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See a different part of New York City and get a US history lesson on this 2-hour tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. This guided walking/riding tour explores the 300-acre property along Brooklyn’s industrial waterfront. See historical photographs and learn about the history and innovation of the Navy Yard, from the Revolutionary War to today. Take a closer look at its most intriguing sites — like a dry dock that’s been used for ship repair since 1851 and the Green Manufacturing Center, a future hub for the development of new products and technologies.

Highlights

  • 2-hour Brooklyn Navy Yard tour
  • Learn all about New York’s naval and martime history from your guide
  • Visit 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

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Meet the tour guide at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center, BLDG 92. This exhibition and visitors center is located on Brooklyn’s waterfront between the Williamsburg and Manhattan Bridges and is surrounded by the DUMBO/Vinegar Hill, Fort Greene and Williamsburg sections of Brooklyn.

The Brooklyn Navy Yard is a modern industrial park with over four million square feet of space. For more than 150 years, the Navy Yard produced America’s best-known fighting Naval ships, from the USS Maine to the USS Missouri. Today, it is a model for sustainable urban industrial parks and is home to more than 330 industrial and creative businesses.

This guided Brooklyn Navy Yard walking/riding tour explores the 300-acre property along Brooklyn’s industrial waterfront and offers opportunities to take a closer look at its most intriguing sites. There’s a dry dock that’s been used for ship repair since 1851. There are historic buildings that are being adaptively reused for industrial purposes. And there’s the Green Manufacturing Center, a future hub for the development of new products and technologies.

Enjoy a narrated journey along with oral history clips and historical photographs from the site’s Naval past. Witness the dramatic transformation from the Revolutionary War to those industrial innovators at the Navy Yard today.

Customer Reviews

Mary Beth L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

The tour guide was OUTSTANDING!

Leonard W

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.

Elizabeth H

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!

Susan H B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

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

Celeste B USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Excellent.

Susan L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

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

Luis V

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.

Lynn W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

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

Joanna U

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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