South Street Seaport Museum Announces 2018 Seaport Walking Tours

The South Street Seaport Museum presents its 2018 season of walking tours exploring the history of the South Street Seaport Historic District on the last Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of the month at 6pm. Walking tours meet at the South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street, NYC. Tickets are $20 ($10 for Seaport Museum Members) and can be purchased at www.seaportmuseum.org/seaportwalkingtours/.

The South Street Seaport Museum's walking tours are a perfect one-hour tour experience to learn and laugh about the South Street Seaport Historic District's and Lower Manhattan's crazy history. Join the Museum's Historian on the last Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of each month for a walk around South Street! Visit the walking tour calendar at www.seaportmuseum.org/seaportwalkingtours/ to learn more and select tickets for the tours.

The tours meet at South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street. Please wear weather appropriate clothing, comfortable shoes, and have a bottle of water with you.

Wednesday: Rum Runners and Revolutionaries

The Roaring Twenties transformed the piers of the East River into a haven for mobsters, smugglers, and tourists heading to the casinos of Havana, Cuba. From rum runners to luxury liners, discover the forgotten life of the East River waterfront during Prohibition, the Great Depression, and the Cuban Revolution.

Thursday: The Curious Life of the Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge quietly rises above South Street, but beneath its great towers, it stands on nearly 150 years' worth of secrets. Take a walk from the Seaport District to the entrance of the Brooklyn Bridge as the stories of the bridge's grueling construction, the incredible lives of its builders, and long forgotten vaults hidden deep within are revealed to you.

Friday: Sex, Liquor, and Murder

Join the Seaport Museum's Historian for an exclusive and dark tour of 19th-century New York's most notorious district of vice and depravity, the Fourth Ward. On this once a month adults-only (18 and older) evening tour you will hear the stories of sordid murders, dangerous criminals, and infamous houses of ill repute as you take a walk through the Wickedest Ward.

The South Street Seaport Museum, located in the heart of the historic seaport district in New York City, preserves and interprets the history of New York as a great port city. Founded in 1967, and designated by Congress as America's National Maritime Museum, the Museum houses an extensive collection of works of art and artifacts, a maritime reference library, exhibition galleries and education spaces, working nineteenth century print shops, and an active fleet of historic vessels that all work to tell the story of "Where New York Begins."

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