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. Come along on this grand adventure into Brooklyn's monumental story. The Revolutionary Brooklyn Walking Tour is led by a 20-year historian and licensed New York City tour guide.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Revolutionary Tours NYC, New York City, New YorkOur 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: • Discover the cultural significance of Brooklyn, the most populated borough• Learn the history, design engineering accomplishment that is the Brooklyn Bridge. See historic images and photos.• Walk through the DUMBO neighborhood and experience the transformation of a factory and warehouse district to offices and homes.• Take in views of the old converted piers to the 85 acre Brooklyn Bridge Park.• Visit historic locations involving George Washington and the Revolutionary War.• Visit the historic district that is Brooklyn Heights and the tranquil tree-lined streets of hundreds of 19th Century houses.• Learn about literary residents such as Truman Capote and Norman Mailer.• Visit a historic 19th Century church visited by Abraham Lincoln and led by a famous minister.• See sites of famous movies such as Moonstruck…and a whole lot 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.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, New YorkWe generally walk over the entire Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan to Brooklyn.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, New YorkWe generally walk over the entire Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan to Brooklyn.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Dumbo, Brooklyn, New YorkWe walk through much of DUMBO on the tour.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Brooklyn, New YorkWe walk along some of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade on the tour.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, New YorkWe walk through a number of blocks in Brooklyn Heights on the tour.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims, Brooklyn, New YorkWe discover the importance of Henry Ward Beecher and Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims on the tour. We do NOT go inside on the tour.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, New YorkWe walk through some of Brooklyn Bridge Park on the tour. Plus we see it from above.Duration: 15 minutes