TriBeCa Architecture & History Tour

A Fun Way to Experience the City

No Architectural Knowledge Needed

Smaller Sized Groups

With over 300 years of history, TriBeCa (a.k.a. Triangle Below Canal Street) combines historical landmarks and brave architectural feats into one fascinating neighborhood. TriBeCa has a distinct personality all on its own, so we decided to honor it with its own tour.

THE METRO GUARANTEE

Open to everyone, newbies and architecture fanatics welcome!

Discover one of New York City’s most eclectic neighborhoods and take in some of the city’s most impressive buildings

Explore TriBeCa with local certified guides who know every twist and turn on our streets

Benefit from smaller sized groups for a more intimate experience

A fun way to experience the city, for visitors and locals alike

Our job isn’t over when the tour ends; we’ve got you covered while you’re in town with customized guides for shopping, eating out, and even the most Instagram-worthy locations to make your trip perfect

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TRIP DETAILS
Price

$35 per adult
Children under 12 years old go free!
Family ticket deal: Use the promo code “FAMILY” for 1 free ticket when you buy 3


Departure time

11am


Starting point

Tweed Courthouse steps, 52 Chambers Street New York, NY 10007

The following stops serve our meeting point:

4/5/6/J/Z Brooklyn Bridge City Hall station, R/W City Hall station, 2/3 Park Place station


Availability

Every day, year-round


Duration

Approximately 2.5 hours


Group size

Max 15, Min 2
Are you a group larger than 15 people? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered with a private tour. We will even tailor your tour to the interests of the group. Please fill out the inquiry form, and we’ll get back to you with a quote.


Not included

Souvenirs or items bought along the way


Participation requirements

To take this tour, you must be able to walk/stand for 2.5 hours. There will be stops and areas to rest along the way.


What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes and enthusiasm!


About your Guide

You will be accompanied by a local certified tour guide. Learn more about your guides here.

OVERVIEW OF YOUR TOUR

Join us to explore eclectic TriBeCa and get familiar with this fascinating neighborhood’s rhythm and history. From the sleepy countryside to a 19th-century industrial hub, TriBeCa has undergone many stages of evolution to emerge as one of New York City’s most stylish neighborhoods, packed with shops, galleries, and up-and-coming bars and restaurants. We’ll take you through its streets and show you some of the buildings that helped shape the identity and personality of the neighborhood.

Stops at TriBeCa’s 15 Most Visit-Worthy Sites Including:

Underground Railroad Station
Located at 36 Lispenard St., the Underground Railroad Station was part of a network of secret pathways once used to transport slaves from the Southern US states to their freedom.

American Thread Building
Built in 1894 in a Renaissance-revival style, the American Thread Building was one of the very first luxury buildings in the region.

Ghostbusters Firehouse/Hook & Ladder 8
A huge New York City attraction! This firehouse was featured in the famous Ghostbusters film made in 1984 and again in the 2016 reboot. Who ya gonna call?!

New York Mercantile Exchange Building
We’ll continue our exploration by visiting this chaotic commodities trading center for an overview of its history.

Staple Street Skybridge
This building duo is arguably one of the most unusual in TriBeCa. The structure consists of a townhouse on Jay Street and a loft on Hudson Street that are connected by the Staple Street Skybridge.

AT&T Long Lines Building
This 550-foot-high concrete skyscraper made a big impact when it was built in the 70s. It’s a must-see in the region.

Cary Building
Andiamo! Next, we’ll visit this 19th-century Italian Renaissance-style building.

…and many more!

GIFT A TOUR

Socks are cool, but the best gift you can give is long-lasting memories of a great experience. Gifting one of our tours is the perfect way to help your loved ones make the most out of their stay in the city.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I take this tour as a private option?

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Absolutely. If you’d like our local tour guide to show you the sites on a private tour, please get in touch via our form.

How difficult is the walking aspect of the tour?

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Physical excursion on this tour is minimal. However, we recommend you are at a moderate fitness level and feel comfortable walking/standing for 2 hours.

Is the tour suitable for children?

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Yes! In fact, children under 12 go free.

Who is my tour guide?

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We have scoured the city to assemble the best group of guides possible to host you during your time with us. Like any group of local New Yorkers, our expert guides have diverse interests and backgrounds but share an enthusiasm for New York City and an eagerness to share it with you. All of the Metro Tours tour guides are friendly, NYC-certified with a wealth of local knowledge. These are our streets — let us take you through them like a local!

Can I tip my tour guide?

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Our tour guides continuously research and update their tours to provide you with the best possible experience. While it’s never expected, if you enjoyed your tour and want to give a tip to your tour guide, please do!

What happens if I’m the only person on the tour?

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Our tours require a minimum of two people to run. If you’re the only person on the tour, we will do our best to move you to a different time. Alternatively, we can offer a refund.

What if the weather is bad?

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We at Metro Tours love what we do, and for that reason, we don’t want you to miss a thing! Our tours run year-round and (mostly) rain or shine. If the weather becomes too inclement, we will alert you via phone/email/text within two hours of the starting time. If a tour is canceled due to difficult weather conditions, we will issue you a full refund.

Have more questions? Check out our FAQ page!

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