Brooklyn Bridge

Hear untold tales of the Brooklyn Bridge, one of NYC's most incredible landmarks!

  • TOUR LENGTH

    About 2 hours

  • WALKING DISTANCE

    2 miles, some stairs and slight incline

  • NOTABLE SITES YOU'LL SEE

    Brooklyn Bridge, views of the harbor including Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Manhattan skyline, Brooklyn Heights, and Brooklyn Bridge Promenade

ABOUT THE TOUR

Have you ever wondered where New York’s secret treasure vaults for the insanely rich were? Or what the effects of a highly compressed atmosphere on a common toilet would be? Have you ever found yourself wondering how much fun it would have been to be a poor immigrant in 19th-century America? (SPOILER ALERT– it wasn’t!) Get ready to explore the amazing story of the Brooklyn Bridge as THE HISTORY COUPLE shows you the true story of the men and women who built it.

This tour begins in Thomas Paine Park, then walks through Manhattan’s Civic Center area, crosses the Brooklyn Bridge, and finally ends in Brooklyn Heights. You’ll fall in love with the Roebling family, who built the bridge, and come to understand why this landmark is truly the eighth wonder of the world!

The tour meets in Thomas Paine Park, at the corner of Worth and Lafayette Streets.

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Whether you live in New York City or are just visiting, THE HISTORY COUPLE offers walking tours that everyone can enjoy! Book a private tour with your favorite walking buddies or come on a public tour and meet a whole new group of friends. Either way, you’ll all love hearing the offbeat stories of NYC’s great neighborhoods!