Introducing an extraordinary tour for an extraordinary city.

New York and How It Got That Way:


Visionaries, Dreamers and Schemers and How They Shaped the Look and Outlook of New York City


A quirky, renegade, provocative tour that will have participants

- Cheering the Dutch for our true foundations
- Boo-ing the English for treating NY as an ATM machine
- Re-evaluating Thomas Jefferson
- Thanking Alexander Hamilton for our skyscrapers
- Celebrating forgotten heroes who saved New York from disaster


Ever heard of Andrew Haswell Green, the Father of Greater New York?
Learn why he deserves more than the dog run that commemorates him.


Who should take this tour?


- Veteran New Yorkers
- Newly minted New Yorkers
- Tourists who want to know more than just the height of the Empire State Building (A before-you-go primer takes care of such essentials)
- Corporations looking for a way to inspire employees with tales of persistence and grit that got New York to where it is today
- And anyone looking for some surprising history or salacious gossip to share at the next dinner party.


Recognize the name John Randel?
Without him New York City would not be New York City.


The Guides: Passionate about New York and its often improbable history

The Do-Good: A portion of each booking will be donated to Graham Windham, a children’s service organization created in 1806 by Alexander Hamilton’s widow, Elizabeth Schuyler-Hamilton, and friends

The Route: Battery Park Wall Street SoHo Washington Square Park Grand Central Terminal The Carnegie Mansion Central Park Lincoln Center

Duration: 4 - 5 hours (snacks along the way)

Transportation: Luxury coach with some easy walking


Launch: Fall, 2018
By reservation only
Minimum groups size: 20
Maximum group size: 30


MANHATTAN PASSPORT is a destination management company founded in 1984. For 35 years a leader in customized visits to New York City for corporations and special interest groups.


318 West 52nd Street, 4A
New York, New York 10019

For info and DMC inquiries:

Tel: 917.375.7452