New Amsterdam Trail: History of New York City

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The Dutch didn't buy Manhattan for $24. It was a big misunderstanding. Also, did you know New York used to be a pirate town? Learn about the origins of New York City by following a mile-long trail around lower Manhattan called the New Amsterdam Trail.

If you're interested in learning more or taking the tour for yourself, here's where you can find all the info, including a free map and brochure with all the details of each stop along the way:

This trail of historic sites was put together in 2009 on the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's arrival into New York Harbor. The trail starts in Battery Park, goes up to Broadway, around Pearl (which used to be the edge of Manhattan), and then across Wall Street. There are 10 stops along the route.

The brochure has more details, but the video follows the brochure pretty exactly. You can see the full brochure here: New Amsterdam Trail Brochure.pdf

The way we did the tour, Isa and I switched off reading about the next spot we'd see. So we really didn't know what the other would say on camera - which is why we were genuinely surprised a few times about the info the other was sharing.

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"Cheerful Ukulele!" by NemMusic

Filmed on May 7, 2018 on a Canon G7X Mark II.


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