Archtober at the Seaport Museum

Archtober 2019 at the Seaport Museum

Join the Seaport Museum for Archtober 2019 for special building tours and district walking tours uncovering hidden histories inside Schermerhorn Row and throughout the architecture of the Seaport District. Tours will cover some of the oldest standing structures in Manhattan, the very typography adorning the buildings themselves, and even provide a closer look at some of the treasures found inside one of the most significant examples of early 19th century commercial architecture: Schermerhorn Row


Tours

Building Tour: Schermerhorn Row and the Seaport*

Come discover the treasures hidden inside Schermerhorn Row, one of the most significant examples of early 19th century commercial architecture. This special tour will take you through the remains of two 19th century hotels made famous by New Yorker writer Joseph Mitchell’s “Up in the Old Hotel.”

Meet your tour guide at the entrance of the South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street.

*Tours are not open to children under 10. No food and beverages are permitted. 

Access to the Schermerhorn Row galleries is approximately 76 steps walk-up.

Tours are scheduled Fridays and Saturdays in October. Tickets are $15.

Friday, October 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th, 3-4PM.

Saturday, October 5th, 12th, and 26th, 12-1PM, 2-3PM, 4-5PM.


Walking Tour: Hidden History of the South Street Seaport’s Architecture

Several buildings in the seaport district are considered to be some of the oldest standing structures in Manhattan. From rat pits to a warehouse built by one of the most famous American architects of the 19th century, the buildings of the seaport have a big story to tell.

Meet your tour guide at the entrance of the South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street.

Tours are scheduled Fridays in October. Tickets are $15.

Friday, October 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th, 5:30-6:30PM.


Walking Tour: Typography and Job Printing in the 19th-Century Seaport

Most printers in early 19th century New York were located where the action was: near the city’s main port of entry at South Street. Walk with us to discover where passenger and shipping services printed their tickets, and learn about the typography on these historic buildings.

Meet your tour guide at Bowne & Co. Printing Office, 207-209 Water Street.

Tours are scheduled Sundays in October. Tickets are $15.

Sunday, October 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th, 3-4PM