Seaport Historic District
A walking tour exploring the Seaport Historic District. The East River was crucial to the early history of New York City. By the 19th century the area’s booming shipping industry helped move New York to become the world’s commercial epicenter. On this tour we will explore the history, architecture, and people of the oldest intact Manhattan neighborhood. In addition to the Seaport’s historic significance, our tour will also explore the more recent history surrounding of the district, from its preservation in the 1960s to the flooding from Hurricane Sandy that the district is still recovering from. Historic stops could include: Schermerhorn Row; the Paris Cafe; Old Fulton Fish Market; the Black Ball Line; and the stories of Joseph Mitchell, Thomas Edison, George Washington, and Herman Melville.
This tour is co-sponsored with the Museum of the City of New York/South Street Seaport Museum. Following Hurricane Sandy, the South Street Seaport Museum was badly flooded and is temporarily closed for renovation. The neighborhood is quickly recovering and as soon as the Museum reopens our tour will, once again, include free admission as part of our tour!
Come join our tour and support the Seaport Historic District community!