Lower Manhattan loosely refers to the area of Manhattan south of Canal Street. It is the government center of New York City but also has many museums, parks, and historical sites that are worth visiting. Lower Manhattan is surrounded by water on three sides, offering great views of the New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty, and New Jersey.
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|Visit Battery Park to find historic memorials, an old fort, and views of New York Harbor. Come here to take a ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.||Ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island|
|All ferries from Manhattan to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island depart from Battery Park. Buy your ferry tickets at Castle Clinton National Monument, right next to the terminal.||Staten Island Ferry|
|Get a striking view of the Downtown Manhattan skyline aboard the Staten Island Ferry. The ferry departs from South Ferry Terminal and is half an hour each way.||Fraunces Tavern Museum|
|This building, built in 1719, is now a museum that exhibits Colonial America and the Revolutionary War. Washington gave his farewell address to the Continental Army officers here.||National Museum of the American Indian|
|A free museum dedicated to the culture and history of Native Americans.||Charging Bull|
|Also called the Wall Street Bull, this 7000 pound statue of a Charging Bull symbolizes financial optimism.||Museum of Jewish Heritage|
|A memorial to those who perished in the Holocaust and a museum that focuses on Jewish life before, during, and after the Holocaust.||Wall Street|
|This famous street associated with economic power is the home to the New York Stock Exchange and Federal Hall.||Federal Reserve Bank of New York|
|The Fed of New York has the most assets of any Federal Reserve Bank, including billions of dollars’ worth of gold. Tours and exhibits are open to the public.||Trinity Church|
|An Episcopal Church founded in 1697 that still holds daily services. Visitors are allowed to go into Trinity Church when its open and walk around the churchyard where Alexander Hamilton is buried.||Battery Park City Esplanade|
|This enchanting pedestrian walkway goes north along the Hudson River from Battery Park. It’s as peaceful as Lower Manhattan gets. If you are a boat lover, don’t miss seeing the splendid yachts that dock at North Cove Marina during the warm months.||World Financial Center|
|This complex of four buildings serve as office buildings but also have shops and restaurants. Visit the indoor Winter Garden between buildings Two and Three, a beautiful glassed-in atrium.||World Trade Center Site|
|Also known as Ground Zero, where the World Trade Center towers fell as a result of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. It is currently a busy construction site where the new World Trade Center complex is being completed and the Sept 11 Memorial has opened to the public.||South Street Seaport|
|A historic waterfront area with shops, restaurants, and regular events.||Brooklyn Bridge|
|The beautifully scenic Brooklyn Bridge spans across the East River from Lower Manhattan to Brooklyn. The best way to see it is to walk across.||9/11 Memorial at St. Paul's Chapel|
|A historical church that survived the terrorist attacks of 9/11, |
St. Paul's now houses a 9/11 Memorial to remember the event.