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New York's Historic South Street Seaport Walking Tour

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Overview

New York is a patchwork of fascinating historic districts, and with this walking tour you can discover one of the most storied—the South Street Seaport. This thriving area features some of the oldest architecture in downtown Manhattan, including renovated original mercantile buildings. Explore with a guide to enjoy historic cafes and watering holes and find the hottest places shop, eat, socialize, and soak up the scene.
  • Explore the historic side of the South Street Seaport
  • Admire the largest collections of historic tall ships docked at the Seaport
  • Beautiful views of the Brooklyn Bridge
  • Visit the Titanic Memorial Lighthouse and learn about its significance
Guided walking tour
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Entrance fees to any museums or ships

Departure Point

34 Fulton St, New York, NY 10038, USA

Departure Time

11:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
The past meets the present on this morning walking tour through South Street Seaport, a historic area on the East River in New York City.

Meet your guide to tour the Seaport, renowned for its majestic tall ships and Federalist buildings dating back to the late 1700s. One of its previous claims to fame was the Fulton Fish Market, once the most important wholesale fish market on the East Coast.

Today, the Seaport is a thriving area for shopping and dining establishments and you'll have a chance to browse the shops and food court, as well as admire views of the East River, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Brooklyn Heights from the outside decks.

Follow your guide to the Titanic Memorial lighthouse at the entrance of the Seaport, a 60-foot-tall structure built to remember the people who died on the RMS Titanic in 1912. Visit the Bridge Café, New York City's oldest drinking establishment, and Jeremy’s Ale House, a respite for first responders on 9/11.

Hear the gripping stories of the Seaport's turbulent past and discover some of the sights and perspectives rarely seen even by locals before ending your tour at the meeting point.
Itinerary
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Uncle Sam's New York Walking Tours
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.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Seaport District NYC
Walking Tour of New York's Historic South Street Seaport
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Brooklyn Bridge
Walking Tour of New York's Historic South Street Seaport
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Jeremy's Ale House
Walking Tour of New York's Historic South Street Seaport
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Titanic Memorial Park
Walking Tour of New York's Historic South Street Seaport
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Infants may join the tour on a stroller
  • OPERATED BY Uncle Sam's New York

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What is the maximum group size during New York's Historic South Street Seaport Walking Tour?
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This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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Unfortunately the guide did not have a...
mark.letza
, May 2016
Unfortunately the guide did not have a good historical knowledge of the area.
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A good way to understand more about...
Lorraine
, Jan 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.
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we were the only ones on the tour...
David W
, Sep 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

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