Interactive Map: Manhattan in 1609

Have you ever wondered what New York was like before it was a city? Find out here, by navigating through the map below to discover Manhattan Island and its native wildlife in 1609.

Click to zoom into Mannahatta or enter your address or a landmark name (e.g. Empire State Building) in the text box below the map. Use the slider control to fade between 1609 and today and the ‘Streets’ button to turn on/off the roadways.

Map provided courtesy of The Mannahatta Project, a project of the Wildlife Conservation Society.