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Discover the best Brooklyn tour in this exciting walking tour which includes a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge! 

Discover the revolution that is Brooklyn in this exciting Brooklyn walking tour!   Step back in time and experience the Brooklyn Bridge, DUMBO, Brooklyn Bridge Park and Brooklyn Heights.  Discover the borough’s revolutionary history and modern reinvention.  Take in breathtaking waterfront vistas, extraordinary locales, picturesque parks, and cultural surprises.  The Revolutionary Brooklyn Walking Tour is led by a 20-year historian and licensed New York City tour guide.

Our journey begins by crossing the historic Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan.  Learn about the 14-year epic saga of the great engineering achievement of the 19th century that connected the “twin cities” of Brooklyn and New York.

We’ll continue in DUMBO where you’ll discover how an antiquated warehouse and factory district was transformed into a prime residential, cultural, and retail/commercial/tech center that businesses like Etsy, Jacques Torres, and West Elm call home.

As we progress through the Brooklyn tour you’ll see the stunning Brooklyn Bridge Park, you’ll see awe-inspiring views from below the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridge, plus a perfectly restored 1922 carousel revolving within a “crystal” box.

We’ll explore Brooklyn Heights, New York City’s first suburb and historic district, with spectacular views of Manhattan from the Promenade. We’ll stand near where George Washington conducted a maritime retreat that saved American independence during the Revolutionary War and where Robert Fulton ran his steamboat ferries to and from the Brooklyn suburbs.  Discover dozens of elegant pre-Civil War homes and hear the stories of famous residents such as Truman Capote, Norman Mailer and Arthur Miller.  See a house from the movie “Moonstruck,” and discover the 1847 church visited by Abraham Lincoln and led by the most famous preacher in America.

Experience the cultural and historical phenomenon that is Brooklyn on this walking tour.  Reserve your place by joining the “Brooklyn Revolution” tour today!

Here are just a few of the many experiences that await you:

  • * We’ll start in Manhattan with a walk over the monumental Brooklyn Bridge and take in breathtaking vistas of the Manhattan skyline
  • Visit the stunning, recently built Brooklyn Bridge Park on the picturesque waterfront near the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges
  • Visit Jacques Torres Chocolate shop, the most famous chocolatier in New York City
  • See a fully-restored sensational 1922 carousel on the river
  • Explore DUMBO, a former factory and warehouse district, now transformed into a scenic commercial and residential neighborhoo
  • Walk through the elegant and quiet tree-lined streets of Brooklyn Heights with hundreds of beautiful townhouses from the 1800s
  •  …plus other surprises.
    You will discover the epic story of the Brooklyn Bridge, the great engineering achievement of the 19th Century, and learn about the family that helped create it. Discover the charismatic preacher and abolitionist who invited Abraham Lincoln to Brooklyn in 1860. See the mansion where Truman Capote, author of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” lived, visit locations where movies such as “Moonstruck,” with Cher and Nicholas Cage, were filmed…and more!

Experience the cultural and historical phenomenon that is Brooklyn on this walking tour.  Reserve your place by joining the “Brooklyn Revolution” tour today!

Led by licensed New York City tour guide Bruce Racond, who has spent more than 20 years entertaining and educating visitors on the vast history and showing the unique locations of New York.

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The tour is conducted in the rain, snow or shine.  There are no cancellations for rain or snow.

The tour is approximately 3.25 miles and takes about 3 hours.  The walk is of moderate difficulty as there are inclined walkways/sidewalks on the Brooklyn Bridge and along the tour.  Wear appropriate shoes and clothing depending on the weather.

The TOUR BEGINS IN MANHATTAN near the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge and the TOUR ENDS IN BROOKLYN. 

The closest subway to the end of the tour is the A, C High Street station.  The 2, 3 Clark Street station is within walking distance.  Please check the MTA.info website for subway closures and service restrictions. 

No food or drinks are included with the tour. 

Further details will be sent after you register.

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