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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

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  • Location:New York City, New York
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

Brooklyn Navy Yard Tour

See a unique part of New York City and learn something new about US history on this guided tour of Brooklyn Navy Yard, located on the borough’s historic waterfront. Gain unique insight into New York’s interesting naval legacy as you witness the yard’s dramatic transformation from the Revolutionary War to today. Your knowledgeable guide will lead you through one of the country's former leading naval shipbuilding facilities, and explain how it has become a national leader for sustainable urban industrial parks. This is a great tour for history buffs and people interested in 'green' industry and manufacturing!


  • 2-hour Brooklyn Navy Yard tour
  • Learn all about New York’s naval and martime history from your guide
  • Visit a former navy hospital and a 19th-century dry dock that's still used today for ship repair
  • Check out the country’s first multi-story ‘green’ industrial building and first wind- and solar-powered street lamps
  • See historical photographs and listen to audio clips of WW2-era workers, manufacturers and farmers
  • Great for history buffs, urban planners, and people interested in sustainable architecture and industry!

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What You Can Expect

Brooklyn Navy Yard Tour

Crane in Brooklyn Yard

Meet at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center and hop on a bus to begin your tour of this massive 300-acre (121-hectare) historical site. You and your knowledgeable guide will stop and explore several locations by foot for a closer look at New York’s interesting naval history.

Visit some of the yard’s most intriguing places, like the 19th-century navy hospital and surgeon's house and the oldest dry dock in the US, which is still used for ship repair today.

For more than 150 years, this yard created America's most famous fighting ships, from the USS Maine to the USS Missouri. Hear how it has transformed from one of the nation's top naval shipbuilding facilities into a national leader for sustainable urban industrial parks. It now houses the nation's first multi-story ‘green’ industrial building, featuring wind turbines and wind- and solar-powered street lamps.

To enhance your experience, see historical photographs and listen to audio clips of WW2-era workers, manufacturers and farmers.

You’ll also learn how today the manufacturing facilities are used by hundreds of companies and generate a wide range of products ranging from modular housing units to military body armor, Sweet n' Low, whiskey and movie set designs!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

GREAT tour, the tour guide was very knowledgeable and warm. Enjoyed all the detailed information he gave us. I was happy to add additional information since I had worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in the 50s.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was highly interesting and well guided! I wish we could have entered some of the buildings and seen more of the adaptive re-use and sustainability aspects but overall, quite satisfied!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent tour
Excellent guide
Will recommend the tour to friends
Really fascinating

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Guide was fun,knew the material and it was an enjoyable experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Fascinating and a worth while trip whole heatedly recommend it to anyone who's new to NYC or just never taken one of these trips ever even if you aren't new here.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Very well organized. Excellent tour guide, knowledgeable and pleasant. Presentation well-paced and informative.

4 star rating: Recommended April 2013

Excellent tour guide, interesting tour, wish I could have had access to some of the buildings.

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