In-Person and Anytime Activities Throughout the Month of October
Our annual series of seaport district walking tours return in-person for Archtober 2022.
Join the Seaport Museum’s staff for free, in-person walking tours of the South Street Seaport Historic District to discover the hidden history of the Seaport’s architecture and where passenger and shipping services printed their tickets and advertisements.
Additionally, check out a selection of virtual “anytime-activities” that will be available throughout the month of October, in partnership with Urban Archive, including self-led walking tours of New York City from the history of coffee consumption in lower Manhattan to the rise of Industry City.
Seaport Walking Tour: Hidden History of the South Street Seaport’s Architecture
October 8, 15, 29 at 2pm; October 12 at 6:30pm | In-Person | 12 Fulton St. | Free
Several buildings in the South Street Seaport Historic District are considered to be some of the oldest standing structures in Manhattan. From taverns to warehouses, built by the most famous American architects of the 19th century, the buildings of the Seaport have big stories to tell. Take a walk with us and discover the origins of New York’s greatness. Tours will be led together by the Seaport Museum’s Director of Collections and Manager of Engagement & Public Programs. Rain or shine.
Meet your tour guides at the main entrance to the South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street.
Seaport Walking Tour: Typography and Job Printing in the 19th-Century Seaport
October 15 at 12pm; October 19 at 6:30pm | In-Person | Bowne & Co. | Free
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. Tours will be led by the Seaport Museum’s Bowne & Co. Art Director and Operation Manager with a stop at Bowne & Co. to see printing in action. Rain or shine.
Meet your tour guide outside Bowne & Co., Stationers, 211 Water Street.
Virtual Walking Tours: Seaport Museum x Urban Archives
Anytime | Online | Self-Guided | Free
Take a walk with us, virtually, and discover the origins of New York’s greatness via Urban Archive, a technology nonprofit that promotes historical research and discovery. You can either come down to South Street, download the app, and follow the walk on your own, or enjoy a virtual tour from the comfort of your own home.
New tours include Street Advertising in Manhattan in the Early 20th Century, The Rise of Industry City, the history of coffee consumption in Lower Manhattan, and more.
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