My mom grew up by the South Street Seaport where I’ve heard so many stories about living in the projects and just how much that area (and NYC) has changed. I find it so incredible that those same cobblestone streets were walked upon by so many generations in the past whose stories are ingrained in the city. One way to get a peace of history, and specifically learn more about that area, is to take a cool Seaport Walking Tour. Hosted by the South Street Seaport Museum, these interesting tours illuminate the hidden, forgotten, and overlooked histories of New York’s original seaport. Starting on Thursday, April 21, 2016 there will be two regularly scheduled tours available: The Secret Life of the Brooklyn Bridge and A Wicked Tour of the Fourth Ward. Check more info below for several tours that are happening this April.
Titanic’s Seaport (Limited Run)
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; 12:15pm – 1:30pm
April 14, 15, 16
$25 Adults, $20 Seniors/Museum Members, $15 Children
Join the South Street Seaport Museum for thisspecial tour to commemorate 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, 12:15pm – 1:30pm
April 21, 28
May 12, 19, 26
$20 Adults, $15 Seniors/Museum Members, $10 Children
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, 12:15pm – 1:30pm
April 22, 29
May 13, 20, 27
$25 Adults, $15 Seniors/Museum Members, $10 Children
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.
Tours will be led by 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.
For more info, please visit: https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/seaportwalkingtours/