Although Wall Street’s known for banks, the NYSE, and its role in international finance, there’s so much more to explore. There are actually a lot of really neat historical sites and great restaurants in the area as well. Wall Street actually got its name from an actual wall that was built in its place to protect the settlers of New Amsterdam from Native American tribes in the 1600s. Along this street is also the site of the first presidential inauguration– Federal Hall. Its doors are open to the public free of cost. Wall Street is also walking distance from incredible sites like Fraunces Tavern. Both a restaurant and museum, this is one of the oldest buildings in the city and was frequented by George Washington.
One of Our Favorites– Fraunces Tavern
This restaurant and museum has around since 1671 and played a prominent role before and after the Revolution. It is currently a restaurant and museum and is just a short walk from our office on Wall Street. Fraunces Tavern essentially served as a headquarters for George Washington. It is where he held some negotiations with the British, and where he bid farewell to his troops. Today, you can visit the Tavern to see the rooms where these events took place, as well as some incredible artifacts like George Washington’s tooth! While you’re there, you can enjoy a delicious meal in the tavern downstairs where revolutionary soldiers once dined as well.
For more historical sites and places to eat, check out our map!