South Street Seaport Museum announces Seaport Walking Tours April 2016

Looking for some city fun with your family?

Visit one of NYC’s most beautiful locations, South Street Seaport and learn some of our history with your family.

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The South Street Seaport Museum announces Seaport Walking Tours, illuminating 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. To commemorate the sinking of Titanic, a special limited run walking tour is only available on April 14, 15, and 16.  Several new tours will be introduced after the Memorial Day weekend. Tickets available at https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/seaportwalkingtours/.

Titanic's Seaport Walking Tour

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 this special 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.

Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour

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.

Wickedest Ward Walking Tour

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.

ABOUT SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM

South Street Seaport Museum is 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.”

All images were taken from the South Street Seaport Museum website

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