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  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)
Uncover the historic South Street Seaport district and hear gripping tales of the port's turbulent past on this historical walking tour of New York City. You will explore this seaside neighborhood, which blends the early days of sailing intrigue with the vibrant shopping and dining of present. Your knowledgable guide will show you sights and perspectives rarely seen by locals, as well as the hottest places to shop, socialize and soak up the Seaport 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

What You Can Expect

Walking Tour of New York's Historic South Street Seaport

South Street Seaport Museum, New York City

This New York City walking tour takes you through the South Street Seaport district and its origin of commerce, which includes the once-famed Fulton Fish Market and a 150-year-old working print shop to a now bustling mecca for shopping and dining. The South Street Seaport was a major port for New York between the American Revolution and on through the Civil War, and became a home to numerous moored historical sailing ships, including the Wavertree.

You'll have magnificent views of the Brooklyn Bridge while you see places like the Bridge Café, New York's oldest drinking establishment, and the Paris Café, where Thomas Edison planned lower Manhattan's first electrical grid. This area was knows as the gateway to the world, with it's bars and taverns, shops, ships, houses and old streets. Following the haunted Bridge Café, you will see Jeremy's Ale House, where 9/11 first responders took refuge, and the Titanic Lighthouse, a memorial that was dedicated to those lost their lives when the ship sank and also the origin of New York’s famous New Years Eve Ball Drop!

Among the landmarks in this five-block radius, you will also see the site of George Washington's first presidential mansion, the Federalist buildings from the late 1700s, and the 1830s Greek Revival warehouses and counting quarters.

Customer Reviews

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.

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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