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

Walking Tour of New York's Historic South Street Seaport

Discover the historic South Street Seaport district of New York City on this guided walking tour. This thriving area features some of the oldest architecture in downtown Manhattan, including renovated original mercantile buildings, plus modern tourist malls with food, shopping and nightlife. Visit some of this historic district’s cafes and watering holes and find the hottest places shop, eat, socialize and soak up the scene.

Highlights

  • 2-hour walking tour of New York City
  • Explore the historic side of the South Street Seaport
  • Learn about the largest collections of historic tall ships docked at the Seaport
  • Beautiful views of the Brooklyn Bridge
  • Visit the Bridge Café, the Paris Café, and Jeremy's Ale House
  • Walk past the Titanic Memorial Lighthouse, the origin of the New Years Eve Ball Drop
  • Informative, professional guide

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Walking Tour of New York's Historic South Street Seaport

South Street Seaport Museum, New York City

The past meets the present on this walking tour through South Street Seaport, a historic area on the East River in New York City.

The Seaport was renowned for its majestic tall ships and Federalist buildings dating back to the late 1700s. One of its previous claims to fame was the Fulton Fish Market, once the most important East Coast wholesale fish market. Today, the Seaport is a thriving area for shopping and dining establishments. In fact, it now operates primarily as a mall and tourism center. Visitors can choose from among a variety of shops and a food court, while outside decks provide views of the East River, the Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn Heights.

On this walking tour, see the Titanic Memorial lighthouse at the entrance of the Seaport, a 60-foot-tall structure built to remember the people who died on the RMS Titanic in 1912. Visit the Bridge Café, New York City's oldest drinking establishment, and Jeremy’s Ale House, a respite for first responders on 9/11.

Hear the gripping stories of the Seaport's turbulent past and discover some of the sights and perspectives rarely seen even by locals.

Customer Reviews

Lorraine

4 star rating: Recommended January 2012

A good way to understand more about the history of this part of NY, and see how it has developed through to today. Well narrated, and we covered a lot of ground in the time available.

David W USA

4 star rating: Recommended September 2011

we were the only ones on the tour. we saw the seaport, wall street, and the world trade center. We learned about the history of the area and the changes that have been taking place in the area. It was nice

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