Free Brooklyn Heights History Tour

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Alex
Quality Verified Registered on February 06, 2023

I am a licensed tour guide, professional blogger, and active member of the Guides Association of New York City. My passion is New York’s food, history, and culture, and my walking tours are one of a kind NYC experiences! I also created, own, and operate a tour agency called Food Strolls Guided Tours right here in New York City.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Join Alex on a Brooklyn Heights walking tour and learn the history of America’s oldest suburb.  We’ll discuss the area’s past, from Dutch farmland to one of New York’s most exclusive neighborhoods, and its close relationship to the history of transportation in NYC.

We’ll weave our way through the Brooklyn Heights Historic District, stopping at several National Historic Landmarks along the way.  Other stops include Brooklyn’s Borough Hall, Plymouth Church, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Brooklyn Bridge, and Fulton Ferry Landing.  If time allows, we may even stop by a few celebrity mansions!! 

Along the way, you'll have plenty of time to ask questions and engage with Alex on any number of topics. 

The tours are casual, flexible, and fun, so bring your curiosity and a comfortable pair of walking shoes! 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    209 Joralemon St, Brooklyn, NY 11201,...
    209 Joralemon St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
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    I will be standing on the front steps of Borough Hall holding a clear folder full of black and white images.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Brooklyn Borough Hall
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Brooklyn Historical Society
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Brooklyn Heights Promenade
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Brooklyn Bridge View
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Plymouth Church
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Fulton Ferry Historic District
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Dumbo - Manhattan Bridge View

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Alfonso 10 Mar 2023

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Travelled in group - Mar 2023
Excelente el tour de Alex, muy profesional y amable. Información relevante, con un recorrido bien diseñado, y datos que hacen interesante el tour en todo momento. Gracias Alex!
Paulina 10 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
It was really great tour. I highly recomend this one!
Roman 03 Mar 2023

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Travelled alone - Feb 2023
Very nice experience! Comfortable atmosphere. Competent explanations and relevant answers. Highly recommended!
Juliana 01 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2023
Alex was great, he provided good and interesting information, I really appreciated it! Also, he spoke clearly and good pace English, which was great for my husband who doesn’t speak fluently, but still was able to understand most of the tour :-)
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 30 people.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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