The men and women who work inside them are known as New York’s Bravest. Learn about the architectural history of FDNY firehouses during a special walking tour in downtown Brooklyn this weekend. The tour includes firehouses which responded to the infamous Brooklyn Theater fire in 1876 in which more than 300 people died, and the modern, newly built headquarters used today by the FDNY. Your guide is John Marrone,
The tour is Sunday, October 5th, 1-3 PM. It is the first installment of Brooklyn’s On Fire!, a four-part series sponsored in partnership by Green-Wood Cemetery and Brooklyn Historical Society, dedicated to the history of Brooklyn’s fire, firefighters, firehouses, and more. Tickets are $20, or $15 if you are a member of either group.
Tour guide is Francis Marrone, an architectural historian and popular tour guide who makes history come alive with anecdotes, which is why he’s been named one of the best tour guides in the world by Travel + Leisure Magazine.
Reservations are required. You will be emailed the exact location of the walking tour start upon ticket purchase.
BTW – The victims of the Brooklyn Theater Fire are commemorated at Green-Wood Cemetery, which is the final resting place of many of New York City’s most famous people, including composer Leonard Bernstein and Charles Ebbets, owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers who played in Ebbets Field.