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Bowling Green

Broadway & Whitehall Street, New York City, NY 10004
+1 212-360-8143
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Colonial gentlemen used to "bowl" here, at New York City's oldest park, paying one peppercorn per year for the privilege.
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Broadway & Whitehall Street, New York City, NY 10004
Financial District
+1 212-360-8143
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

It is a different kind of monuments. Worths your visit but you have to know that if you want a photo, the line is big.

Thank Panagiotis K
Reviewed 15 November 2016

My wife and I walked around this small historic park near the southern tip of Manhattan and combined a visit there with the Native American Museum and the old Customs House. Back in the 1600's when the Dutch owned New York City, and continuing through...More

1  Thank LWL3333
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The park is small and unremarkable at first glance and unsuspecting visitors may not be aware of its historic significance until they read about it, particularly its designation as the oldest park in the city and how it became a symbol of US independence from...More

2  Thank gboi77
Reviewed 6 September 2016

So full of revolutionary history that i won't bother you with. just take a short visit as part of your downtown experience. i'm often down here, most recently in August for sightseeing purposes.

Thank neil102
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Take a break and see the fountain surrounded by flowers. We went there and sat on the benches to rest a little. I could stop seeing the fountain, really cool. The park is small and very nice.

Thank Diego L
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

This place has lot of historical events attached to it. There is a Charging Bull monument right outside Bowling Green on One Side and American Indian History Museum on the other side !! Broadway Starts right here which in itself is known as the canyon...More

Thank Narinder K
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Bowling Green, for a visitor, is the area between Battery Park and Wall Street/World Trade Center. It's home to some fantastic architecture, mostly of the Beaux-Arts variety, and the famous Charging Bull.

Thank MrSaturn64
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I had a chance to visit Bowling Green Park during the day in nice weather. Area is very clean, and it's a really vibrant garden; swathe of green grass; and fountain. Not a huge place, but nicely landscaped, despite the presence of the bull statue,...More

Thank Ma_2719
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Lovely little park just on Broadway, lovely fountain and colourful,flowers and some peace and tranquility before the madness and chaos of lower Manhattan and Broadway

Thank stuart w
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Beautiful fountain right behind the famous Charging Bull. It was very nice to sit down and just look at all the beautiful flowers and relax.

Thank Pete B
Financial District
At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial
District is where New York City began as a center of
commerce. Today, the historic streets and beautiful
setting are complemented by museums, countless
skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District,
home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange.
Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view
of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis
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Judi F
3 August 2016|
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Response from stuart w | Reviewed this property |
The building is the National Musem of the American Indian, I never went in to the building as I didn't have time but it looks nice