Explore the Brooklyn Bridge and discover its amazing history and incredible secrets on this 2-hour walking tour! This tour will start in the old Five Points district, walk through Manhattan’s Civic Center area, explore Brooklyn Heights, and of course cross the Great Bridge itself.
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Ever wonder where New York’s secret treasure vaults for the insanely rich are? Or what are the effects of a highly compressed atmosphere on a common toilet? Did you find yourself thinking how much fun it must have been to be a poor immigrant in 19th century America? (SPOILER ALERT– It wasn’t!) Learn all this and more as you walk across the eighth wonder of the world! Get ready to discover the amazing story of the Brooklyn Bridge and learn about incredible men and women who built it.
This tour starts in the old Five Points district, New York City’s most notorious slum, where you will learn all about the immigrants who came to this country and helped in the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge. Then, take a walk through Manhattan’s Civic Center area where your guide will introduce the city’s most corrupt politician, Boss Tweed himself. After that, tackle the Great Bridge itself! On the bridge, you will learn how it was constructed, the amazing inventions of the 19th century engineers who designed it, and of course, all the horrible ways that the workers died! (Seriously, it’s pretty brutal.) Finally, the tour ends on the Brooklyn Promenade for the most picturesque view of the Manhattan skyline and to discuss the legacy of this amazing landmark.
- Local and professional guide
- Small-group tour
- Walking tour
- Admission ticket
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- A moderate amount of walking is involved
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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