Icons of New York City: 7 Historical Landmarks

New York City is one of the most popular cities across the world. There is so much to see and do here, and there are famous landmarks and iconic places all around.

Here are 7 historical landmarks in NYC that are well-known and worth seeing while in the city:


1) Wall Street

 NYC is home to the trading hub here on Wall Street, an eight-block district with all the major plays in the trading space being located here. You’ll find the New York Stock Exchange here, as well as those in banking, finances and brokerages.

2) Yankee Stadium

Historically known for its baseball roots and tie to Babe Ruth, the Yankee Stadium has gone through changes over the years, including getting a new home and location in 2006. It was over a billion-dollar project, and gave a major boost to the surrounding area with a new subway stop as well!

3) Broadway Theatre

Broadway Theatre, located in Midtown Manhattan, is known for its incredible performances that are held across its 41 professional theatres. It is one of the top areas for entertainment in NYC, and if you want to catch a show while you’re here and have a classic NYC experience, this is where to go! Just be sure to book ahead so you can be sure to catch a show that’d you like to see- it will be something you’ll remember forever!

4) Times Square

Times Square is one of the most well-known sites in NYC. It is a bustling part of the city, with flashing billboards surrounding a busy intersection where cars, bikers and pedestrians travel through to simply get around the city but also to come and see all the action that is Times Square! There are plenty of shops and restaurants around here, but the main attraction here is to come see the billboards and energy here.

5) Federal Hall

Federal Hall National Memorial, located on Wall Street in the Financial District of NYC, has significant importance for our country, as it was home to the first Congress and Supreme Court. Most notably, it was where President George Washington took the oath of office as the first President of the United States.

6) Trinity Church

Trinity Church is a Gothic style church in NYC that draws incredible amounts of visitors due to its unique architecture as well as its ties to notable figures throughout history. It is well known for its ties to George Washington as a visiting place, and the cemetery next door has a number of historical figures lying at rest, such as Alexander and Eliza Hamilton.

7) Grand Central Station 

With all the tourists and bustling life of the city, Grand Central Station became a quick landmark as it is home to the railroad travelers in the city. Nowadays it goes beyond just a center for transport, as it is also full of numerous eateries and shops, perfect for killing time while you’re waiting to catch your train.

Have you ever visited any of these landmarks? If so, what did you think of them?

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