghold. -- Time Out New York via Foursquare
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    Designed by Wallace Kirkman Harrison who also designed the UN HQ. Auditorium seats 3800. 21 chandeliers are gifts from Austrian govt. Met Tiles on seat backs allow for translation. More info in blog. -- IWalked Audio Tours via Foursquare
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    The engaging, family-friendly exhibits and children’s museum offer a great way to connect with the history of New York. We like matching a morning visit here with an picnic in nearby Central Park. -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    Not only is it fun to scope lovely architecture and connect with New York’s rich Catholic heritage, but a visit to St. Patrick’s also offers an interesting insight into the way the city has grown... -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    Traffic was allowed to drive through arch until 1971. Inside is 102-step spiral staircase now closed to public. 2 statues of George Washington added to north side in 1916. Full site history via<LINK> -- IWalked Audio Tours via Foursquare
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    the temple base are carvings of papyrus and lotus plants, symbolized by figures of the Nile god Hapy. Above temple entrance are images of the sun disk wings of Horus, the sky god. -- Todd Vaccaro via Foursquare
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