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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 from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War to today.  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 dilapidated warehouse and factory district was transformed into a prime residential, cultural, and commercial/tech center with businesses such as Etsy and West Elm call home.  Enjoy a stop at the first store of the most famous chocolate maker in New York, Jacques Torres.

You’ll see the stunning Brooklyn Bridge Park, and encounter awe-inspiring views, and a perfectly restored 1922 carousel 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 in 1776 that saved American independence during the Revolutionary War and where Robert Fulton ran his steamboat ferries to and from the Brooklyn suburbs.  We’ll also explore Brooklyn Heights, New York City’s first suburb and historic district, with spectacular views of Manhattan from the Promenade. Discover hundreds of elegant pre-Civil War homes and hear stories of famous residents such as Truman Capote.  See a house from the movie “Moonstruck,” and discover the 1850 church visited by Abraham Lincoln and led by the most famous preacher in America, Henry Ward Beecher.

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.  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.  
  • 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.
  • Walk through the DUMBO neighborhood and experience the modern transformation of an 1800s factory and warehouse district into a sensational commercial and residential neighborhood.
  • See a fully-restored sensational 1922 carousel on the river.
  • Visit historic locations involving George Washington and the Revolutionary War.
  • Walk through the elegant and quiet tree-lined streets of Brooklyn Heights with hundreds of beautiful townhouses from the 1800s.
  • See the historic 1850 Plymouth Church that helped elect Abraham Lincoln to the presidency, led by the charasmatic minister Henry Ward Beecher, brother to Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.  The church was called the”Grand Central Depot” of New York’s Underground Railroad.  Discover the church’s fascinating history and legacy.
  • Walk along the streets featured in famous movies such as Moonstruck with Cher and Nicholas Cage.
  • See the mansion where Truman Capote lived and wrote “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,…and much 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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TOUR NOTES:

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.  

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

No food or drinks are included with the tour. 

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