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Walking Tour of New York's Historic South Street Seaport

4 Absolutely loved it! 2 Reviews

  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5196SAIL
Uncover the historic South Street Seaport district and hear gripping tales of the port's turbulent past on this historical walking tour of New York City. You will explore this seaside neighborhood, which blends the early days of sailing intrigue with the vibrant shopping and dining of present. Your knowledgable guide will show you sights and perspectives rarely seen by locals, as well as the hottest places to shop, socialize and soak up the Seaport scene!

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
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.

Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Corner of Pearl Street and Fulton Street, New York City
Departure Time:
11am
Return Details:
Concludes at Pier 17

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Pricing information

Walking Tour of New York's Historic South Street Seaport

Seaport

Inclusions:
  • Guided walking tour
  • Professional guide
Exclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees to any museums or ships
Additional Information:
  • 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
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Traveler Reviews

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

From EUR22.67

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