Walking Tour of New York's Historic South Street Seaport
- Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
- Fully narrated tour
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Tour is wheelchair accessible
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.
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- Guided walking tour
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Gratuities (optional)
- Entrance fees to any museums or ships
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A moderate amount of walking is involved
- Wheelchair accessible
- Infants may join the tour on a stroller
Reviewed by: Lorraine, 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.
Reviewed by: David W, USA, 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