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2-Hour Guided Historical Tour of Brooklyn Navy Yard

Kings County, United States

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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
Driver and bus to transport us from place to place across the massive site
Knowledgeable and engaging guide
4-5 stops to visit historically significant sites
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

1 Carlton Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205, USA

Departure Time

2:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
Stop At:  
Brooklyn Navy Yard BLDG 92
Begin your tour at 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
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • While infants under 2 years of age do not require tickets, they must be tied to the body (via a wrapping cloth, Baby Bjorn, etc.) of the accompanying adult while on the bus to ensure the child’s safety
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • This tour is wheelchair-accessible, however the bus has limited capacity for wheelchair users. If a wheelchair-accessible space on the bus is needed, please provide this information with your booking and you will receive a confirmation for a wheelchair-accessible spot on the bus or alternate accommodations if no spot is available. Please provide as much advance notice as possible to ensure accommodations.
  • Assistive listening devices are available for guests and may be requested on the day of the tour.
  • 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. 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. Additional directions provided with your confirmation.
  • The tour will start at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at Building 92, which includes a coffee shop, small gift shop, and three floors of exhibits that are free and open to the public. The exhibitions are open from 12-6pm, Wednesday-Sunday.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Turnstile Tours, Inc.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the maximum group size during 2-Hour Guided Historical Tour of Brooklyn Navy Yard?
This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

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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.
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.
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.
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!
Excellent tour Excellent...
Susan H B
, Jul 2015
Excellent tour Excellent guide Will recommend the tour to friends Really fascinating
Guide was fun,knew the material and it...
Susan L
, Aug 2014
Guide was fun,knew the material and it was an enjoyable experience.
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.
Very well organized. Excellent tour...
Lynn W
, Sep 2013
Very well organized. Excellent tour guide, knowledgeable and pleasant. Presentation well-paced and informative.
Excellent tour guide, interesting...
Joanna U
, Mar 2013
Excellent tour guide, interesting tour, wish I could have had access to some of the buildings.
Passeio interessante para quem gosta...
, 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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