Manhattan- Patricia Vermudez

The last field trip for the class is discovering the Lower Manhattan.  The class get to visit the Fraunces Tavern.  This restaurant is an important landmark because this is the place where General George Washington bid his farewell to his officers on the 4thof December, 1783.  I went inside to take a glimpse.  I found out that this is not just a restaurant, but it also has a museum on the second floor.

Fraunces Tavern

National Register of Historic Place

Another landmark that we saw on that day was the National Museum of the American Indian.  I will definitely visit this museum soon because I became more interested in museums now.  I want to learn more about the Native Americans since I don’t know a lot of things about them.  Across the museum is where the Bowling Green Fence park can be found.

National Museum of American Indian

Bowling Green Fence

We also get to discover the famous “Charging Bull.”  It was my first time seeing it.  I didn’t get to see the “Fearless girl” though due to the number of tourists taking pictures in the location.

Charging Bull

New York Stock Exchange

Federal Hall

After that, we went to see the New York Stock Exchange building.  On our way there, we get to discover a residential building that has a huge chandelier inside.  I was in awe of how beautiful it was.  We went to the Federal Hall next, which I find very fascinating.  The inside was like a round shape that has a very beautiful circular ceiling.

We head over to the Trinity Church next.  We could not go inside because it was under renovation.  I found out that Alexander Hamilton was buried in the graveyard of the church.  Whenever I come to this area before, I usually just pass by this church, not knowing how significant this place is.

Trinity Church

The last destinations that we went to were the Oculus, World Trade Center, 9/11 memorial, and the waterfront.  I have been to these places a few times in the past, so I am more familiar with it. On my home, I discovered some colorful murals.  I even get to see some of the people painting the walls.




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