Special Wall Street Tours

Special tours can be requested by clicking here and filling out the Tour Request form.

Panics, Crashes and the Financial Crisis

Perhaps you've heard about the Great Depression and Black Tuesday in 1929, but did you know about the other widely felt and impacting crashes since 1792, when the stock market system was established as we know it today?

This tour highlights the biggest stock market crashes and their impact on Wall Street's history. Hear the fascinating stories of the resiliency and pride of Americans and financiers who pulled the USA through these tough times!

All of our tour guides have worked in finance on Wall Street and can speak about the recent financial crisis from personal experience.

You will get to see both the New York Stock Exchange, the grave of Alexander Hamilton, the Wall Street Bull (which has been known to bring good luck to Wall Street!), the Federal Reserve and much more.

Women of Wall Street

Bold, beautiful, and influential…discover the female power brokers who have shaped the history of Wall Street. Your guide, a veteran of Wall Street herself, will shine a light on the women who dared to infiltrate this male-dominated industry. Hear the stories of famous women like:
  • Victoria Woodhull, who opened the first woman-owned brokerage in 1870 and ran for president of the United States in 1872. 
  • Hetty Green. a successful businesswoman whose tough nature and intense frugality earned her the title of "The Witch of Wall Street". 
  • Muriel Siebert , the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange in 1967 
Learn about these women as well as the women who are moving and shaking the financial world today.

Scoundrels Tour

Get an eye-opening look at some of Wall Street's most audacious white-collar crimes, starting with the first stock market crash in 1792 to the recent financial crisis. Learn about William Duer, the original inside trader from colonial times, the infamous robber barons of the Gilded Age, and more recent scoundrels, such as the originator of the Ponzi scheme, Bernie Madoff, and more. You'll be shocked by the cunning ways these rogue financiers often used existing laws to pull off their schemes.

Come take a walk on Wall Street's dark side, with us! This tour stops at Goldman Sach's old and new headquarters, the Federal Reserve, the New York Stock Exchange, and AIG. Not to be missed! 

Alexander Hamilton's Haunts

Money, power, and intrigue…experience the fascinating beginnings of Wall Street on the Alexander Hamilton walking tour.
  • How did this penniless immigrant become one of the most powerful men in the United States? 
  • Why is he credited as the architect of the American financial system? 
  • What caused his feud with Vice President Aaron Burr that led to a duel and Hamilton’s ultimate demise? 
Explore Wall Street with an industry insider and find out!

Click here to request this tour for your group- fill out the form and choose "Special Custom Tour" at the bottom.

A Maritime History of New York 

Four hundred years ago, before the most powerful financial institutions in the world called it home, Lower Manhattan was a Dutch trading post and bustling seaport named New Amsterdam. Adventurers, sea merchants, privateers, and colonists - as well as pirates, smugglers and slave traders - sought their fortunes here, and all left indelible marks on the city's history and architecture.

Explore New York's rich maritime history with us and discover how it became the colossal center of commerce that it is today. We'll visit distinguished landmarks such as Hanover Square (where famous pirate Captain William Kidd once lived), the former U.S. Customs House, Trinity Church, South Street Seaport, and more.