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.
Note: The exact meeting location will be provided upon booking.
What to expect
- Hear the gripping tales of South Street Seaport's turbulent past and storied history
- Explore the seaside neighborhood, which blends early days of sailing intrigue with vibrant shopping and dining of present
- See the sights and perspectives rarely seen by locals and the best places to shop and socialize
About this Activity
|Price||$30.00 per guest|
|Duration / Session||2 hours|
Cancellations must be made a week in advance for a full refund. Cancellations 3 to 6 days in advance will be charged a 50% cancellation fee and 2 days or less before will be charged 100% cancellation fee.