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Brooklyn Navy Yard Highlights Tour

Brooklyn Navy Yard Highlights Tour

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Kings County, United States
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

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Safety measures
icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Get a comprehensive overview of one of New York’s most fascinating revitalization projects at the waterfront Brooklyn Navy Yard. Explore the 300-acre (121-hectare) site by bus and on foot with a guide, and learn about its history as a naval shipyard, as well as its transformation into a modern-day hub for technology, design, and manufacturing.
  • Learn about New York’s naval history and the rebirth of Brooklyn Navy Yard
  • Visit a 19th-century dry dock that's still used for ship repairs
  • See old photographs and listen to audio clips of WWII-era workers
  • A guide shows you key sights and illuminates the yard’s history
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2-hour tour
Knowledgeable and engaging guide
4-5 stops to visit historically significant sites
Hotel pickup and drop-off
141 Flushing Ave , 141 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205, USA

Meet your guide inside Building 77, located at 141 Flushing Avenue, by Russ & Daughters bakery. Building 77 is accessible to the public from Flushing Avenue. **IMPORTANT** You should not enter any security gates of the Navy Yard, as you will not be allowed to enter the secure industrial park.

1:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
Meet the tour guide at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center, BLDG 92. This exhibition and visitors center is located on Brooklyn’s waterfront between the Williamsburg and Manhattan Bridges and is surrounded by the DUMBO/Vinegar Hill, Fort Greene and Williamsburg sections of Brooklyn.

The Brooklyn Navy Yard is a modern industrial park with over four million square feet of space. For more than 150 years, the Navy Yard produced America’s best-known fighting Naval ships, from the USS Maine to the USS Missouri. Today, it is a model for sustainable urban industrial parks and is home to more than 330 industrial and creative businesses.

This guided Brooklyn Navy Yard walking/riding tour explores the 300-acre property along Brooklyn’s industrial waterfront and offers opportunities to take a closer look at its most intriguing sites. There’s a dry dock that’s been used for ship repair since 1851. There are historic buildings that are being adaptively reused for industrial purposes. And there’s the Green Manufacturing Center, a future hub for the development of new products and technologies.

Enjoy a narrated journey along with oral history clips and historical photographs from the site’s Naval past. Witness the dramatic transformation from the Revolutionary War to those industrial innovators at the Navy Yard today.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Brooklyn Navy Yard BLDG 92
One of our stops will include the Brooklyn Navy Yard's Visitor and Exhibition Center, where you'll learn about the naval history of the site and its transformation into a center of technology, manufacturing, and design today
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Brooklyn Navy Yard
See and learn about historic buildings, urban infrastructure, food manufacturing, and one of the oldest dry docks in the country that is still in use as a commercial ship repair facility.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour is wheelchair- and stroller-accessible.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Assistive listening devices are available for guests, but must be requested at least 72 hours in advance of the tour date to ensure accommodations.
  • The Brooklyn Navy Yard can be reached by bus, on foot, by bicycle, and via the NYC public ferry system. The NYC ferries and city buses are accessible to people who use wheelchairs and strollers. Take the Astoria line ferry from East 34th Street or Pier 11/Wall Street in Manhattan to the Brooklyn Navy Yard ferry stop. Please plan your trip to the Yard in advance to ensure an early arrival.
  • Since portions of this tour will go indoors, proof of vaccination is required in order to participate. Please check to make sure that your proof and type of vaccination qualifies, according to NYC law: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-vaccines-keytonyc.page
  • Not recommended for people who have difficulty walking one mile
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Turnstile Tours, Inc.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Brooklyn Navy Yard Highlights Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Brooklyn Navy Yard Highlights Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Brooklyn Navy Yard Highlights Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Brooklyn Navy Yard Highlights Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Brooklyn Navy Yard Highlights Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Brooklyn Navy Yard Highlights Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Brooklyn Navy Yard Highlights Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Brooklyn Navy Yard Highlights Tour.

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The Navy Yard Then and Now
Allen K
, Jul 2019
An interesting blend of old stories and new designs of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Exploring the rich history of the Brooklyn Navy Yard with an enriching look toward the future of the Navy Yard. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and really good with incorporating guest's questions into the presentation.
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Guide was an expert on the subject...
Keith M
, Feb 2017
Guide was an expert on the subject matter! Building 92 welcome center is brand new and beautiful.
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GREAT tour, the tour guide was very...
Leonard W
, Nov 2015
GREAT tour, the tour guide was very knowledgeable and warm. Enjoyed all the detailed information he gave us. I was happy to add additional information since I had worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in the 50s.
star-5
This tour was highly interesting and...
Elizabeth H
, Jul 2015
This tour was highly interesting and well guided! I wish we could have entered some of the buildings and seen more of the adaptive re-use and sustainability aspects but overall, quite satisfied!
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Excellent tour Excellent...
Susan H B
, Jul 2015
Excellent tour Excellent guide Will recommend the tour to friends Really fascinating
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Guide was fun,knew the material and it...
Susan L
, Aug 2014
Guide was fun,knew the material and it was an enjoyable experience.
star-5
Fascinating and a worth while trip...
Luis V
, Nov 2013
Fascinating and a worth while trip whole heatedly recommend it to anyone who's new to NYC or just never taken one of these trips ever even if you aren't new here.
star-5
Very well organized. Excellent tour...
Lynn W
, Sep 2013
Very well organized. Excellent tour guide, knowledgeable and pleasant. Presentation well-paced and informative.
star-4
Excellent tour guide, interesting...
Joanna U
, Mar 2013
Excellent tour guide, interesting tour, wish I could have had access to some of the buildings.
star-4
Passeio interessante para quem gosta...
VIRGINIA_B
, Apr 2014
Passeio interessante para quem gosta e se interessa pela renovação de espaços e novas utilizações. Ainda estão com muitos projetos para o local, mas a área do antigo hospital é bem legal.

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