The South Street Seaport Museum is launching Seaport Walking Tours, about the fascinating hidden, forgotten, and overlooked histories of New York’s original seaport, including connections to the Titanic and secrets of the Brooklyn Bridge.
The walking tours begin Thursday, April 21, 2016, and tours will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday through the summer. Tickets are $20 Adults, $15 Seniors and Museum members and $05 Children, except for the Titanic tour, which is $5 more for each ticket
Here is the schedule through Memorial Day:
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 14, 15 and 16 at 12:15pm – 1:30pm
- This special tour commemorates the 104th anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic. From Schermerhorn Row to the Brooklyn Bridge, discover the sites of the Seaport and their surprising connections to the ill-fated liner.
The Secret Life of the Brooklyn Bridge
Thursdays, April 21 and 28; and May 12, 19 and 26 at 12:15pm – 1:30pm
- Underneath its elegant and restrained exterior the Brooklyn Bridge holds many secrets. Take a walk as the stories of the remarkable builders and the quirky life of this enigmatic structure are revealed to you.
- *Note: this walking tour does not take you over the Brooklyn Bridge.
A Wicked Tour of the Fourth Ward
Fridays, April 22 and 29; and May 13, 20 and 27 at 12:15pm – 1:30pm
- Home to eccentric and dangerous characters, the Fourth Ward was the city’s district of vice and crime. Take a walk back to 19th Century New York’s wickedest ward.
Your tour guide for all tours is William Roka, Historian and Operations Associate at the South Street Seaport Museum. In addition to working at the Seaport Museum, Mr. Roka is also an independent scholar who has presented at several academic conferences in the United States and abroad. His research focuses on the history of transatlantic travel and ocean liners in the early 20th century.
The South Street Seaport is back in full form after being devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Check out these restaurants and shops.
About South Street Seaport Museum –
A non-profit cultural institution located in the heart of the historic South Street Seaport district in New York City. Founded in 1967, the South Street Seaport Museum preserves and interprets the history of New York as a great port city. Designated by Congress as America’s National Maritime Museum, the Museum houses galleries and performance spaces, working nineteenth century print shops, a maritime library, a maritime craft center, and a fleet of historic vessels that all work to tell the story of “Where New York Begins.”