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Free Park Slope and Prospect Park History Tour

Duration: 2h and 15min
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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
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Tour description

Join Alex on a walking tour of Park Slope and Prospect Park.  We’ll discuss the area’s past, from Dutch farmland to one of America’s wealthiest Gilded Age neighborhoods, and beyond.  We will weave our way through the Park Slope Historic District and visit several neighborhood landmarks, including 19th-century mansions, Revolutionary War monuments, and Brooklyn’s spectacular “Gold Coast”.

We'll climb the "slope" toward Prospect Park, or the Central Park of Brooklyn!  We'll talk about the American Revolution and the Battle of Brooklyn, which took place throughout the hills of Park Slope and Prospect Park.  Locations we'll visit inside Prospect Park include the Litchfield Villa, Battle Pass, and Brooklyn's iconic Grand Army Plaza.

The tour ends nearby several popular Brooklyn attractions, including the Prospect Park Zoo, the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, the Brooklyn Library, and the world famous Brooklyn Museum.

Along the way, you'll have plenty of opportunities to engage and ask questions.

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

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  • Meeting point:
    321 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA
    321 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA
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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).

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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 8 people.
Pets
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 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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