About 2 hours
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.
“We did quite a few different tours during our visit to the City but the Bridge tour with Jonathan was by far our favorite.”
“Friendly and knowledgeable… akin to an old friend (albeit one who is a trained historian) showing you around their neighborhood.”
“Their knowledge and passion for the city and its history, as well as their great sense of humor, made the tour really enjoyable.”
“The best thing we did in New York! My wife and I did the Brooklyn Bridge tour with Jonathan and Alex on a perfect, sunny day in October.”