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TriBeCa

Free admission

The Basics

One of New York City’s oldest neighborhoods, Tribeca was settled by Dutch farmers in the 17th century, though its modern name didn’t arrive until the 1970s (Tribeca, sometimes written “TriBeCa,” is short for “Triangle Below Canal Street”). From its agrarian beginnings, the neighborhood evolved into a bustling shipping hub, and was, for decades, home to the enormous Washington Market. In the latter half of the 20th century, its former industrial lofts were colonized by artists and later renovated into some of the city’s most prized real estate. Today, Tribeca is one of the Big Apple’s safest and most expensive areas and counts celebrities the likes of Robert De Niro and Jennifer Lawrence among its residents.

Tribeca features on numerous New York sightseeing itineraries, from bus and bike tours to private limousine tours. Given its proximity to major landmarks such as the 9/11 Memorial and City Hall, Tribeca is also easy to combine with other independent Lower Manhattan explorations.

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Recent reviews from experiences in New York City

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Meghan had such an...
Gregory_B, Jan 2023
Tribeca Architecture And History Walking Tour
Meghan had such an interesting and varied expression of Tribeca! She was so knowledgeable and full of interesting takes and energy. Also so considerate!
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Architectural Insights
Kay_P, Jan 2023
Tribeca Architecture And History Walking Tour
I gained many new architectural insights. Our tour guide Meghan was passionate, enthusiastic and well informed. I walked away with greater appreciation of this incredible city. A fun way to learn a lot!
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Megan delivered a Masterclass
Petros_P, Nov 2022
Tribeca Architecture And History Walking Tour
Megan was amazing - highly recommended. She was very knowledgeable regarding all things Tribeca & a ton of fun
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A great tour
MaryAnn_R, Oct 2022
Tribeca Architecture And History Walking Tour
Our guide was really knowledgeable! This tour was very interesting and informative. A fun way to discover Tribeca.
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Great tour of Tribeca!
Kevin_B, Nov 2022
Tribeca Architecture And History Walking Tour
Meghan was an amazing tour guide, engaging and fun. She told great stories and we learned a lot about the neighborhood. Would recommend!
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Thoroughly enjoyed the time spent with Meagan.
Geraldine_W, Aug 2022
Tribeca Architecture And History Walking Tour
Meagan was an excellent tour guide. Her enthusiasm , story telling abilities, and knowledge/research simply made the whole area come alive! You could tell she loves the history around her and imparts that love to those of us on her tour. Thoroughly enjoyed!!!
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Amazing Guide and Great Tour
Adam_C, Aug 2022
Tribeca Architecture And History Walking Tour
Meghan was an exceptional guide. She was so engaging, animated and found ways to include everyone in the group! Would highly recommend this or any tour she leads!
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Lovely TriBeCa tour
Helge_G, Jul 2022
Tribeca Architecture And History Walking Tour
Meghan know ms this neighborhood, loves it and this is what she is able to bring over with a lot of interesting stories!
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our tour guide was...
Abby_P, Jun 2022
Tribeca Architecture And History Walking Tour
our tour guide was amazing. very informative and enthusiastic - we learned a lot about our neighborhood we didn’t know
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A Great Tour
grs1275, May 2022
Tribeca Architecture And History Walking Tour
Our guide was a delight. She walked us all around Tribeca including bathroom and snack stops. We learned a few interesting tidbits and had a great time.
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Outstanding tour. Engaging with architecture and city history in an entertaining way.
Susan_w, Jun 2022
Tribeca Architecture And History Walking Tour
Outstanding. I am on the Carnegie Museum of Art Board and the Palmer Museum at Penn State. The architectural tour and city history that went with it was excellent. Highly recommend the tour with Meghan Sara
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All there is to know about Tribeca Tour!
Linda_S, May 2022
Tribeca Architecture And History Walking Tour
Our tour was chocked full of the history of Tribeca, from it's time as a marketplace to the present upscale residential neighborhood! Highlights--Western Union brick building, Jenga building, Various Mercantile buildings, ATT-brutalist concrete building...all beautiful and amazing and with their own histories!
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Fancy a drink? Tribeca’s Brandy Library, one of the city’s most esteemed bars, is home to a vast collection of rare spirits.

  • Tribeca is renowned for its architecture, and former industrial buildings such as the Textile Building, American Thread Building, and Powell Building are local highlights.

  • The neighborhood is a popular shopping hub and features a range of independent boutiques and trendy designer flagships, from Shinola to Steven Alan.

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How to Get There

Located just north of the Financial District in Lower Manhattan, Tribeca is easily accessed via numerous forms of transportation. The neighborhood is served by the 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, A, C, E, J, N, Q, R, and W subway lines, as well as numerous buses and even water taxis. It can also be reached on foot, by car or taxi, or by bike.

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Trip ideas


When to Get There

Tribeca, like the rest of New York, maintains an ever-present buzz of energy, and there’s never a bad time to visit. That said, the neighborhood is at it busiest (and most star-studded) during the Tribeca Film Festival, held late April–early May.

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The Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca hosts one of the country’s most revered independent film festivals. Held each spring, the Tribeca Film Festival includes a diverse range of screenings, panels, and other events, many of which are accessible to the public.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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